How to Turn On or Off Geotagging on Android

The “Geotagging” feature adds the location information to the photos and videos taken using your Android device’s “Camera” app.

By default, this feature is turned off on Android.

However, if you want to turn it on, follow the below steps (in this instance, I’m using Android Pie):


  1. Open Camera app.

  2. Slide from left to right, and you can see the “Gear” icon at the top. Hit it.

  3. Now, you can see the “Save location” option under “Save settings” section. Hit it.

  4. Now, you may see a popup. In it, tap “Ok.” After that, if asked, provide “Location” permission to the “Camera” app.
    Save location popup

That’s it. All done.

Turned on Save location

Keep in mind that the above steps (1-3) can turn off geotagging too.

Also, here’s an alternate method to disable geotagging – Turn off GPS completely for your Android device OR Turn off location permission for the Camera app and that’s it.

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