How to Stop Sharing Location Without Them Knowing on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you concerned about your privacy and want to stop sharing your location without others knowing on your iPhone? You’ve come to the right place!

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to disable location sharing discreetly. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

To begin, locate and tap on the “Settings” app on your iPhone’s home screen. The Settings app is represented by a gray icon with gears.

Step 2: Select “Privacy”

Within the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on “Privacy”. The Privacy menu allows you to manage various permissions and settings related to your device’s privacy.

Step 3: Tap on “Location Services”

In the Privacy menu, you will find “Location Services” at the top. Tap on it to access further location-related options.

Step 4: Disable Location Services

You will see a toggle switch at the top of the Location Services menu. By default, it is turned on. To stop sharing your location without others knowing, tap on this toggle switch to turn off Location Services.

Note: Disabling Location Services will prevent all apps and services from accessing your device’s GPS data.

Step 5: Customize App Permissions (Optional)

If you want to further refine your location privacy settings, you can customize app permissions individually. Scroll down in the Location Services menu to view a list of installed apps that have requested access to your location data.

  • Bold text: Indicates apps that have recently accessed your location
  • Underlined text: Indicates apps that are currently using your location in the background

To modify an app’s location permission, simply tap on its name and select one of the available options: “Never”, “While Using the App”, or “Always”.

Step 6: Confirm Location Sharing is Disabled

After disabling Location Services and customizing app permissions, it’s important to ensure that your location is no longer being shared. You can do this by opening any app that previously utilized your location data, such as Maps or Weather.

If you receive a prompt asking for location access while using one of these apps, it means that location sharing is still enabled. In that case, revisit the Location Services menu and review app permissions again.


Protecting your privacy is crucial in today’s digital age. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can stop sharing your location without others knowing on your iPhone. Remember to regularly review and manage your app permissions to maintain control over your privacy.

We hope you found this guide helpful. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to leave a comment below!

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