The steps in this article are going to show you how to turn off the Location Services feature on your iPhone.
- Open the Settings app.
- Scroll down and choose Privacy.
- Touch the Location Services option.
- Tap the button to the right of Location Services.
- Touch the Turn Off button to confirm that you want to disable Location Services.
Many of the apps on your iPhone want to use your location. For some apps, access to your location information is an essential part of making sure that the app functions properly. For other apps that location data may be used for less important reasons.
Regardless of how your apps are using your location, you may not want them to have access to that information. Fortunately it is possible for you to change a setting and prevent any of the apps on your iPhone from using your location.
How to Turn Off Location Services on an iPhone 11
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.1.3. These same steps will work on other iPhone models using iOS 13, as well as in most recent versions of iOS.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Privacy option.
Step 3: Touch the Location Services option at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Location Services.
Step 5: Select the Turn Off option to disable Location Services for all of your apps.
As indicated on the pop-up in Step 5, it is possible for Location Services to be re-enabled in the future if you put your iPhone into Lost Mode and wish to use the Find My iPhone feature.
Note that many apps will be unable to function properly after you disable Location Services and some apps may not be able to work at all.
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