Hi Guys,

If you want to stop your phone or the apps on it from tracking your location follow these instructions for both iOS and Android.

Android Users
Follow these instructions to completely turn off location tracking on your Android:

  • Open up your Settings by tapping on the gear icon in your home screen or app drawer.
  • Tap on the Location settings tab.
  • Switch the toggle to Off to disable location services.

How to disable location services for specific apps

If you only want to turn off location tracking for specific apps on your phone follow these instructions:

  • In your Location settings, tap on App permissions.
  • Select the app you want to stop having location access.
  • Toggle to Deny.
  • This will deny the app from accessing your location services even when it’s turned on.

How to disable Google location services

If you also want to stop Google-specific location services operating in the background follow these instructions:

  • Open up your Location settings
  • Go to find Emergency Location Service, Google Location Accuracy, Google Location History, and Google Location Sharing.
  • If labeled On, tap on the service and toggle it off to disable it.

iPhone Users
Follow these instructions to completely turn off location tracking on your iPhone:

  • Open up the Settings icon on your home screen.
  • Scroll down and tap on Privacy.
  • Tap on Location Services.
  • Switch the Location Services toggle off to disable it.

How to disable location services for specific apps

If you only want to turn off location tracking for specific apps on your phone follow these instructions:

  • Open up your Location Services settings to find a list of apps that may use location services.
  • Tap on the one you’d like to disable.
  • Check Never to ensure that the app can’t access your location even when it’s turned on.
  • If you change your mind, check While Using the App.

Please let me know if you need any help with this or with anything else.

Have a great day and all the best,

Max Roberts
Incognito Privacy Care Team.