Why do you need to switch off Google’s Android location tracking?

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Android Smartphones have many apps and Google Service, this is the result of High-precision position trackingWhile locating tracking has its advantages, privacy-conscious users need to know how to turn it off if it has nothing to do with it.

Location tracking allows for many useful features, but at the expense of user privacy. Are you a fan of this? Here’s how to disable it:

People often take their smartphones with them wherever they go, and when locating tracking is turned on, it can be used for quite some convenience. This includes everything from the current weather, nearby restaurants, improved search results and more. It’s all about making Android feel more personalized to what someone is doing, but as in most cases, its convenience comes at the expense of reduced privacy. Will be done.

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Some users may not care, but for users who are not so excited about the idea, disable location tracking and Regain privacy. Per Google instructions, Open the settings app,Tap the shortcut. On that pageTap the toggle next to to disable it. This will prevent the installed app from using the phone location for some reason. Keep this in mind when turning off the toggle, as doing so will ruin certain features of the user’s location-dependent features. Besides that, there are some settings that the user wants to disable.the sameOn the pageTap. next,WhenTap and then tap the toggle next to each to disable it.By default, Android Nearby Wi-Fi network And Bluetooth devices “Improve location-based functionality and services.” On Android phones where these settings are not available?On the page,Tap in the order ofTap the toggle next to to disable it.

Why it’s a good idea to turn off location tracking
Android phone location setting page
If disabling location tracking makes certain apps less convenient, what’s the point of turning it off? Every user feels different about privacy. Some people are willing to give up their place for better functionality, but the trade-off is not worth it to others. This is something you have to decide for yourself. That is, there is no right or wrong answer.

For some context on why location tracking makes certain people uneasy, this example Business insiderThis publication reported in May 2021 how far Google has been monitoring. Android users is. Google was reported to have deliberately made it harder to find location settings, making it less likely that people would disable location tracking.The report also claims it “Google continued to collect location data even when users turned off various location sharing settings.” The company also required some Android makers (such as LG) to hide their settings. “Because users like them.”

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