How to Disable Location Services on an iPhone SE

Your iPhone can do a lot of things, many of which will need to incorporate other services in order to function optimally. Often this coordination comes in the form of the Location Services feature on the device. This is something that allows the apps and services on the phone to use your geographic location to give you directions, recommend restaurants, and otherwise help you out based on where you currently are.

But your phone might not be working properly, or you may be concerned about privacy issues, which can leave you looking for a way to turn off the Location Services feature of your iPhone SE. Fortunately this is a setting that you can control, so follow along with our tutorial below to disable location services on your iPhone SE.


Shut Off Your iPhone SE’s Location Services

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone SE, in iOS 10.3.2. This is going to prevent many of the apps and features on your device from using your location. For certain apps that require you location in order to function properly, the app may not work at all. Note that Location Services may be re-enabled if you lose your iPhone and turn on the Find My iPhone feature.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open iphone se settings



Step 2: Choose the Privacy option.

select privacy option



Step 3: Select the Location Services button at the top of the screen.

open location services menu



Step 4: Touch the button to the right of Location Services.

how to turn off iphone se location services



Step 5: Tap the Turn Off button to confirm that you understand how location services will work if Find My iPhone is used.

how to disable location services on iphone se

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