So you’ve seen the location information that Apple is collecting on your iPhone? Want to do something about it? Well, you can’t stop it from tracking your device without jailbreaking it, but you can encrypt the information so other people and programs have a much harder time accessing it. That should allow you to breathe a little bit easier at least.
1. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable.
2. Open iTunes (if it isn’t already open).
3. Click on your iPhone under Devices on the left hand side.
4. Under Options, check off the box that says Encrypt iPhone backup.
5. Put in a password that others won’t guess when prompted.
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