Whether you have a new iPhone, a versatile iPad, or a great Mac, Apple gives you privacy-focused features across all of its operating systems. These allow users to share the exact types and amount of data they choose and restrict the rest. App permissions have been around for many years. They allow you to block an app from accessing a certain device sensor or type of data. Permissions work at the system level and apps cannot bypass them. One of the recent additions to privacy concerns user location. It lets you decide whether an app gets an approximation of your general location or your precise location. In this way, an application works without knowing your exact coordinates. This is great for local news and weather apps. You get the results you’re looking for, without giving up your actual location. Here’s how you can revoke Precise Location access from an app on iOS.
To revoke access to Precise Location from an app and switch to Broader Estimation on iOS, follow the steps below:
- Launch it Settings app on your iPhone.
- Scroll to the bottom of the list.
- Click on the app you want to restrict.
- At the bottom you will find a Precise location to toggle.
- When you turn it off, the app will no longer be able to show your precise coordinates.
Keep in mind that it’s a good idea not to revoke access to Precise Location on navigation apps or iOS maps. Without your exact coordinates, these apps cannot accurately guide you where you are going or show your true location on the map. You can also leave precise location enabled for iOS messaging apps. This way, when you share your location with one of your friends, they receive your exact coordinates, not an approximation. So decide whether an app needs your precise location or not, before revoking it.
Do you plan to use this privacy feature? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments section below.