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How to Stop Your Phone From Tracking and Showing Where You Are


How to stop Facebook from Tracking YouIf you are on Facebook, you may not know that you are sending our signals from your mobile device which tells others where exactly you are.

Yes. You read that right, they can track your GPS location 24/7, and let others know exactly where you are and you probably don’t know that you’re doing it.

It’s called ‘Nearby Friends’ and with our current threats of Domestic Terrorism, we highly suggest you turn this off.

How To Turn Off Nearby Friends in Facebook

How to turn off Nearby Friends in Facebook

This is also handy if you are going places that you don’t want others knowing about… like your significant other or parents. Or maybe even your boss.

Turn off Your ‘Frequent Locations’

Do you have an iphone? If so, your phone is tracking where you go and how long you’ve been there if you don’t have this feature turned off.  Here’s how to fix it.

Step 1: Tap on Settings.

Step 2: Tap on Privacy.

Step 3: Tap on Location Services.

Step 4: Tap on System Services.


iPhone Settings how to turn off frequent locations


Step 5: Tap on Frequent Locations.

Step 6: Scroll down to History and select ‘clear’

Step 7: Toggle off Frequent Locations Button.

how to stop your iphone from tracking you and sending signals


Now that we have our locations turned off, click to make sure your Facebook settings are set up to protect you.

Keeping up and Securing Your Facebook Privacy

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