How to Remove Geotags of Photos on iPhone


Have you ever noticed that the iPhone camera app stores the exact GPS location with each photo that you take? This article will give you solutions about how to remove those geotags from photos on iPhone.


October 23, 2013


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Are you a hobbyist of iPhone camera app? Did you often post your photos taken by iPhone on Facebook or Twitter? If your answer is "YES", you are highly recommended to carefully follow the tutorial below.

About Geotagging

Did you know that the iPhone camera app stores the exact GPS location with each photo that you take? The storage of location based data, in the form of Latitude and Longitude in side of images is called Geotagging; essentially tagging your photograph with geographic location.

While Geotag metadata is invisible, not editable and is sent along with each photo you take and post to the web, which will totally compromise your location privacy.

Now that you've got a clear idea of the relation between privacy and geotags of iPhone photos, are you wondering how to remove the embedded geotags before sharing photos on the web or with friends? So let's take a look at how to remove geotags from photos on iPhone.

The easiest way to prevent revealing your privacy info for all to see is to remove geotags from photos on your iPhone. Thankfully, Apple greatly simplified the way to turn off location service.

Solution One:

  • Go to Settings
  • Select General > Reset > Reset Location & Privacy
  • Launch the Camera App, and Select  "Don't Allow" when prompted

Solution Two:

Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Camera > Off


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