Heres How You Can Turn Off the GPS on Your iPhone

Aside from a standalone GPS tracking devices, your iPhone can also act as a tracker because of its built-in GPS feature. The integrated feature of iPhone serves as one of the different ways for tracking. Of course, having this feature has its perks most especially when your phone gets lost in a crowded football stadium. However, it is all-too obvious that more and more consumers complain how iPhone’s battery drains faster than expected. As much as everyone needs to secure their mobile phones, individuals also need to conserve battery life for other important purposes. One way is to turn off an iPhone GPS.

How to Turn off an iPhone GPS

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Here’s the five easy steps on how to turn off  an iPhone GPS:

  1. From your iPhone’s home screen, find the Settings icon.
  2. Under Settings, tap on Privacy.
  3. Click on Location Services. It will be the first option under Privacy setting.
  4. Disable GPS by toggling off Location Services. The green button will disappear once it is turned off.
  5. Save the changes by exiting properly from the settings.

Upon disabling the location services on you iPhone, some of the installed applications, such as google maps or Pokemon Go, will cease to function properly as these apps use current location for customer satisfaction. Of course, the device itself will send a notification if an application requires GPS services. If you need it back on, you can go through the same setting on how to turn of an iPhone GPS.

If you want to keep your privacy secure, you can also limit the installed applications that can access your current location by following these steps:

    1. From your iPhone’s home screen, find the Settings icon.
    2. Under Settings, tap on Privacy.
    3. Click on Location Services. It will be the first option under Privacy setting.
    4. Tap on the app that you want to limit.
    5. You can chose Never, While Using the App or Always.
    6. Save the changes by exiting properly from the settings.

Of course, to save your iPhone’s battery life and memory space, it’s best to purchase a standalone tracking device such as Trackimo, instead. You’ll be surprise know how a GPS tracker works. Be safe and sound at all times without compromising your iPhone’s battery or memory.

 

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