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How to Stop Apps from Tracking Your Exact Location on iPhone

How to Stop Apps from Tracking Your Exact Location on iPhone

When ride-sharing apps ask for your location, it’s for good reason. But some apps don’t need to ask for your location to do menial tasks. Here’s how you can stop the app from tracking your exact location on iPhone.

IPhone users running iOS 14 and above can stop the app using its precise location. Instead, the app will know your approximate location and won’t be able to direct you to roads or landmarks.

The iPhone comes equipped with several location control features, such as the ability to only allow apps to access your location once. This is another tool in Apple’s arsenal.

There are two ways to access this feature. You can enable it from a location access prompt (which you get when the app first asks you to grant location access) or from the Settings app.

When you get the location access prompt, tap the “Precise” button to enable or disable the Accurate Location feature.

1

If you have given app location permissions and you want to change the settings later, open the “Settings” app on your iPhone and go to the “Privacy” section.

2

Here, select the “Location Services” option from above.

3

Now, select the app from the list.

4

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap the button next to the “Accurate Location” option to disable the feature for certain apps.

5

This feature will only appear if you have enabled Location Services for the app. Now, go back to the “Location Services” section and repeat the process with another application.

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