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How to Disable Geotagging For Photos On iPhone/iPad

iPhone and iPad record your geographic information by default along with other metadata on photos that you capture with the camera on your iPhone or iPad. The photo’s EXIF data stores the location information along with the other details such as Date, Time, Camera model & make, Shutter speed, Focal length, and other such information. You can easily disable Geotagging for photos completely or you can also selectively disable Geotagging for Photos on your iPhone and iPad. 

Disable Geotagging in the Camera app of your iPhone or iPad

Follow the below-given steps:

  • You need to open the Settings from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  • Then scroll down at the bottom and click on the Privacy tab.
  • Then you need to click on the Location Services.
  • Then click on Camera.
  • Then you need to click on the Never option.

Completely Disable Geotagging for Photos on iPhone or iPad

Follow the below-given steps to disable Geotagging for photos on your iPhone or iPad:

  • You need to go to the Settings on your iPhone
  • Then scroll down and click on Privacy.
  • Then click on Location Services on the Privacy screen.
  • Then scroll down and click on Camera on the Location Services screen.
  • Then you need to click on Never to completely disable Geotagging for Photos on your iPhone or iPad on the next screen.

Selectively Turn On or Off Geotagging for Photos on iPhone or iPad

There is an option that allows you to turn on the Camera App on your iPhone or iPad which prompts you to enable or disable location information instead of completely disabling Geotagging for Photos. Follow the below-given steps to selectively turn on or off Geotagging for photos on your iPhone or iPad:

  • You need to open the Settings and then click on the General tab.
  • Then scroll down and click on Reset.
  • Then click on Reset Location & Privacy option on the Reset screen.
  • You need to type in your Passcode if prompts.

Prevent Apps from Tracking Your Location on iPhone or iPad

Follow the below-given steps to prevent Apps from tracking your location on your iPhone or iPad:

  • You need to go to the Settings App on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Then scroll down and click on the Privacy option on the Settings screen.
  • Then click on Location Services on the Privacy screen.
  • There is a list of Apps appears on the Location Services screen requesting access to your Location Data on your iPhone or iPad.
  • You need to click on the App(Camera App) that you want to prevent from tracking your location
  • Then click on Never to prevent this specific app from tracking your Location on iPhone on the next screen.

While capturing and saving the photo on your iPhone or iPad, it also saves a host of other information with the photo. This information is related to the camera model that you use to capture the photo and other information such as location information, time and date information. It is better that you remove the EXIF data from your photo while sharing them with others.

There are some excellent apps available to remove the EXIF data from your photo:

  1. Koredoko:

    Koredoko app

    Koredoko is the best app to remove the EXIF data of any photo including the location. Follow the below-given steps to use Koredoko app:

  • You need to launch the Koredoko app. Then click on the three-dash menu in the bottom left.
  • Then select the photo from which you want to remove the location.
  • Then you can view this photo on a map and show you where it took.
  • Then click on its information (i) button then click the share button in the top right and then choose Share without Metadata.
  • Then you can save the photo or share it with another app without any location.
  • Koredoko app allows you to change the location of where the photo took.
  • You need to hold down on the photo and drag it to any new location to change the location. 
  1. Photo Exif Editor

    Photo Exif Editor

Photo Exif Editor is one of the best apps to remove the EXIF data of your photos. You can also view and modify your photos. This app enables you to change the location of a photo anywhere. This app is considered as a photo location changer. The features of Photo Exif Editor are:

  • You can view EXIF data
  • It allows you to add or edit the photo location
  • It removes EXIF data
  1. Scrambled Exif

Scrambled Exif is another great app to remove the metadata in the photos. The features of Scrambled Exif are:

Scrambled Exif App

  • It removes EXIF data from photos
  • It integrates with the share menu
  1. EXIF Purge

    EXIFPurge app

EXIF Purge is a little portable app that allows you to remove EXIF metadata from multiple photos at one time. It enables you to remove the camera, location, and other technical information.

  1. ImageOptim
    ImageOptim App

ImageOptim is an excellent app that allows you to post photos on the web with ease. This app removes EXIF meta­data like GPS position and camera’s serial number. The features of ImageOptim are:

  • It reduces file sizes of photos
  • It removes invisible junk like private EXIF data
  • This app provides drag and drop support
  • This app is available in multiple languages.

You can easily disable Geotagging for photos on your iPhone and iPad from the above-mentioned methods. These methods reset location and privacy settings for all the apps on your iPhone and iPad. When you open the Camera on your iPhone, it prompts to either enable or disable location information. You can also turn off Geotagging for photos completely or you can selectively turn off Geotagging for Photos on your iPhone and iPad without any hassle. You can use the above-mentioned best apps to remove the EXIF data from your photo while sharing them with others.

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