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How to not share your location when taking photos—iPhone
« on: September 29, 2017, 08:16:41 AM »
There seems to be a phobia about posting photos you take from your phone and sharing your location when you do.  I don’t know how to tell you to maneuver around it with other brands of phones but here’s what you do with an iPhone.
Go to Settings —>Privacy—>Location Services.
Here you can turn it off completely or you can customize it so it’s on for some apps and off for others. I use my phone for work and there are things I need to have it on for so mine are on, and then turned off for certain apps. Maybe someone can show how to do it with the Samsung or other brand name phones.








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Re: How to not share your location when taking photos—iPhone
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 08:18:49 AM »
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Re: How to not share your location when taking photos—iPhone
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 08:22:35 AM »
For my Samsung Anxriod. I go to settings app. Scroll down to Location turn off. Go to Privacy and turn all off. Haven't seen any Washington plates in Idaho where we hunt.  :chuckle:
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Re: How to not share your location when taking photos—iPhone
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 08:33:00 AM »
But if the picture is already taken before you turn location off it would still have the meta data in it.  Not sure if copying a photo changes the data stored. I'm just not sure what photos had it on when I took them.

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Re: How to not share your location when taking photos—iPhone
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2017, 08:36:36 AM »
But if the picture is already taken before you turn location off it would still have the meta data in it.  Not sure if copying a photo changes the data stored. I'm just not sure what photos had it on when I took them.

If you aren't sure, then screen shot them. 

It will say the location at the top of the picture, i.e. "Pasco, WA."
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Re: How to not share your location when taking photos—iPhone
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2017, 09:01:52 AM »
But if the picture is already taken before you turn location off it would still have the meta data in it.  Not sure if copying a photo changes the data stored. I'm just not sure what photos had it on when I took them.

First is one taken with location on. Second is a screenshot of that picture.






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Re: How to not share your location when taking photos—iPhone
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2017, 09:18:13 AM »
But if the picture is already taken before you turn location off it would still have the meta data in it.  Not sure if copying a photo changes the data stored. I'm just not sure what photos had it on when I took them.

As has been mentioned, you can simply screenshot the image to remove the metadata.  This however leads to a significant degradation in picture quality.

Alternatively, in a post production environment (like Lightroom for example) you can easily remove metadata...or even modify it.

Not that anyone would do such a thing.   ;)  :chuckle:
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Re: How to not share your location when taking photos—iPhone
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2017, 09:24:47 AM »
But if the picture is already taken before you turn location off it would still have the meta data in it.  Not sure if copying a photo changes the data stored. I'm just not sure what photos had it on when I took them.

As has been mentioned, you can simply screenshot the image to remove the metadata.  This however leads to a significant degradation in picture quality.

Alternatively, in a post production environment (like Lightroom for example) you can easily remove metadata...or even modify it.

Not that anyone would do such a thing.   ;)  :chuckle:
Removing metadata is a simple process and doesn't require 3rd party software like Lightroom.

In Windows Explorer right-click on the image, select Properties, click the Details tab, and click "Remove Properties and Personal Information." You can choose to remove all properties, or select ones.
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Re: How to not share your location when taking photos—iPhone
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2017, 10:02:19 AM »
True...except that in your example you are, in fact, using external third party software.  ;)

Point being that you've got to get it off the iPhone into some other program.  Some people use Lightroom. Some use MS Photos. Etc.
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Re: How to not share your location when taking photos—iPhone
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2017, 10:26:41 AM »
True...except that in your example you are, in fact, using external third party software.  ;)

Point being that you've got to get it off the iPhone into some other program.  Some people use Lightroom. Some use MS Photos. Etc.
If someone has a Windows PC, Windows Explorer is included and doesn't require additional cost. Windows Explorer can access images on an iPhone or Android device.
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