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Apps on your devices can track your location in various ways. For one, many apps use location tracking for GPS navigation, local news, finding nearby restaurants, or weather updates. Apps may also use your location to show you offers for nearby services or businesses. Read on to learn more about how to turn off tracking on various different platforms.

Begin with Google

Did you know that your Google account is connected to various apps and services? Location History saves your location wherever you take your phone. By default, it is turned off, but many people turn it on and then forget about it. If you would like to turn it back off, follow these instructions:

  • Sign into your account through the Google app or visit
  • Go to Data & Privacy and then Location History.
  • Tap Turn Off and confirm your selection.
  • While you are here, ensure that Auto-Delete is on.

You can also open up Devices on this account to access a list of devices that are saving your location. You can Select Turn Off to disable these devices from tracking you. 

Location Sharing on Google

Location Sharing allows you to share your location from your device with people you know. To stop sharing your location with someone, you can follow these steps:

  • Sign into your account through the Google app or visit
  • If you are sharing your location with anyone, they will be listed here.
  • Tap Stop next to the name of the person you want to stop sharing your location with. 

Location Tracking on iPhone

Location Services has a global setting that allows you to stop sharing your location with Apple and individual settings for each app you have installed on your iPhone.

To access Location Tracking, follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings> Privacy & Security> Location Services
  • Next, switch off Location Services completely.
  • You can turn off Location Services for individual apps by scrolling down the list and clicking the ones you want to change.

Location Sharing on iPhone

Location sharing allows you to share your location with friends and family in Messages, Find My, and other services.

  • Go to Settings> Privacy & Security> Location Services> Share My Location.
  • If you share your location with anyone, you’ll see their names here.
  • Switch off Share My Location anytime.

Location Tracking on Your Android Phone

You can choose between turning off location tracking completely or fine-tuning each app’s settings.

  • Go to Settings> Location and then toggle Off the Use Location selection.
  • If you leave the settings on, scroll down and change the settings for each app by tapping on them. 

Contact Us

These are just a few examples of how to turn off your location sharing and tracking on various platforms. It is important that you understand the importance of privacy and safety when it comes to your technology and devices to keep your information safe. 

AD Solutions is committed to ensuring that your printing and copying solutions are protected at all times from those who wish to steal your information. To learn more about our Sharp devices and the steps we take to keep your information safe, contact us today.

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