Do the apps on your iPhone are tracking your location? Yes, it is, but you are giving them access first. Here's how to check which apps are tracking your location on iPhone and revoke their access.
Privacy is essential for all of the users but letting some apps track your location on the iPhone makes them more useful—and sometimes it is essential. It's foolish that you expect Google Maps to work correctly without Google knowing your location, but does that note-taking app need to know where you are? Maybe, maybe not. So these things are a personal decision, and we're not here to argue on this. We're here to check which apps are tracking your location on iPhone, and when they're permitted to track it.
It is crucial to keep in the mind that some apps need your location data to complete their job. Revoking usage of your location can stop some crucial features from working. Keep that in your mind when checking which apps can and cannot access your data.
To check which apps are tracking your location on iPhone
1 To see the list of apps are tracking your location on the iPhone, open the Settings app and tap on the “Privacy.”
2 Next, tap on the “Location Services.”
The following screen will show every app which is tracking your location on the iPhone. You can quickly view whether you've granted that access or not and, also you can see the app can access your location all the time or only once when you're using it.
3 To open the specific app, tap it.
4 Here you can see the three different choices (and a tick near to the active one):
Don’t Allow: The app is never be allowed to get access to your location.
When Using the App: Whenever the app is open or active—in simple words, when you are using the, or it is on your iPhone's screen—it always has the permission to access your location.
Always: As from the name, if this choice is select for the app then the app can access your location on the iPhone whenever it requests it.
To revoke the access of your location on iPhone
1 If you want for some specific app to not to access your location, then you can easily revoke that access. Open Settings and again tap on the “Privacy.”
2 Tap on the “Location Services.”
3 Tap on the name of the app which you wish to revoke access.
4 To make sure that the app cannot access your location on the iPhone, tap on the “Don’t Allow.”
Now you've prevented from the various apps and services which are tracking your location on iPhone. So, moving forward if you are wondering whether you can delete the location data that companies have previously collected about your movements.
In the iPhone go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and scroll down to find System Services > Significant Locations, then tap Clear History at the bottom. Apple also claims that this information is encrypted and Apple can't read it.