Is your phone stalking you?

Your Phone Can Be A Dangerous Stalker

Do you ever know the location services on your phone can be a dangerous stalker? The iPhone has a remarkable ability to pinpoint your location, using a variety of technologies and tricks. It can make this location data available to apps that you have installed. It is a good idea to audit the apps you have installed that can access your location data, and control when they have access to it. In addition, iOS now has the ability to allow you to specify under what conditions an app can use your locations data. Here is the instruction of checking the locations services status on your phone: Head over to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Significant Locations and look for yourself. Fire up the Settings and go Privacy > Locations Services. Assuming Locations Services is enabled, you will get a list of apps that use your locations data, and you can click on the various apps to change its settings.

Choose from:

  • Always
  • While Using the App
  • Ask Next Time
  • Never

Although there are not all the apps will offer all the options. The app will also give you a brief explanation as to why it is requesting your location data. How do you stop your iPhone from knowing your location? Given that smartphones use a variety of tech tricks, such as GPS, Wi-Fi, cell towers, to know where you are, and this is the only way to be 100% sure that your location is not being tracked is to turn your smartphone off. If you’re security conscious or paranoid, you should absolutely turn it off! Sure, you could turn off Location Services (Settings > Privacy > Location Services), but your device is still leaving a digital breadcrumb trail that, at the very least, is being logged by your cellphone service provider.





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