How to Do Not Track Your Phone

In this article we will tell you how to prohibit sharing data about your location in the iMessage and My friends applications, as well as disable access to geolocation services such applications as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or Viber.

This material does not take into account the possible tracking of the user’s phone via cellular communication. In most cases, this service is available only as a paid service by some operators (applies only to family members), and also at the request of law enforcement agencies.

Change Apple ID Password

Are you sure that the password of your Apple ID entered along the way SettingsiCloud no one (friend, girlfriend, husband, wife, sister, brother, etc.) does not know?

We give a simple situation from life. The husband gives his wife an iPhone with enabled geolocation services (described below) and a self-registered Apple ID. Naturally, the spouse would not even think of changing anything. But here it is worth considering that a person who knows the password and Apple ID login can not only constantly monitor the location of the devices connected to the account (this is done this way or that), but also remotely block the iOS device, for example, after an argument (again, an example from life).

How to proceed?

1. You must change your Apple ID password. But most likely you will encounter another problem. you will not be able to remember the Security questions that are required to change the password.

2. If the password cannot be changed (but you know the old one). disable the option Find iPhone along the way Settings → iCloud.

3. If you do not know the password, it remains only to resort to a partial (described below) or complete disabling of geolocation along the way Settings → Privacy → Location Services.

How to disable sharing your geolocation on iPhone and iPad

How to Do Not Track Your Phone

2. Scroll down and in the "Additions"Select"Share Location".

How to Do Not Track Your Phone

3. Translate the toggle switch opposite the line “Share Location»To inactive position.

How to Do Not Track Your Phone

How do I disable the Share Location feature on iPhone and iPad?

1. Open SettingsThe mainLimitations.

How to Do Not Track Your Phone

2. Write an access code.

How to Do Not Track Your Phone

3. In field "Confidentiality"Go to the menu"Share Location".

How to Do Not Track Your Phone

4. Check the box next to "Prohibit Changes".

How to Do Not Track Your Phone

How to restrict access to geolocation in various applications on iPhone and iPad?

1. Open SettingsThe mainLimitations.

2. Write an access code.

3. In field "Confidentiality"Go to the menu"Geolocation".

How to Do Not Track Your Phone

4. Select the application you are interested in (for example, "Messages"," Viber ", etc.) and check the box next to"Never".

How to Do Not Track Your Phone

How to completely turn off background geolocation data transfer on iPhone and iPad?

1. Open SettingsThe mainLimitations.

2. Write an access code.

3. Check the box next to "Prohibit Changes".

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