Today, a large number of applications keep track of the location of their users through their mobile phones. iPhone allows installed applications to have access to your location and therefore receive and send to its servers the information about the exact place (GPS) where you are at all times. However, the user must manually accept access to your location, however sometimes we do not realize what we accept and we do not know that an app is tracking us.
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Sometimes when we install an app on our iPhone, we are asked to access our location and by inertia many users accept it without realizing that this information collected by the app can be sent and used on their servers. This is why from time to time it is advisable to check which applications have access to our location through the iPhone.
It should be noted that there are several levels of access to the location of your iPhone. There is the possibility that an app has access to your location constantly but also the possibility that it only has access to your location when you open that app. Be that as it may, the iPhone user has full control over this access so they can configure it as they are most interested or even disable it completely.
That said, below we want to show you how to know the iPhone applications that have access to your GPS location to deactivate the access or customize it according to your preferences:
How to know the apps that have access to your location on iPhone and disable or customize that access.
The first thing you will have to do is access the iPhone Settings app, and then select the Privacy option.
In the new screen you must select the option: Location. This will display a list of all the apps that have access to your location. Here you can select any of the apps in a specific way, which will reveal three options:
– When using the app
Obviously, if we select the option Never, access to the location will be completely disabled.
If you select the option “When the app is used”, as its name indicates, the application will only have access to your location when you open it on your iPhone.
If you select the Always option, it will not matter if the application is open or closed, as it will collect information about your GPS location.
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