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    How to turn off Location Services on iPhone

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    How to turn off location services on your iPhone and prevent apps from knowing your location. Disabling Location Services on your iPhone can save battery and data and protect your privacy.


    You can turn off all location services on your iPhone in the Settings menu. You can also disable location services only for specific iPhone apps or system services. To turn off location sharing with friends or family, you can use the Find My app or iMessage.



    When you turn off Location Services on your iPhone, you are disabling them on your device. This can be great for stopping location tracking and conserving battery life. But it will cause some difficulties with apps like Find Mine or Maps.

    You also have less extreme and more personalized options, such as turning off location services for only certain apps or making sure specific people can't track your location. Here's how to not get tracked with iPhone.


    Further Reading:

    • iPhone: How to Enable Location Services
    • How to find lost iPhone, even of a friend
    • How to increase iPhone battery life
    • How to protect your privacy on iPhone
    • How to fix when your iPhone's GPS is not working
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