How to disable location tracking on your iPhone or iPad

According to an investigation by The New York Times, the apps may collect location data and sell them to advertisers, so it is worth checking what programs you have access to geolocation.

At times the users agree to provide access to the GPS-receiver of smartphone and don’t realize that the app can secretly sell information. Fortunately, iOS offers a high degree of control over which apps can access your location information.

How to fully disable location services

iOS lets you turn off GPS, not only for applications but also for system services. Do I have to do a few simple steps:

  • Open “Settings”.
  • Go to “Privacy” → “location Services”.
  • Translate the toggle switch next to “location Services” in the down position.
  • Go to the item “Share my location” and disable it.
  • It is worth considering that in this case no service can use GPS on the device, including Find my iPhone.

    How to disable location tracking for specific apps

    The access location can be useful for certain applications. But you shouldn’t allow all the apps to track location, especially if the program is not currently being used.

  • Open “Settings”.
  • Go to “Privacy” → “location Services”.
  • Select the application to configure access to the GPS. The system will prompt three options: “Never”, “While using the app” and “Always”. The latter is enabled only if you trust the developer.
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