If there is something that both developers and users have taken very seriously, it is application permissions. They are those accesses of each one to the different services, it depends on their use, but for many there is one that is more than important and that is the location. For this reason we tell you how you can prevent your mobile apps from knowing where you are with a simple trick.
Many social networks use geolocation as a method of obtaining data on everything that happens around you in order to offer you the best content. Others simply use it as a method of operation, so you decide Which of the two options is the one you consider essential for any app?.
Why are there applications that ask me for the location
Before, there wasn’t as much user interest in what applications were capable of doing. They were simply installed and used, paying little attention to what parts of the phone they had access to and whether it was at all necessary for some to use them as they pleased. Today this is more regulated, to such an extent that you can choose at will if the permits they ask for are necessary.
But at some point you may have the need to make changes and decide how to remove the GPS permissions that the apps on your mobile have. Of course, one of the moments that you can take advantage of is when the application has just been activated. It may not ask you at first, but if it is an app that requires sporadically, you can select the option to deny this permission to activate it later.
But what if you want to use the app and take away those permissions that you have already granted to it. The best of all is that there is a way to achieve it and all thanks to the steps that we are going to tell you below on Android:
- Activate your phone
- Select Settings
- Go to Privacy>Permissions
- Select Location
- Choose the apps that have the permission and remove it
From then on, those apps can go from fully functional to useless, or conversely work as usual until you ask for location access again.
The best thing now is that Andorid gives you the possibility to choose when these permissions are activated, so you can choose if you want them to be activated when the app is active, never or always even if the app is not working.
Is it advisable to always have the location permission activated?
The truth is that this question has as many detractors as defenders. Yes, it is true that not all applications need GPS to work, much less that it is always active. In fact, we remind you that geolocation is one of the phone’s tasks that consumes the most energy, so energy saving is more than important in many cases.
But what about when location is a must? Well, here applications like Google, Maps, WhatsApp or AlertCops are very useful to locate you at all times or to be located. And it is that it is a function with which it is sometimes necessary to have it active and with the permissions always active, although the decision is completely at your discretion.