Most of the scary iPhone settings need to be adjusted

Each app on your iPhone has specific permissions depending on what the app is used for.

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For example, Instagram asks for permission to access your camera and photos app so you can take and post pictures, while WhatsApp asks for access to your microphone to send voice notes.

Some apps go further and ask for your “exact” location. Knowing exactly what they are asking of you is imperative.

Some apps will go ahead and ask for yours "precise" Location.  It is important to know what exactly they are asking of you.

Some apps go further and ask for your “exact” location. It is important to know what exactly they are asking of you.
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What is the difference between exact and approximate location?

Apps on Apple devices have two different location options that they may ask permission for. One is yours approximate location, which just gives an app a general area of ​​where you are (e.g. Chicago). You can allow an app you use to find cool restaurants near you to access your approximate location so it can give you the right recommendations.

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The other location option that you can grant access to is yours exact location, this is the exact address you are at right now. For example, an app like Uber needs your exact location so that your driver can pick you up at the right place.

Some apps will automatically start using your precise location without your knowledge, and you should always be in control of which apps have this information available. Luckily, you can control which apps have access to your precise location and which don’t.

Some apps automatically use your precise location without your knowledge, and you should always be in control of which apps have that information readily available.

Some apps will automatically start using your precise location without your knowledge, and you should always be in control of which apps have this information available.
(Kurt Knutsson)

How do I turn off my precise location?

Disabling your precise location from specific apps is pretty easy as long as you follow these steps:

  • open yours settings apartment
  • Scroll down and select Privacy & Security
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  • Every app on your phone that uses location services will be listed. To find out what capacity the apps have access to, Click any app option. We clicked on the Calendar app for this example
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To find out what capacity the apps have access to, click any app option.
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  • Precise location enabled for that particular app. Switch it out if you don’t want an app to have access to your precise location. You can also change when a particular app has location access by selecting one of the three options above.
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How do I know if Precise Location is safe to use?

You can use your judgment when it comes to allowing an app to use your precise location. Ultimately, it’s about as trustworthy as the app itself. If you’re using an app like Uber or Lyft that requires you to tell them your exact location, you can rest assured that you’re not at risk.

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Double check all your apps and see which ones you want to share your precise location with. Ultimately, it’s better not to share your precise location with too many apps since you’re giving away your personal information, but the choice is yours.

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