How to Turn Off Location Services on iPhone?

Location services are integral parts of any modern smart device, either a smartphone, a tablet, or a PC. We need location services to navigate, get relevant information in apps, tag photos on a map, etc. Unfortunately, developers sometimes tend to abuse location services and use users’ data too much. That led to many users being somewhat paranoid about the location tracking of their iPhones. Others think turning off GPS in iPhone will help to save some battery. Either way, lots of people search on the Internet how to turn off location on iOS. In this article, we will show you how to turn off location on iPhone and how to disable location for specific apps on iOS.

Disable Location Services on iPhone Globally

If you do not use navigation and have no need for location services on your iPhone, you can disable location services globally. That will also disable any prompts to access location data in third-party apps.

Unfortunately, unlike Android, iOS has no quick toggle for Location Services inside the control center. That means you need to ask Siri to disable Location Services or do it manually within settings.

  1. Open Settings;
  2. Go to Privacy > Location Services;
  3. Turn off the Location Services toggle. how to turn on location services on iphone

Disable Location for Specific Apps in iPhone

If you want to prevent some apps from accessing your location data, you can disable Location Services for those specific apps. There is no need to turn off Location Services globally.

  1. Open Settings;
  2. Go to Privacy > Location Services;
  3. In the list of apps, select the one you want to turn off Location Service for. how to turn off location services on iphone
  4. Select Never or any other option you prefer. Alternatively, you can either turn off or on precise location tracking. If you disable that option, the app will use approximate location without GPS tracking.
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