If you would like to know how to turn on Location Services on an iPhone, you’ve come to the right place.
What’s The Purpose Of Location Services On iPhone?
Location Services were designed to protect your private information and give you the ability to choose what you share.
Location Services allow Apple and third-party websites and apps to collect and use information based on the current location of your iPhone to provide a number of location-based services.
Turn On Location Services On An iPhone:
There are certain apps that will not work unless you turn on Location Services. The very first time an app has to access your Location Services information, you will receive a notification asking for permission.
When that happens you must choose one of the following options:
- Tap Allow to allow the app to use Location Services information as needed
- Tap Don’t Allow to block access
- Tap Ask Next Time to select Always While Using App, Allow Once, or Don’t Allow
Cellular and GPS location are available on iPhones.
Turn On Location Services On An iPhone For Specific Apps:
- Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services
- Location Services must be turned on, if it’s not on, turn it on
- Scroll down until you find the app
- Tap the app and choose an option:
Never: This blocks access to Location Services information
Ask Next Time: This gives you the ability to choose Always While Using the App, Allow Once, or Don’t allow
While Using the App: This will only allow access to Location Services only when the app or one of its features is visible on the display screen. If the app has been set to While Using App, you may see the status bar turn blue with a message that says an app is actively using your location
Always: This will always allow access to your location, even when the app is running in the background
After following those steps, the apps that need your location information will provide an explanation of how they will use it.
However, some apps may only offer two options Don’t Allow and Allow/OK. If you’re concerned about this, you should learn more about privacy and Location Services.
The Location Services on your iPhone rely on GPS and Bluetooth (when they’re available), as well as crowdsourced Wi-Fi hotspots and cellular towers to figure out the approximate location of your iPhone.
The apps will not use your location unless they ask for your permission and you grant it.
Now You Know How To Turn On Location Services On An iPhone:
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