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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.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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