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How to Stop Apps from Tracking Precise Location on iPhone

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Prevent apps from knowing my precise location on iPhone

When an application like Google Maps asks us to provide our location, it is for a good reason and it is more than evident. Many applications need our location to work, even dating apps like Tinder or Badoo. Although there are some apps that request our location unnecessarily for unimportant things. Precisely in these cases is when we must prevent applications from tracking our precise location on iPhone ..

The precise location function on iPhone arrived for the first time in iOS 14 and was released in 2020. Some applications do not have to know our precise location, luckily we can deactivate it and leave an approximate location so that they continue to work without problems.

Prevent apps from knowing my precise location on iPhone

There are two ways to access this function. We can activate it from the location access indicator (it is the one we get when an application asks us for the first time to give it location permissions or from the device's Settings..

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When we see the location access message, we will press Precise to enable or disable the function in question.

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In case this permission was already granted. So we're going to have to go to Settings from the home screen and then we're going to go to iPhone Privacy..

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Next, we will have to look for the Location Services section at the top.

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Here we will have to select the application that is using the precise location.

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We will scroll down and press the switch next to the Precise Location option, so that it turns gray, which means it will be disabled.

This feature will only appear if we have activated location services for the application, otherwise we will not see it available. If we want to remove the permission from more applications, we will return to Location Services and we will have to do it on all the apps to which we provide permissions.

If we have allowed many apps to access the precise location, we recognize that it can be quite a tedious task, but it is the only way to do it once the permissions have already been given.



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