How to Turn Your iPhone 5′s Location Services Off

Many of the apps on your iPhone 5 use Location Services to give you directions, suggest restaurants and attractions in the area or attach your location to a tweet or Facebook post. A lot of the time when you first download an app, it prompts you to enable Location Services, and many agree to this without thinking.

However, requiring your iPhone to constantly fetch data based on your location uses up a lot of juice. It’s easy to turn off Location Services for specific apps, or disable Location Services across all apps on your iPhone 5 if you follow these steps.


      1. Navigate to Settings, then tap Privacy.
      2. Tap Location Services, then toggle Location Services to Off. This disables Location Services across all apps on your iPhone 5, so it won’t have to use its GPS, crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspots and cell tower locations to figure out where you are at any given moment.If you’d prefer to only turn some apps’ location services off, leave Location Service toggled to On. Then scroll down and toggle individual apps’ location services to Off. This comes in handy if you need to use Google Maps but don’t want to waste power sending your location to Tempo and Twitter.

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    1. Austin Carla Says:

      Thanks for valuable settings. . . going to the Grand Canyon – all I need is the camera and my music!

    2. Mike Bird Says:

      and more important: aplitrak, while I fear for my security when my cookies are swallowed and everyone on my heels by revealing email address and phone numbers too much, and how each 07xxxx xxx is anonymous and untraceable

    3. Karen Says:

      Thanks! Went on Apple and they weren’t even as clear a direction as you had. Helped alot!!

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