Tag Archive: Location


How to Remove Location Data from Photos Before Sharing on iPhone & iPad

The camera app on the iPhone and iPad collects geographic data of all the photos you take by default (though geotagging photos can be disabled on the camera). This is called geotagging, which essentially lets you know where exactly the photo was captured. Although this is a useful feature to have, considering how easily you … Read More

How to Disable Location Based Apple Ads on Mac

If you want to disable location based Apple ads showing on the Mac in various Apple apps and products, you can do so with a settings adjustment. In situations like these, location data is typically used to make ads more relevant to you and your location, but some people may prefer to not have location … Read More

How to Send Your Location on iPhone by Messages the Fast Way with a Phrase

Let’s say you’re in a Messages conversation and you want to quickly send someone your current location from iPhone. In this scenario you might go to the Messages conversations Info / Details section and use the “Share Current Location” feature, but did you know there’s an even faster way to instantly share your current location … Read More

How to Disable Location Services on iPhone and iPad Completely

The Location Services capabilities of iPhone and iPad allow the devices to use onboard GPS, Wi-Fi, cell tower location data, and Bluetooth to determine the location of the iPhone or iPad. With iPhone, this location data can be pretty much exact, placing the location of the iPhone (and potentially you) perfectly on a map thanks … Read More

Lost? Ask Siri “Where Am I?” to Get Your Current Location on iPhone

Have you ever been so lost that you don’t even know where you are? Your iPhone and Siri can help! Perhaps you were following someones bad directions to a destination and got wildly lost, maybe you’re in a new city and took a few too many wrong turns, or maybe you were the passenger in … Read More

How to Disable Location Services on Mac

Some Mac users may wish to completely disable Location Services features on their Mac. This is not recommended for most Mac owners, but turning off all Location Services functionality on MacOS can be desired for security concerns and privacy considerations, or even by systems administrators who don’t want the manage the geolocation features. Disabling geolocation … Read More

How to Find UV Index of Location on iPhone

Want to know what the UV index is of your current location, or somewhere else? Your iPhone can tell you the UV Index of anywhere, and you don’t even need any additional apps. All you need to use is the default Weather app for iPhone, and with that you can check the UV Index of … Read More

How to Change the Safari Download Location on Mac OS

By default, the Safari web browser for Mac will download any files to the Downloads folder of the active user account. Most Mac users will likely be satisfied with that, but some may wish to change the file download directory in Safari for Mac OS to another directory. Likewise, if you have changed the Safari … Read More

How to Change the Chrome Download Location

When you download any file in Chrome that file defaults to saving into the downloads folder, which resides int he users home directory. It’s generally recommended to preserve the default setting to save Chrome downloads into the user Downloads folder, but some individuals may wish to change where Chrome saves files to. You can adjust … Read More

How to Disable Location Based Suggestions in Mac OS

Spotlight, Safari, Siri, Maps, and other apps on the Mac use your location during searches to help suggest particular activity. For example, if you’re searching in Spotlight for “coffee” on the Mac, you may find that nearby coffee shops are displayed, allowing you to search local listings directly from Spotlight search in Mac OS. These … Read More