The location option allows all apps and location-centric websites to use the Global Positioning System (GPS) to know your current location accurately. If you want to know how to activate this option on your iPhone on the contrary you are interested in deactivating it which will also allow you to save more battery just follow the steps that we show below. Follow them and you can turn the GPS on and off on iPhone.

Turning GPS

Turning GPS on or off on iPhone is a very simple process that will only take a few seconds. First what you have to do is open the settings functionality on your iOS device, which is represented by a kind of gray gear wheel. If you do not find it, just slide the screen down and type the word “settings” in the search bar that appears at the top.

Once inside Settings, you will be presented with a long list of options to configure your iPhone, and you must slide the screen down until you find the section Privacy represented with a soft color hand inside a gray box. Tap on it to get to the GPS functionality.

Within Privacy, you must press on the first option that appears in the list, which says Location. Once there you will only have to slide the button to the right in case you want to activate the GPS so that the apps and the websites based on the location can determine your exact location. When you slide the button to the right side, the option will be highlighted in green.

If on the contrary you want to deactivate the GPS either because you do not want your mobile device to determine your location or to save some battery what you will have to do is to slide the button to the left. When you do the location, option will be unchecked and you will see a window to confirm that action by clicking on deactivate. As you will see, it is indicated that the location will remain disabled for all apps. That if you enable the find my iPhone loss mode, the GPS will be turned back on and off when you disable the loss mode.

Now you know how to turn GPS on and off on iPhone, take into account that within “Location” you will find a list with all your apps. That from there you can activate the location of each one of them, giving your authorization if you want to use your location data when you are using it on the contrary you prefer not to access your location at any time. If you want to read articles that are more similar How to activate and deactivate GPS on iPhone we recommend you to enter our Electronics category.