August 15, 2022
How to Allow or Deny iOS Apps Access to Your Location


Many of the apps you install ask for permission to access your location – and if the app sounds useful, you’re going to give it permission more often. But we forget about it for later, and over time, you have a dozen different apps asking for location information and draining battery. For both privacy reasons and practical concerns about battery life, this type of access is a problem. Or sometimes it happens that you deny app location access on first launch but you might need to enable it later but not sure how to go about it.

Some apps like Zomato only use your location when you have the app open. Others like Google Maps use your location in the background as well. There could be a valid reason for this. In the case of Google Maps, it provides directions even when the app is not open. But that’s not the case for all apps that use your location.

The easy solution is to turn off GPS altogether – but that means even the most important apps you trust can’t check your location. If your battery life is getting worse by the day, or if you are not comfortable with certain apps sharing your location data, you can turn off location access only for those apps.

Here’s how to enable or disable location access for individual apps on an iPhone or iPad.

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  1. go for Settings > Privacy > Location Services,

  2. Now scroll down to see the list of apps that want location access.

  3. Next to each app, you’ll see the text never, while usingeither Always, Apps that have never written next to their name do not use your location data. Whereas using means that the app accesses the location data only when the screen is on. Always means that the app can access location data even when it is not running.

  4. Tap any app in which Always is displayed next to its name.

  5. tap now while using the app, This will ensure that the app does not use your location in the background. Some apps don’t allow this option, so if you don’t think the app should always have access to your location, change the setting to never,

  6. Scroll to the bottom and tap system services,

  7. You can now see the system services that use your location in the background. find my iphone There is a useful anti-theft feature, so you shouldn’t deny it location access. You can turn off others based on your needs.

Do you like to have apps using your location in the background? Has denying location access improved battery life on your iPhone or iPad? Let us know through comment.

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