How To Switch Off Location Services on iPhone or Android?

Everyone knows that our phones by the Location Services can help to identify the exact place wherever we are situated. This information is then given to the applications of your phones to enable you to get access to some helpful stuff  for instance, a weather report.

Source:- iPhone

Note: This blog is suitable for both, i.e. iPhone and Android users.

Reasons behind switching off the ‘Location Services’

  • Breach of your privacy- The Location Services gets all the information related to your every move. They keep such information with them, and there is a great chance of getting it misused as well.
  • Battery performance- If the Location Services options switched on then note that the charging gets exhausts quickly. To avoid that people generally prefer to switch off their Location Services.
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The method of switching off ‘Location Service on iPhone.’

Switching off the Location Service option so that none of the applications can avail its related information is very easy. Read the given below instructions-

  1. Firstly, click on Settings.
  2. Then, press on Privacy option.
  3. Click Location Services.
  4. Lastly, change the ‘Location Services slider’ to switch it off.
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The method of allowing only some selected applications to avail Location Services on iPhone

  1. Firstly, click on Settings.
  2. Then, click on Privacy.
  3. Hit Location Services.
  4. Next, select an application for which you want to manage the Location Services.
  5. Then, select according to your preference-
  6. Never- You can go with this option if you don’t want to allow any of the application to trace your location.
  7. While Using the App- You can go with this option if you prefer to allow it to trace the location only at the time installing and using the application. In this way, you can use the Location Services and don’t let them determine your much location details.
  8. Always- If you go with this option then your application will keep track of your location every time.
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The method of switching off ‘Location Services’ on Android

  1. Firstly, go to Settings.
  2. Then, click on Location.
  3. Lastly, change the position of the slider and make it off.
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The method of allowing only some selected applications to avail ‘Location Services on Android’

  1. Firstly, go to Settings.
  2. Then, click on Applications.
  3. Next, select an application for which you want to manage the Location Services.
  4. Note that the Permissions option will display Location only if this application uses your location.
  5. Click on Permissions.
  6. Then, under the App permissions- move the Location slider for turning it off.
  7. An option may come up stating ‘doing this could interfere with some of the features.’
  8. Press on Cancel.

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