5 Easy Ways to Fix Find My iPhone Online Not Sharing Location

November 14, 2019Nicole Jones

Find My iPhone can help you locate your iPhone, friends and family. And it can also help you find your lost iPhone. Recently, many users complained that they couldn’t share their locations with their family or friends due to the issue of Find My iPhone online not sharing location. If you are going through the same situation, don’t worry. In this guide, you will find how to fix Find My iPhone Online Not Sharing Location. Try the solutions below, and you will resolve this issue.

Find My iPhone Online Not Sharing Location

Way 1. Enable Location Services and Share My Location

Before sharing your location with others, you need to make sure the Location Services and Share My Location is enabled. When Find My iPhone says “Online, not sharing location”, it may be caused by disabled Location Services and Share My Location.

To enable Location Services and Share My Location, you need to follow the steps below:

Step 1.
Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services, and toggle on the Location Services.
Switch on
Step 2.
On the Location Services screen, tap Share My Location to enter the Find My screen. The first thing is to tap Find My iPhone, and turn the Find My iPhone toggle on. Next, back to Find My screen, tap the Share My Location toggle on.
Turn on

Check to see if the issue is resolved. If you still get the message of “Online, not sharing location”, try the next way.

Way 2. Allow Find My to Access Location

Only when you allow Find My to use location services, it is able to locate your iPhone’s location.

Step 1.
Open Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
Step 2.
Tap Find My and choose Ask Next Time or When Using the APP.
Allow

Way 3. Sign in to Your iCloud Account

The basic requirement for being able to use Find My iPhone is that iCloud has to be enabled on the device for locating your iPhone. So when the error message “Online, not sharing location” occurs, you might sign out of your iCloud account. Now follow the steps below to sign in to your iCloud account.

Step 1.
Go to Settings > Your Name.
Step 2.
Enter your Apple ID and password to sign in to your iCloud.
Sign

Way 4. Fix Find My iPhone Online Not Sharing Location without Data Loss (Recommended)

After checking the above settings, if Find My iPhone still shows “Online, not sharing location”, your iPhone’s system might go wrong. You should try fixing your iPhone system with a professional tool. Here you can use iOS System Recovery to upgrade or downgrade your iPhone’s system to the ideal version, even the beta version, so that your iPhone can return to the normal state. Then your issue of Find My iPhone online not sharing location could be solved.

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Steps to Fix Find My iPhone Online Not Sharing Location:

Step 1.
Free download and install iOS System Recovery. Launch it and choose iOS System Recovery. Connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable. After your device is detected, it will remind you to tap “Trust” on your iPhone.
Interface
Step 2.
Click Start at the bottom right corner to continue the process.
Detect Issue
Step 3.
Choose repairing mode to fix your iPhone. Here we recommend you to choose Standard Mode to fix your iPhone without data loss. If you want to completely erase all settings and content, you can choose Advanced Mode to fix your iPhone. Then click Confirm.
Repair Type
Step 4.
Click Optimize button to check iPhone model information and download firmware.
Optimize
Step 5.
Select the iOS version that you want to download, and click Next to start to download the firmware.
Firmware

When the download is finished, open your iPhone and try again to check if the issue is fixed.

Way 5. Restore iPhone to Factory Settings (Not Recommended)

If the above steps don’t help you resolve the issue of Find My iPhone Online Not Sharing Location, the last way is to restore iPhone to factory settings. Because it will cause the loss of all data and settings, you’d better backup important data to iTunes or iCloud before resetting your iPhone. Or you can download iOS Data Backup and Restore to backup all iPhone data to your PC or Mac.

After backing up your data, you can start restoring your iPhone to the factory settings. Open your iPhone and navigate to Settings > General > Reset, and tap Erase All Content and Settings. Then your iPhone will be reset.

Restore iPhone

After resetting, you can restore your iPhone from backup. Then open Find My iPhone to check whether the issue of Online Not Sharing Location is solved or not.

Final Words

Normally, you can fix the error message of “Online, not sharing location” by setting iCloud and Find My iPhone to be enabled on the device and allowing Find My iPhone to get access to your location. When the above solutions can’t resolve the issue, you can use iOS System Recovery to fix the issue of Online Not Sharing Location. If this error still exists, the last method you could try is to restore your iPhone to factory settings. Note that resetting your iPhone will cause the loss of all data and settings. So it is best to backup your iPhone data before resetting your iPhone.

In a word, hopefully you can fix the issue of Online Not Sharing Location. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to leave your comments below.

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