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Apple has been quite innovative with the iOS 17 and new features like “check in” released in this package. The second feature automatically inform your friend or family member when you reached at a particular destination. Also you can also see what details your friends can see if you don’t successfully complete your Check In.
But many iPhone user after updating to iOS 17 or not able to use the check-in feature as it is giving an error “check in is not available to send to this recipient”.
In the Messages app there’s a new feature called Check In. My partner also got the beta and she was able to send me one just fine. But no matter how many times I try or who I send it to, I keep getting this error that Check In is not available to send to this contact. If you are also facing issue with check-in feature of iPhone then below are some possible solution to fix “check in is not available to send to this recipient”?
The iOS 17 check in feature will only work when both iPhone are on latest iOS 17. If you are trying to send check in message to an iPhone user who is running on iOS 16 previous version then you will see error “check in is not available to send to this recipient”. So before using the feature please ensure that all iPhones are running on iOS 17.
The second function works on location services. Please make sure that location services are enabled in your iPhone for the message app. The location sharing settings can be a reason which can prevent you from sharing Check-in details. Go to iPhone settings ->location and services and check if the location services are turned On for Message app.
Hope this article explains and fixes your issue “check in is not available to send to this recipient”. Let us know in comment section.