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How to Activate Location on iPhone

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Location on your iPhone helps you in various ways, like letting others know where you are. In addition, you can also find where you lost your iPhone. But you don’t want to worry about privacy. Because you can control which apps can use the location and disable the location for a particular app. If the location service is disabled on your iPhone, the apps cannot track your GPS location. So you need to activate location on your iPhone.

How to Enable Location on iPhone

1. On your iPhone, navigate to the Apps section and open the Settings app.

2. Select Privacy from the settings menu.

select privacy from the settings menu

3. Next, click the Location Services option.

tap location services to activate location on iPhone

4. Swipe the Location Services toggle.

swipe the toggle to activate location on iPhone

6. After you activate the location service, the apps which need the location will start using it.

How to Manage Location Services on iPhone

When you turn on the location services, all the apps on your iPhone will access your location. Apps like Facetime and iMessage will run smoother with location access. If you want to access the particular app to access or not to access the location, follow the below steps.

1. First, make sure you turn on the location services on your iPhone.

2. Next, go to the Apps section.

3. Select the app to which you want to control the location access.

4. After you select the app, you will be taken to the App page.

5. Under Allow Location Access, you can find three options. Never, While Using the App, and Always.

select the location control you want to use on iPhone

6. If you don’t want to let the app never use location, select the Never option.

7. Tap the While using the app option, if you want to let the app use location when you are using it.

8. Choose Always, if you want to let the app access the location always.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why can’t I enable location on iPhone?

For older iOSes like iOS 11 and below, you have to enable the Allow Changes to feature in the Location Services and Share My Location settings.

2. How do you activate location on your iPhone?

In the Settings menu, you can turn off or turn on the location feature.

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