Your iPhone 5 has the ability to track your location (which can affect battery life), and to share that information with the various apps that you use on the device. Two of the apps that can take advantage of this feature are your Camera and Photos apps. If you open your Photos app, you will see that there is a Places tab at the bottom of the screen. When you are tagging your photos with a location, or “geotagging,” then a small red pin will appear on the map. If you touch that pin, you can see all of the pictures that were taken at that location. This is particularly useful if you want to look at pictures from a vacation, or if you want to quickly scroll through all of the photos that were taken in a specific place. But if your camera is not adding this location information, then you might need to enable the geotagging feature on your iPhone 5. You can follow the instructions below to achieve this result.
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Geotagging Pictures on the iPhone 5
You can also follow these steps if you want to disable photo geotagging as well. While some people may like the feature, there are others that are worried about the location data being stored in pictures for which they may not wish to share a location. Either way, you can follow the steps below.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the Privacy option.
Step 3: Touch the Location Services option.
Step 4: Tap the slider to the right of Camera to turn it on, or tap the slider to turn it off.
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