How To Disable Location Services On iPhone Or Android?

All of us knows that the latest smartphones mark the digital tracks wherever their owner goes. Basically, the Location Services option of the smartphone gets to know wherever the owner goes and then passes on that information to the phone’s OS or applications.



Reasons behind disabling Location Services

Generally, people turn on the location services immediately after they get any of their new gadgets. It has a reason behind it..

If you do not turn it on then, you will not be able to get step-by-step driving directions or suggestions for nearby cafes and shops. But at the same time can’t neglect the fact there are even some primary reasons that encourage you to disable Location Services completely or put a restriction on some applications for using it.

Some of the reasons behind disabling Location Services are as follows-

  • Privacy: One of the disadvantages of turning on Location Services is that it not just traces the location wherever you are, but it also stores this information on the servers of the companies. And this private information can even be misused by in a number of ways.
  • Battery Life: The Location Services depend on ‘wireless networking’ to check wherever you visit, the smartphone continuously keeps searching for and connecting to networks. Resulting, a lot of battery exhaustion, so whenever you want to keep the battery life for longer, preferring disabling Location Services is an excellent way.

The method of disabling Location Services on an iPhone

Turning it off by which none of the application be able to avail them on iOS is very easy.

  1. Firstly, click on Settings.
  2. Then, click on Privacy.
  3. After that, press on Location Services.
  4. Next, adjust the Location Services slider by moving it off.

The method of controlling that which applications have access to Location Services on iPhone

It can be possible that you do want to turn on the Location Services but doesn’t want all of the application to get access to your location. Or it can even be possible that you wish to let the application access it whenever it needs it but not every time. The iPhone supports you to have access to your location by the given below steps:

  1. Firstly, click on Setting.
  2. Then, click on Privacy.
  3. After that, press on Location Services.
  4. Next, select the application for which access to Location Services you would like to manage.
  5. Then, you’ll get in a total of three options before you. The first one will be Never. The second one will be while Using the App and the last one will be the Always. Select the option according to your preference.

The method of disabling Location Services on Android

  1. Firstly, click on Settings.
  2. Then, click on Location.
  3. Lastly, change the slider by moving it to off.

Sofia Martine is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security.She writes about the latest updates regarding and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.


Published by Alessia Martine

Alessia Martine is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, and new media.

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