How to Disable Location Tracking and Limit Ad Tracking in iOS 8

This article provided a simple and convenient way to disable your location tracking services and limit ad tracking from your iPhone and iPads. You can turn off location tracking for specified apps while enabling some trusted apps to locate you.

For disabling location tracking, you will have to visit your Settings app a couple of times.

Step 1: Go to Settings > Privacy Settings > Location Services.

Step 2: You will find a toggle switch for Location Services. When you turn that off, everything related to tracking your location will be turned off.

Step 3: If you want more customized control and allow some apps to use your location while preventing others from doing so, then you can disable location tracking on individual apps gradually. Toggle their respective options for location tracking.

You can also disable irritating apps by visiting Settings > Privacy > Advertising. Next, you are also required to turn on “Limit Ad Tracking” and tap the “Reset Advertising Identifier” to disable the creepy Ads.

Source: How To Disable Location Tracking in iOS 8 (Guide)

Published by Thomas Apel

, a dynamic and self-motivated information technology architect, with a thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to system and network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. I enjoy the technical writing process and answering readers' comments included.