It is very easy to share locations on iPhones or iPads. But sometimes it can endanger your privacy. These days, many applications are installed on phones that ask users to allow access to locations or other services. Apps like Maps or Weather that are pre-installed on iOS or things like Uber and DoorDash require access to the device location to perform their exact activities.
But if you are worried about your privacy, here are the main ways to stop different applications from accessing the location of your iPhone or iPad. Stay with us.
How to prevent location sharing on iPhone or iPad?
If you do not use applications that require access to the device location, you can easily disable this feature by following the steps below.
- Open Settings app.
- Tap Privacy.
- On the new page, select Location Services.
- Now all you have to do is turn the Location Services switch off or on, as shown below.
- Finally, tapping the Turn Off item will turn this option off.
But let’s review the message that appears at the end of the image.
This message warns the user that the device location settings are disabled. However, for items such as the Find My app or Lost Mode, this feature will remain active so that they do not malfunction and you can track them if your iPhone or iPad is lost or stolen.
Do not share locations for different applications or services
As mentioned above, there are applications that will malfunction if you do not have access to the device location. If you do not allow your iPhone or iPad to access the location, you will not be able to check the weather in your area, request online taxis, or order food if needed. In such cases, you can turn on the Location Services feature and adjust the access of various applications to this feature to your liking.
Of course, there are many apps on your iPhone or iPad right now that do not have access to your location or you will not need them. To disable their access, first enter the following path:
Settings> Privacy> Location Services
You will now be presented with a list of applications for which access to the device location is defined. Tap the app names individually and set their permissions as shown below:
To access a location for each application, the following four options are defined:
- Never: will never have access to the location.
- Ask Next Time: You will be allowed to access the location each time the application is opened.
- While Using the App: When you are using the application, the ability to access the location is activated.
- While Using the App or Widgets: When using the application or its related widget, the location can be accessed.
Eventually, you will find that privacy is entirely up to you. If you wish, you can set the location-related permissions to your liking, or if this does not matter to you, you can leave it to yourself.