How to Disable Location Services in iOS 9?

If you are a regular iOS device user, chances are that you have updated your iPad or iPhone to the latest operating system (iOS 9) that promises great functionality among other better features. One such life-saving feature is the “Location Services” functionality tool that makes use of your iDevice’s GPS, Wi-Fi, or Cellular technologies to determine your actual location. By doing so, this beneficial service, in turn, helps specific iOS applications and services including Siri, Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze among others to provide you with even better, accurate services.

However, the Location Services functionality tool despite its awesome features has its own limitations. This tool has been discovered to somehow infringe on your privacy while draining your iPad or iPhone’s battery. That is why this informative article is going to entirely focus on teaching you how to disable location services in iOS 9.

How to Disable Location Services Completely?

Kindly note that it will be impossible to use any iOS 9 app or service that makes use of the Location Services functionality tool once you follow the steps provided below. Please proceed to follow the following steps if you wish to permanently disable the Location Services Feature.

Step 1. Find and open Settings app on your iPhone or iPad by tapping on its icon on the Home screen. You can now scroll down until you come across the “Privacy” section and tap on it to activate it.

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Step 2. Once you have selected the Privacy option, you can now proceed to tap on “Location Services.” This will then provide you with a switch that you can manually toggle to permanently disable this service.

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Done! You have successfully permanently disabled the Location Services on your iOS 9 handheld gadgets.

How to Disable Location Services both for Individual Apps and System Services

– For individual apps

This section will show you how to disable the Location Services tool for specific apps while leaving it on for other crucial apps like Google Maps. Simply follow the steps below to achieve this.

– Open your iPad or iPhone’s stock Settings app and tap on the “Privacy” section.
– Once you are in the Privacy section you can now tap on “Location Services.” This will, in turn, provide you with a comprehensive list of all the apps that are installed on your iOS 9 device. You can now scrutinize all the listed apps to identify the ones that you wish to prevent from using the Location Services feature. Simply select the specific individual apps and tap on “Never.”

– For System Services

You can also easily prevent specific system services from using the Location Services feature by following the below steps:

– Just like earlier before, launch the “Settings” app and tap on the “Privacy” option.

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– Launch the Location Services feature by tapping on its icon and confirm whether its switch has been flipped On.

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– You can now scroll down until you come across the “System Services” option. Simply tap on it to identify specific services that make use of the Location Services feature. Simply toggle the switch off to deactivate the Location Services functionality feature for any system service you don’t want to use or access it.

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