How to turn off Location tracking on Galaxy S7 Edge (to boost privacy protection)

In order to deliver services, your Galaxy S7 Edge uses a number of tricks. One of such tricks is Location tracking. While it’s intention is good, Location tracking can also put you at some degree of risk if a malicious third party gets hold of your movement through this feature. Location tracking is mostly good for you though but if you want to turn off Location tracking on Galaxy s7 edge to lessen your exposure, then that’s fine as well. Learn how to do that by following the steps below.

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How to turn off Location tracking on Galaxy S7 Edge (to boost privacy protection)

Below are the steps to turn off Location tracking on your device:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Tap Connections.
  3. Scroll down and tap Location.
  4. Toggle switch to disable Location.
  5. Check out the list of apps that uses Location tracking. This should give you an idea which of your apps is tracking you.

Keep in mind that Location tracking is not necessarily bad. Some apps use it in order to deliver fresh and relevant information for you. For instance, if you regularly use Uber, the app needs real-time tracking information in order to give you accurate navigation options and data. If you think an app that does not necessarily need location tracking information keeps showing up in the list, you should probably uninstall it.

 


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