How to Turn Off Location on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you concerned about your privacy and want to turn off the location services on your iPhone? In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to disable location tracking on your device. By following these simple steps, you can have complete control over when and how your iPhone tracks your location.

Step 1: Open Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the Settings app. It is represented by a gray icon with gears. Tap on it to open the settings menu.

Step 2: Access Privacy Settings

In the settings menu, scroll down until you find the option labeled Privacy. It is usually located towards the top of the list. Tap on it to access privacy-related options.

Step 3: Select Location Services

In the privacy settings, you will see a list of various categories such as Contacts, Photos, and Location Services. Look for Location Services and tap on it.

Step 4: Disable Location Services

You will now see a toggle switch at the top of the screen labeled Location Services. This switch controls whether your iPhone can track your location or not.

By default, it should be enabled (indicated by green color). To turn off location services, simply tap on this toggle switch to disable it. The color will change to gray when disabled.


  • If you turn off Location Services entirely, no apps or services will be able to access your location information.
  • If you want to keep certain apps using location services, while turning off others, scroll down to see a list of all the apps on your iPhone that have requested access to your location. You can individually manage the location permissions for each app.

Step 5: Confirm Your Choice

A prompt will appear asking you to confirm your choice. It will inform you that disabling location services may affect the performance of various apps and services that rely on this feature. If you are sure about disabling location services, tap on Disable.

Congratulations! You have successfully turned off location tracking on your iPhone. Remember, whenever you want to re-enable this feature, simply follow the same steps and toggle the Location Services switch back to the enabled position.

By taking control of your privacy settings, you can ensure that your iPhone only tracks your location when you want it to. Enjoy a more secure and private smartphone experience!

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