How to Turn Off GPS for the iPhone Twitter App

The Twitter app on your iPhone allows you to read and follow tweets from other people and businesses, while also allowing you to post your own information. The app integrates seamlessly with many of the other features and services on your iPhone, including GPS through Location Services. Twitter can use the information from Location Services to tailor your Twitter experience based on your location, or to (optionally) include your location when you post a tweet.

But you may not use the GPS feature of the Twitter app, which could needlessly be using battery. Or you may simply wish to prevent certain apps from having information about your geographical location. Fortunately you can selectively disable Location Services for specific apps on your iPhone, and the Twitter app is included among the apps for which this feature can be turned off. Our tutorial below will show you where to find this option so that you can prevent the Twitter app from using information based on your location.

 

Disable Location Services in the Twitter App on iPhone

The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.4. The version of the Twitter app was the most recent one available when this article was written.

Note that the steps in this article will not turn off GPS or Location Services for other apps on your device. If you wish to do so, you can individually select them in Step 4 of this tutorial, instead of the Twitter app.

 

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the settings menu

 

 

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Privacy option.

open the privacy menu

 

 

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

open the location services menu

 

 

Step 4: Scroll down and select the Twitter option.

select the Twitter option

 

 

Step 5: Select the Never option on this screen.

select the Never option

 

 

Have you noticed the GPS arrow in the status bar at the top of your iPhone screen, and wondered which app was using your GPS? This article will show you how to find out.

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