Geolocation – a convenient tool on the iPhone, which allows you to automatically determine the location of the device and its user. Location marks are used to group photos so that you know where they were taken, can share the mark on the map in social networks.
Moreover, this option allows you to track the phone if it is stolen, so it is pretty important for the security of the gadget. We will find out how to disable geolocation on the iPhone or, conversely, activate it if necessary.
Geolocation is a very useful feature of the phone.
What is the disadvantage of such a function?
Although it is quite useful and, in principle, does not interfere with the user, it has its own drawback. Like any other technology, geolocation eats up its "share" of battery power, which is therefore short-lived with the active use of the smartphone.
Therefore, we recommend disabling this feature when you are not using it in order to slightly extend the battery life of the gadget. And it’s better to simply activate it only when there is a need for it.
What are the advantages of this technology?
Besides the fact that it helps to mark the photo, this option of the smartphone helps in navigation. For example, if you are in another city and you need to find a specific place, it will be easier to do with a map where your route and its route are displayed in real time.
The route and its passage on the map iPhone
On the other hand, often automatic address determination is not to the liking of users seeking to keep their routes and way of life in general within their personal space. Not everyone likes when under each photo that is laid out on social networks, the place where it is taken is immediately displayed. Such a desire to protect their location and hide their privacy a little, of course, makes sense.
Location on iPhone
Disabling and enabling location
To use this feature of your smartphone, you must perform the following steps:
- Go to the settings menu on your smartphone.
- At the bottom of the list, find the "Privacy" item.
- Select "Location Services."
- In the window that opens, using the slider, you can activate the determination of your location.
How to turn off this feature? To do this, you need to perform the same actions as described previously, but move the slider to turn this option off.
You can leave this system item enabled, but use it selectively, not for all applications. To do this, use the "Geolocation Services" menu – you already know how to find it.
Below the enable or disable line is a list of applications where device location is used. Select one of them and you will see two options – “Never” and “When using the program”.
Setting up geolocation in applications
Accordingly, if you choose the first option, geolocation will not work in the program, if the second – it will be activated when using the application. Thus, you can fine-tune the operation of your device, adjust it for yourself.
That’s all – now you know where the iPhone is in geolocation, you can use it for individual programs or completely disable it in the system.