Each application on iPhone has a specific set of permissions, depending on the purpose of the application.
For example, Instagram requests permission to access your camera and photos apps so you can take and post photos, while WhatsApp requests access to your microphone to send voice messages.
Some apps will go a step further by asking for your “precise” location. You have to know exactly what they want you to do.
What’s the difference between exact location and approximate location?
Applications on Apple devices have two different location options that may ask for permission.one is yours Approximate location, which simply gives the application the general region you’re in (ie Chicago). You can give an app access to your approximate location, and you can use the app to find good restaurants near you so it can make appropriate recommendations for you.
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Another location option you can grant access to is your precise location, which is the exact address of your current location. For example, apps like Uber require your precise location so your driver can pick you up at the right place.
Some apps automatically start using your precise location without your knowledge, and you should always be in control of which apps can provide this information at any time. Fortunately, there’s a way for you to adjust which apps can access your precise location and which don’t.
How do I turn off my precise location?
Closing the precise location of certain apps is easy as long as you follow these steps:
- open your set up application
- scroll down and select Privacy and Security
- Every app on your phone that uses location services will be listed. To find out how much capacity an application can access, Click on any application option. We clicked on the Calendar application in this example
- precise location is already open for this specific application.switch it leave If you don’t want an app to access your precise location. You can also change when specific apps can access location by selecting one of the 3 options above.
How do I know if it’s safe to use pinpoint location?
You use your discretion when granting apps access to your precise location. Ultimately, it’s as trustworthy as the app itself. If you’re using an app like Uber or Lyft that needs to give them your precise location, it’s safe to assume you’re not at risk.
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Go through all of your apps to see which ones you’re willing to give your precise location to. Ultimately it’s best not to share your precise location with too many apps because you’re giving away your personal data, but the decision is yours.
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