How To Turn ON/OFF GPS Phone Tracking On Your Phone
Your GPS enabled smartphone can come as really handy for you to navigate routes when you are traveling. This useful application from your smartphone can give you directions to find restaurants nearby, gas stations, medical aids, hotel and other businesses that you might need. You can also perform other location based functions using your smartphone with its built in GPS. However, if used too much, GPS application can drain the battery of your cellphone way to faster and chances of not having access to a power outlet for recharging your smartphone battery will remain quite high. Also, using a GPS locating application will keep your friends linked with you through several social media channels, updated about your whereabouts. This will happen even if you do not wish to be tracked.
Thus, turning the GPS service off will not only save you a lot of battery but will also keep your travel plans private and will keep your phone safe from any kind of geotracking.
Here are the simple steps that you need to take to turn ON/OFF GPS tracking on your phone:
: When your phone is turned on go to its applications screen ad find settings menu. Each cell phone has a different set of applications and settings, so might need to browse though your phone’s menu thoroughly to find settings tab. It can either be listed under settings or phone settings. Select whichever option you find in your phone.
: Find ‘Security and Locations’ option in your settings menu. It might be coming under some other name in your phone, wherein the common options include: ‘Security’, ‘Privacy’, ‘GPS Settings’, Location’, etc. Select the option available in your device.
: Scroll through that option to find Turn GPS OFF/ON or Disable/Enable GPS option. While some ask you to select between On and Off option, some smartphone come with a check box next to their GPS On or Off option. If you want to turn the GPS off then select that option or if you want to tun the GPS on you can select the other option. The same option will be used for enabling and disabling GPS option on your device every time you need to perform this function.
: To confirm that whether you have successfully turned ON/OFF GPS on your smartphone check for a small sized satellite dish next to your battery life and signal icon on the top of the screen. If there is satellite sign then you turned ON the GPS service successfully if not then it is OFF for further Geotracking. Some devices do not show any kind of sign on the screen for GPS, if that is the case with you, open any application that uses GPS service like your maps to track some location. IF the GPS is on it will start showing the results and if GPS will be Off it will ask you to turn On GPS.
See, how simple it is to keep control of your geotracking by turning ON/OFF GPS service as per your convenience.