Friday, January 3, 2014

Turn Off Location-Based Information Sharing

Did you know that taking photos on your cell phone can provide outsiders with your location information? It's called geotagging and can do a lot of good depending on the use. View this short clip to see how it can be used negatively and read the instructions below for steps on turning off geotagging on your phone.


On an iPhone:
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Privacy
  3. Location Services
  4. Set which applications can access your GPS coordinates or disable it entirely (not that turning GPS off entirely will effect your mapping and weather reading functions)
On an Android:
  1. You can turn off all GPS settings under Settings > Location (this will effect other applications on your phone
  2. To turn off just the camera location service open the camera
  3. Click on the menu area from within the app 
  4. Camera Options
  5. Make sure geo-tag photos is turned off
On a Blackberry
  1. Click on the camera app
  2. Go to the menu
  3. Select Options
  4. Set geotagging to Disabled
  5. You can turn off all location-based services under Settings.
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