How to Turn Location Off on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you concerned about your privacy and want to turn off location services on your iPhone? You’ve come to the right place!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to disable location services on your iPhone. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open Settings

To turn off location services, begin by opening the Settings app on your iPhone. You can find the Settings app on your home screen. It is represented by a gear icon.

Step 2: Locate Privacy

Once you have opened the Settings app, scroll down until you see the section labeled “Privacy.” Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Access Location Services

In the Privacy settings, look for “Location Services” and tap on it. This will take you to the location settings page.

Step 4: Disable Location Services

On the Location Services page, you will find a toggle switch at the top. This switch controls whether location services are enabled or disabled for all apps on your iPhone.

  • To turn off location services completely:
    • Tap on the toggle switch next to “Location Services” to disable it. This will prevent all apps from accessing your current location.
  • To disable location services for specific apps:
    • Scroll down to view a list of installed apps with access to your location.
    • To disable an app’s access to your location:
      • Tap on the app name.
      • Select “Never” or “While Using the App” to restrict its access to your location.

Step 5: Confirm Your Choice

After disabling location services, a pop-up will appear asking you to confirm your choice. Read the message carefully and select “Disable” if you are sure about your decision.

Step 6: Location Icon

Once location services are turned off, the location icon in the status bar at the top of your iPhone screen will disappear. This indicates that your iPhone is no longer sharing your location with apps or services.


Keep in mind that disabling location services may affect certain apps’ functionality. Some features, such as navigation or weather updates, may require access to your location. Consider enabling location services for specific apps as needed.

Congratulations! You have successfully disabled location services on your iPhone. If you ever wish to enable them again, simply follow these steps and toggle the switch to the “on” position.

We hope this tutorial was helpful! Protecting your privacy is essential, and now you know how to disable location services on your iPhone with ease.

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