Have you ever uploaded a picture to Facebook, or another social media service, only to find that the social media service had tagged that picture with information about where the picture was taken? While this feature can be very interesting, and may actually improve your social media experience, you might have pictures where you do not wish to share information concerning their location. Fortunately you can turn off the location information for pictures that you take on the Galaxy On5.
Our guide below will show you the menu containing your camera settings, which includes the option to either tag your camera pictures with location information, or to prevent that information from being included. This setting is called Location tags on the Android operating system, and it is something over which you have control.
How to Turn Off Location Tags on the Galaxy On5
The steps in this article were performed on the Galaxy On5, in Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow). This will remove the location information metadata from pictures that you take in the future. It will not remove that information from pictures that you have already taken, which are stored in the Gallery app. This will also not affect any of the other location usage or information on the device.
Step 1: Open the Apps folder.
Step 2: Select the Settings icon.
Step 3: Tap the Applications button.
Step 4: Select Camera.
Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Location tags to turn it off.
Note that you can also access the Camera Settings menu by opening the Camera app, then touching the gear icon at the top-left corner of the screen.
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