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Rick’s Daily Tech Tips Update for Thursday, April 28, 2022
Topics covered in this issue…
• Q&A: How do I disable GPS tracking on my iPhone?
• How to disable the ‘Autocorrect’ feature in Windows 11
• An easy way to fool burglars into thinking you’re at home
• Video biography of Jana Jae, “The girl with the magic blue fiddle”
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Today’s Quick Tech Tip….
Q&A: How do I disable GPS tracking on my iPhone?
Question from Connie: I heard that iPhones have GPS tracking enabled by default but you can turn it off. I don’t want it enabled on mine.
I looked through the iPhone Settings but I couldn’t find a GPS setting. How do I disable it?
Rick’s answer: Connie, the GPS radio in your iPhone is controlled by an umbrella “Location Services” setting. There is no stand-alone GPS on/off “switch” in the settings app.
The reason why there’s an umbrella Location Services setting is because your phone uses other methods of location tracking besides just GPS.
Turning off Location Services disables ALL location tracking methods, not just the GPS radio. That sounds like what you’re really wanting to do anyway, right?
Just follow the steps below to disable all location tracking on your iPhone, including GPS:
1 – Tap the Settings icon (it looks like a “gear“).
2 – Scroll down and tap Privacy.
3 – Tap Location Services, then tap the green slider to toggle that setting to Off.
4 – Tap the Turn Off link in the box that just popped up.
That’s all there is to it. All Location Services (including GPS) should now be disabled on your iPhone.
You can verify that Location Services is disabled by making sure the slider is now gray instead of green.
If you ever decide to re-enable Location Services just repeat the steps above and toggle the Location Services setting back to On in step #3.
And now, one final note…
Some apps require that Location Services be enabled in order for them to work as intended.
If you ever need to use an app that requires Location Services to be enabled simply repeat the steps listed above to reenable it, then disable Location Services in the settings of the other other apps.
The latest from Rick’s Daily Tips Tech Blog…
This post explains how to disable the (sometimes) annoying Autocorrect feature that so many people detest in Windows 11.
This post discusses an inexpensive device that will have burglars thinking someone’s always at home.
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Rick’s Daily Pick…
Have you ever driven past a house and knew there was a TV on inside because you saw those flickering tell-tale lights that a TV makes as it changes scenes?
Well, this fake TV simulator device will perfectly mimic those flashes of light, leading potential burglars to believe someone’s at home even when the house is actually empty.
Today’s post from ‘My Daily Smile’…
Jana Jae has been delighting audiences the world over with her magic blue fiddle for decades. This video will take you behind the scenes and show you what makes this amazing lady tick.
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