How to Turn On or Off Location on Android or iPhone

In this post, you’ll see:

iPhone

How to Turn On or Off Location Services for a Particular App on iPhone

Open Settings.

Tap “Privacy.”

Hit “Location Services” at the top.

Find the app for which you want to turn on or off location services and tap it.

Now, you can see the following four options (note that not all the apps have these four options):

  1. Never – disable location services for the app.
  1. Ask Next Time – if you choose this option, you will see a pop-up while you’re on the app. There are three options:
  • Allow Once – allow access to location services only for this time. Remember that if you choose this option, then every time you open the app, you’ll see this pop-up again.
  • Allow While Using App – if you choose this option, then it means you chose the “While Using the App” option, which I’ll talk about later.
  • Don’t Allow – if you choose this option, then it means you chose the “Never” option, which I’ve talked about above.
  1. While Using the App – grant access to location services only when the app or any of its features are visible on the screen.
  1. Always – grant access to location services even when the app is in the background.

Choose the one as per your wish.

How to Turn On or Off Location Services

Open Settings.

Tap “Privacy.”

Hit “Location Services” at the top.

Enable (to turn on) or disable (to turn off) “Location Services.”

If you are disabling it, you will see a pop-up at the bottom. Read the message in it, and if you’re okay with that, tap the “Turn Off” option.

Android

How to Disable Location Permission for a Particular App

Open the Settings app.

Hit “Location.”

Tap “App permission.”

Find the app for which you want to turn off location permission. In our instance, it is “Chrome.”

Tap on that app.

Select “Deny.”

In the confirmation pop-up, tap “Deny anyway” on it.

Note: if you want to turn on the location permission for the app, follow the above steps. But select “Allow only while using the app.”

How to Turn On and Off Location on Android

Here are the steps to turn on the location:

Open the Settings app.

Hit “Location.”

Disable the toggle switch at the top.

Note: To turn off location on Android, follow the above steps. But enable instead of disabling.

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