How To Turn Off Geotagging For Photos On iPhone or iPad

Fortune Osinachi
Fortune Osinachi - Freelance Writer
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If you are more concerned about your privacy, then you should turn off geotagging for photos on your iPhone.

Geotagging photos can be an amazing way to remember where you were when you took a particular photos.

But remember, it also facilitates the possibility of having your location tracked and also shared with others.

In this article, you’ll learn how to easily turn off geotagging for photos on your iPhone or iPad in just a few simple steps.

How To Turn Off Geotagging For Photos

Turning off geotagging on your iPhone will stop the camera app from saving locations of photos on your device.

Follow these steps to successfully turn off geotagging on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open Settings

On your iPhone home screen or menu, open Settings and then tap Privacy & Security option.

Step 2: Tap on Location Services

After you open Privacy, other options will display. Just click on Location Services to continue.

Step 3: Tap on Camera

On the Location Services screen, move down the options and tap on Camera.

Step 4: Turn off geotag

On the Camera option select Never under “Allow Location Access” to turn off geotagging on your iPhone.

After you must have applied the steps above, you’ll be able to turn off geotagging for photos on your iPhone. Alternatively, it can be done by resetting your location.

How To Turn Off Geotagging For Photos Using Reset Location And Privacy Settings

If you don’t want to use the first method, turning off geotagging for photos on your iPhone can be done using the reset location and privacy settings.

Although, this method will reset all permissions associated with location and privacy on your iPhone. To do this.

Step 1: Open Settings

Navigate and open your iPhone Settings app and tap on General.

Step 2: Tap on Transfer or Reset iPhone

On the General screen, scroll down the follow-up options and choose Transfer or Reset iPhone.

Step 3: Choose Reset

When you choose Transfer or Reset iPhone, tap on the Reset option.

Step 4: Tap Reset Location & Privacy

On the Reset screen, select Reset Location & Privacy to quickly reset all location and privacy permissions on your iPhone.


Turning off photo geotagging on your iPhone is easy and can be done through the method in this article.

On the other hand, turning off geotagging allows you to take pictures on your iPhone without leaving location based data.

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By Fortune Osinachi Freelance Writer
Fortune Osinachi is an experienced freelance tech writer specializing in consumer technology. With 5 years of expertise, he delves into comprehensive guides for iOS, macOS, and Windows on Techvocast. His work also extends to prominent online media platforms including What Gadget, iGeekPhone, Xiaomitoday, and MobiGaming.
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