Category: location data

How to Stop Emails from Loading Remote Images in Mail for iPhone, iPad, & Mac

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Sometimes emails include formatting and images to make an email look better or more presentable, like an email newsletter. But did you know that some of those remotely loaded images can also serve as trackers that let the sender know the email was opened? If you were not aware of this, you’re certainly not alone. But, no worries, as we’ll help you prevent this in the future.

Many emails that you receive in your inbox may contain images or trackers in them. While most images are obvious, trackers are less so, and you won’t be able to see them in most cases…

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How to Control Location Access for Websites on Mac with Safari

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Don’t want a particular website to be able to access your location when using Safari on the Mac? Or maybe you’re tired of those location request pop-ups when visiting certain websites? Or maybe you’ve just decided you’d like to revoke a particular sites access to your location data? With Safari in macOS, this is all easy, as you have site-specific permissions for location access, similar to Safari on iPhone and iPad.


Giving the user control over their privacy and data is at the forefront of many Apple features lately, and location data accessed via the…

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How to Block Location Access for Websites on iPhone & iPad

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Tired of a particular website asking to access your location when you visit it from iPhone or iPad? As you may have noticed, some websites throw up a pop-up message requesting location access, and while sometimes this is necessary for the site to function (say, a maps or delivery service), others are most certainly not. If you’d like to, you can completely block location access with the help of Safari in iOS and iPadOS.

Similar to how apps installed on our iPhones and iPads request location access to unlock certain features or show us personalized ads,…

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How to Manage Which Apps Access Location Data on iPhone & iPad

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Many iPhone and iPad apps use Location Services to provide users with personalized content based on their location. However, if you’re concerned about your privacy, you can control which apps have access to your location data on your device.

Not all apps access your location data in the same way. Some of them only track your location while you’re using the app, whereas others use your location even in the background, which could even drain your devices battery faster too. The approximate location of your iOS or ipadOS device is determined not just with GPS,…

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How to Turn off & Delete Google Location History on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use Google Maps on your iPhone or iPad? If so, depending on your settings you may find that Google uses Location History to keep a track of all the locations you’ve visited over time. This data is then used to provide personalized recommendations that are specific to your location across Google services.

While some of the recommendations and history can be helpful, other users might not want Google to constantly track their whereabouts and store this information, especially if you’re a privacy buff. This is exactly why you have the option to disable…

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How to Delete Significant Locations on iPhone & iPad

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Significant Locations is a feature that allows your iPhone or iPad to keep a record of all the locations you’ve frequently visited, and that the device considers to be significant – typically this is directly relational to the frequency of going to that destination. This information is then used to provide you tailored suggestions and alerts in Apple Maps, Calendar and Photos app.

Consider this feature to be Apple’s version of Google Maps Location History. Now, before you start worrying about your privacy, keep in mind that Apple doesn’t see or read…

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