Can you figure if your friend is sharing their location from their iPhone or MacBook ?

  • As bmike correctly said, no–however MacBook's aren't even a valid source–only iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, and Apple Watches can be used for this.
    – Ezekiel
    Feb 4, 2019 at 22:48
  • They could be as "Find my device" lists all of these devices, including Macs Feb 4, 2019 at 22:58

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No. Apple lets people choose which device feeds the location for them. Apple lets them choose to share that location with you but not the name or type of system that feeds the geo location.

You get to see that location and not which device they chose to feed the location data. I'm not aware of any Mac client to input from iCloud find my friends, so you can be pretty sure they're not sharing from their Mac due to system design and not due to Apple letting you know what your friend chose. They could use a watch, iPad, iPod or iPhone currently in iCloud Find My Friends app.

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