GPS location service built into your iPhone or iPad by default allows access to some of your device applications for its proper functioning.
How do I turn off location on your iPad or iPhone?
If you want to turn off your location on your computer for some reason, you should be aware that some applications, such as Maps, Safari, and others in your system may not be working properly, may not be synced, or fail to activate all its functions.
The whole device
You can disable location on your device in general. Location or location and iPhone and iPad is enabled by default unless you first disable the device when you first set up your device.
If you want to disable your device from accessing your location, you need to sign in to your ‘Settings’ application and access the ‘Privacy’ section. Within this section, there is the ‘Location’ section, where you have to go in and click on the first option that appears on the screen, ‘Location’, which will turn off GPS usage. in all functions and uses of the equipment.
Disabling the location service can lead to a significant reduction in your battery consumption; This prolongs its useful life and prevents the equipment from overheating.
Disabling a mobile data plan while browsing can also help turn off location service reducing data consumption your intention.
From a specific application
If you want to keep your location turned on, but you don’t want one or more specific apps to access your location information, you can set it up some applications do not include your location.
To disable an app from accessing your location, the first time you access an app, a notification will usually appear asking you permission to access your location. ‘Allow’ and ‘Do Not Accept’ are included in this notification.
Select the ‘Do not allow’ option to prevent the app from accessing your location since you first used it; otherwise, if you want the app to access your location, you must select the ‘Allow’ option.
You can also disable access to your location from the settings. To do this, go to ‘Settings’, go to ‘Privacy’ and select ‘Location’. Access this section and make changes to the location service must be activated.
There, you can see the list of applications what your device has; You can scroll down to find the app you want to disable to access your location.
Once the app is found; you have to press to access options about accessing your location or location when using them.
- Never: This option disables the app from accessing your location completely.
- When using the app: This option allows the app to access your location only when used. If you select this option, you will see that your status bar appears in blue and that the app notifies you that your location is being used.
- Always: This option allows access to your location, though when you are not using the app.
These apps are available for iPhone with iOS 14 and iPad with iPadOS 14 you can access your exact location and thus get your exact location. To turn this option off, you only need to enter the approximate location, enter ‘Settings’, enter ‘Privacy’ and select ‘Location’.
In this section, you will be able to see your applications, and when you enter one of them, you will see the ‘Exact location’ option; you can deactivate this option by pressing the switch to the right of the option.
How do you know which apps have access to your GPS location?
If you want to know which apps have access to your location, you need to enter ‘Settings’, then select ‘Privacy’ and ‘Location’; In this section you can see the applications on your computer and when you access them you will see that they have access to your location and if they include your exact location.
How do I stop sharing the exact location and share only the approximate?
You can disable your device to access your exact location; shows your location point in detail with a low error rateBy disabling it, you can provide more security in terms of privacy.
The approximate location is not exactly where you are, the approximate location can provide information about your location in terms of ten square miles. Basically, the approximate location may provide information about your country, city, or neighborhood, but it will never share data. where exactly you are.
Approximate location it is not updated frequently as in the case of the exact location. The approximate location is really ideal when using social networking applications such as Instagram or Facebook, this way your security and privacy cannot be compromised.
To disable the exact location; You need to enter ‘Settings’, enter ‘Privacy’ and select the ‘Location’ section, you can see your applications and when you access them you can click on the ‘Exact location’ option to turn it off. This process needs to be done with all applications If you do not want to access your exact location, it is recommended that you turn it off for social networking applications.
However, the exact location may be useful for applications that require information about your location, for example delivery services or transport apps, even if you want to share your location with someone.