How to Keep Your Location Private from Nosy Apps

Some apps can track your phone's location more than 14,000 times a day — here's how to turn that off if you own an iPhone or AndroidWe are living in a day and age where privacy is increasingly starting to seem like a bit of a luxury. This is because of the fact that so much of our data is being sent to companies that then use it for advertising purposes. One of the most sinister bits of data that gets sent to these companies is your location, which gets sent thousands of times every day. Most of the time this information is anonymous, so even if companies know where you are they won’t know the exact details and they won’t know who you are either. However, in a lot of instances this information is not at all anonymous, so much so that a company could potentially end up locating exactly where you are.
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Hence, it is important for you to figure out a way to prevent apps from accessing your location at all times. If you use an iPhone, you can go to your Settings and yap on privacy. You will then get a list of all of the apps that have access to your location. If there is an app that accesses your information and you don’t want it to be able to do so, you could always simply take away its permissions and prevent it from accessing your location at all. If there are apps that use your information at all times even when you’re not using the app, you can prevent them from doing so and only allow them to access your location when you are using the app.

Some apps can track your phone's location more than 14,000 times a day — here's how to turn that off if you own an iPhone device

In Android phones, you can do something similar by going into the Privacy and Location section in your Settings. It is important to keep yourself as well as your location a secret in this modern era.

Some apps can track your phone's location more than 14,000 times a day — here's how to turn that off if you own an Android phone

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