How to Turn Off Location Services on iPhone 7

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Myra Posted on Jul 03, 2017 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Location Services on your iPhone enables Apps (like Maps App and Weather App) and websites to know your location with the help of your networks and Bluetooth only under your permission. For the sake of protecting your private information, you might want to turn off Location Services on your iPhone completely or just allow some Apps to use your location information. Read on to know how to make it.

How to turn off Location Services on iPhone 7

Step 1: Go to "Settings" App on your iPhone 7.

Step 2: Scroll down to choose "Privacy".

Step 3: Tap on "Location Services" if it's on.

Step 4: Toggle off "Location Services" and then choose "Turn Off" to confirm.

How to turn off Location Services on iPhone 7

However, sometimes you might need to allow some Apps or system services to use Location Services. For example, when you want to share your location, you have to turn on Location Services to let the App know your location and sent it to others. Thus you can not switch off Location Services in such cases. No worry, you can selectively disable Location Services for some Apps on your iPhone. The method is shown below.

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How to selectively turn off Location Services on iPhone 7

Step 1: Launch "Settings" App on your iPhone 7.

Step 2: Go to "Privacy" and choose "Location Services".

Step 3: Switch on "Location Services".

Step 4: Scroll down to choose the App you don't allow to use your location. Then choose "Never". You can also choose "While Using the App" to enable Location Services for the App when you are using it, which is suitable for Apps like Maps.

Step 5: Besides, if you don't want to some system services to use your location, tap on "System Services" and turn off the system service you don't allow to use your location information.

Tips:

If you just allow some Apps to use your location, you can set it when the App tries to access your location for the first time. When the prompt appears asking your permission, you can choose "Allow" or "Don't Allow" to turn on/off location services for it.

How to selectively turn off Location Services on iPhone