How to Get GPS Coordinates, Elevation of Current Location on iPhone/ iPad

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Track your bearings, coordinates, and elevation [Your Height level from Sea level]. Using the Apple Compass app on iPhone and iPad. Get coordinates number for any location on your any iOS device using an app or Without Application. Old iOS version doesn’t have an option to use the compass app officially, because it’s not pre-installed with a new iOS upgrade or Firmware installation. So for all the cases, here I give alternate ways to get GPS coordinates of the current location in Longitude or Latitude.

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Note: Many users have also query on Compass app not showing current GPS coordinates in digital numbers. So, don’t be hesitate and follow the below steps carefully.

Steps for Getting GPS Coordinates, Elevation of the Current location on iPhone

  1. Open the Compass app on your iPhone. Now, you need to allow permission to access location service. If you haven’t enabled then allow the location service “Allow While Using App” for the app from iPhone settings (Given in Next Tips).

    Get Geo GPS Coordinates or Elevation from Compass app on iPhone

    Get Geo GPS Coordinates or Elevation from a Compass app on iPhone

  2. Next, From the compass app, you will get the Information for Coordinates, Location, Elevation from your iPhone Compass app. and Copy as well (Touch and Hold on Information to Copy).

    Coordinates, Location, Elevation from your iPhone Compass app

    Coordinates, Location, Elevation from your iPhone Compass app

  3. That’s it.

How to Use Apple Compass App on iPhone: Save and Share

Important: To lock your Current Direction on the Apple Compass app, Tap on the Compass dial, Then you will see Red Band on Dial to Move back to Accurate direction. Now Re-Tap on Compass Dial to Reset and Try again.

lock your current direction on iPhone Compass app

lock your current direction on iPhone Compass app

We can copy the Coordintess from the iPhone Compass app by tap and hold on information. Tap on copy option and Share or Note your location. we can enter this coordinated on Maps app.

open your location in Maps on iPhone

open your location in Maps on iPhone

Get GPS Coordinates on the Compass app

  • Step 1: Go to the Setting App on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

    Settings app on iPhone

    Settings app on iPhone

  • Step 2: Next, Tap on the Privacy option.
  • Step 3: Then, Location Services > Enable Location Services toggle.

Enable location service on iOS device

  • Step 4: Scroll Down towards the full list of apps that are using Location service to run.
  • Step 5: Choose, Compass app and Select Option for While Using the app.

Get GPS coordinates of current location on iPhone or iPad: iOS 9

Without any Apps

Go to the Safari App on iOS device; next enter google maps in the URL search box.

Enter a place name in the Place search box or directly move your location by a tap on blue round, which will automatically track the location and will be shown on Map.

Note: For auto detects the location, you need to give permission to the safari app to use location service while in use.

Copy URL from safari webpage and Past in note app for easy to find GPS coordinates (Longitude or Latitude). See the below image, I marked numbers for highlighted and underlined.Find Coordination on Google Map through iOS browser

That’s it; this is the way to find/ get GPS coordinates from Google maps iPhone.

Recommended Third-party apps for iOS

Easy GPS: Location track in GPS coordinates (Latitude/ Longitude), Degree/ Minutes/ Seconds, and Decimal Degree. And many premium features allow Find location area from Coordinates, Map Widgets, Compass, and Google Maps add-on. See more about the app here and Other Commander Compass Lite.

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