How to Turn Off Location Based Alerts on an iPhone 6

Location Services on your iPhone are responsible for a number of helpful features. They can assist with driving directions, help locate your iPhone if it becomes lost, and remind you about something when you arrive at a specific destination. This last feature involves something called Location Based Alerts, which will cause app notifications to trigger when you are geographically located at a certain spot.

But you might dislike this feature, or you may have concern over your iPhone knowing so much about what you are doing. Our guide below will show you how to disable the location-based alerts so that the device is no longer sending alerts when you arrive at a destination.


Disabling Location Alerts in iOS 9

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.3. When this tutorial is complete, you will have disabled the Location-Based Alerts option on the Privacy menu. This will stop you from receiving notifications from your iPhone apps that are based around your current geographical location. There is another related feature called Frequent Locations that you may want to consider disabling as well. You can read more about frequent locations here.

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 menu.

select location services



Step 4: Scroll down and select the System Services option.

select system services



Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Location-Based Alerts to turn it off. You will know that it is turned off when there is no green shading around the button. Location Based Alerts are turned off in the picture below.

turn off location-based alerts



Do you often see a small arrow at the top of your screen, and you want to know what it is? Learn about that little arrow icon and find out why it appears, what is causing it, and how you can disable it. newsletter

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