The vast majority of smartphones have a GPS antenna that allows us to use mapping applications such as Google Maps, which comes standard on all Android phones . The satellite locates us quite precisely and establishes our location, so we can know where we are but we can also find routes to any direction. However, the location is also used in other sections of the system, such as the camera , the Google Play store and many other applications; from Facebook to Instagram or Twitter. Many users are concerned that data about their location is recorded , and it is that knowing where we are all the time may not be the best in what cases. For example, it is not recommended to share the location of our house, but if we publish a photo with the location activated we will be doing it indirectly. We tell you everything you need to know about the location on your Android mobile , so you will share only the data you want.
Since we were talking about the camera, let's start there. When we look at the specifications of a phone, it is common to find the geo-tagging or geo-location function , this means that the camera will add information about the location to the image, and this is recorded in the EXIF data of the photo. In order to eliminate it, you have to go to the camera's configuration menu and remove this option, in this way the photos will not have data about the place where we are.
On the other hand, in the menu settings of Android there is an option called Location , which is where we can share and configure what type of location you will use. The first thing we find is the option to turn the location on or off , if you remove it, no application will be able to access this information, even if it is configured that way. The next option we find is the location mode, if we click here, three other options will appear. The first is the high precision mode , which as its name suggests is the one that will offer the most accurate location, the downside is that it uses the GPS antenna, the WiFi and the mobile network, soconsumes more battery. The next option helps to save battery power by eliminating the option antenna GPS and finally is the only mode GPS antenna latter works -this but not tengams Internet connection. There is a widget battery saving we can enable and disable various connections, GPS between them. We can also change the GPS mode from here. Within the Location menu we will also find a list of the applications that have accessed the location and the location reports , which can also be deleted without problem.
Finally, remember that there are applications that share the location, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram . In this case you will have to configure them separately so that they stop publishing the place where you are.