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GUIDE TO LOCATION SERVICES

The location services settings on cell phones, iPods, iPads and tablets are very important. The settings can broadcast the location of the user and can be changed intentionally or inadvertently. The device has its own location services feature, as do most apps. It is important to understand these privacy settings because depending on how they are set, you or your child may be unknowingly providing your exact location to a stranger.


To turn off location services on iPod, iPad or iPhone:


You can turn off location services completely, or by an app-to-app basis. Most often people do it by an app-to-app basis. The thing to remember with that is, each time a new app is added, you must go and check to ensure the location services setting is turned off for that newly added app.


1. Go to SETTINGS on your device.
2. Go to PRIVACY.
3. Go to LOCATION SERVICES.
4. At this point it will either show ON or OFF. Click on location services and it will list the individual apps you want on or off. CAMERA, for example, should definitely be OFF as you do not want the location properties to attach to pictures taken. Go through all the apps to determine what you want ON or OFF.

If you want to prevent your child from changing the location services setting, do the following:


1. Go to SETTINGS on your device.
2. Go to GENERAL.
3. Go to RESTRICTIONS – If you previously set up restrictions you will be prompted for the passcode. If not, choose Enable Restrictions and enter a pass code which you will remember and your child can’t guess.
4. Click on “Don’t Allow Changes”.

ANDROID Devices:

1. Go to SETTINGS and select USERS.
2. Go to ADD USER or PROFILE.
3. Select ADD A RESTRICTED PROFILE.
You will be prompted to set up a lock using a PIN, password or pattern. Choose a password or PIN which you can remember and your child can’t guess.
4. All the installed apps on the device will then be displayed. Each can be turned ON or OFF
5. Choose SETTINGS and from here you can choose to disable the location services.

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