How to Stop Tagging Pictures With a Location on the iPhone 5

The pictures that you take with your iPhone 5 camera can include information about the geographical location at which the picture was taken. This information can then be used when you upload the picture to a social media service to help identify the location of the image. But if you would prefer that your pictures not include any location data, then you might wish to stop tagging your iPhone pictures with this information.

Control over this setting can be turned on or off on the Location Services menu of your device. Our article below will show you how to turn off any geotagging that your iPhone is doing to your pictures.


Disable Location Tagging for the iPhone 5 Camera

The steps below were performed on an iPhone 5, in iOS 8. Following the steps below will only turn off location services for your Camera. Other apps and services on your iPhone 5 will still continue to use location services unless you also choose to disable those.


Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

select the settings icon



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 touch the Camera button.

select the camera option



Step 5: Select the Never option.

select the Never option



The iPhone 5 camera received an interesting new feature that allows you to set a timer to take a picture. Read here to learn how to use it. newsletter

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