How to Turn Off Geotagging on Android and iPhone

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How to Turn On or Off Geotagging on Android

What is Geotagging?

It is a process of adding location information. Your Android and iPhone Camera app has this feature.

If the feature is enabled, then the photos and videos you’ve taken using your Android or iPhone Camera app will have location information.

Below you can find the steps to enable or disable it on Android and iPhone.

Android

Geotagging is turned off on Android by default. Let’s see the steps on how to enable it.

Launch the Camera app.

Hit the “Gear” icon at the top.

Hit the “Save location” option, which is under the “Save settings” section.

You may now see a pop-up. In it, tap “App Info.”

Hit “Permissions.” Tap “Location.” Choose “Allow only while using the app.”

Now go back to the “Save location” option, which we see above. Enable it.

Notes

  • To turn off geotagging, disable the “Save location” option.
  • Here’s an alternate method to disable geotagging – Turn off location completely. Or turn off location permission for the Camera app. The steps to do both of these tasks are in this guide.

iPhone

Let’s see the steps to turn off geotagging.

Open the Settings app.

Tap “Privacy.” Hit “Location Services” at the top.

Tap “Camera.” Choose “Never.”

Notes

  • Here’s an alternate method to deactivate geotagging: Turn off Location Services completely for your iPhone.
  • To enable geotagging, follow the steps above. And choose “While Using the App” instead of “Never.”

How to Set Up Timer on Android or iPhone Camera

Open Camera.

Hit the “Timer” icon. The one that is third from the left.

You’ll see these three options – Timer Off (if you’re on Android) or Off (if you’re on iPhone) (this option is for turning off timer), 3s (3 seconds timer), and 10s (10 seconds timer).

Choose the one you want. In this example, I am choosing the “10s.”

Now, when you press the “Shutter” button, the Camera will take photos after 10 seconds.

If you wish to stop the timer, then tap the “Stop” button (if you’re on iPhone) or “X” (if you’re on Android).

How to Turn Off Shutter Sound on Android or iPhone Camera

Method #1

Android: Put the phone on vibrate or mute the phone.

iPhone: Mute the device or put it in silent mode.

Method #2

Connect the headphones to the device.

Method #3 (Android Only)

Open the Camera app.

Hit the “Gear” icon at the top.

Disable the “Shutter sound” option.

How to Turn On or Off Flash on Android or iPhone Camera

Note: Remember that turning off the flash will disable it on the camera and turning on the flash will make the camera use flash every time you take a photo.

Launch “Camera” on your iPhone.

Tap the “Lightning bolt” icon at the top.

To turn off the flash: Hit “Off.”

To turn on the flash: Tap “On.”

Notes

  • “Auto” (for iPhone) and “Flash Auto” (for Android) is the default option. If you select this option, then the Camera app will use flash when it decides the flash is required.
  • For Android: You need to apply the below steps for both the front and rear cameras separately.

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