Whenever and wherever we are, we often use our mobile phones to take pictures, which has almost become a habit.
However, it is important to note that whenever you take a photo with your iPhone, the location of the photo you take will also be recorded. You won’t see location information in the photo, but it’s already embedded in the image file’s metadata.
Your location information is a potential security risk
If you take a photo of a product sold online, and the geotagging information embedded in the photo is also posted on the website where you sell that product, you may encounter some problems.
If you’re on vacation and posting geotagged photos, it might be easy for a thief to know you’re not home. Again, this information helps provide criminals with information about your specific location, which they may use to commit crimes.
But we can delete the location information in the photo, which is not difficult, let’s take a look.
How to disable saving location information while shooting on iPhone
1. Tap the Settings icon on the main screen of your iPhone.
2. Click on the Privacy menu.
3. Select Select Location Services from the top of the screen.
4. Look for camera settings and select the Never option. This prevents the use of the iPhone’s built-in
Geotagged data is recorded in future photos taken by the Camera app.
5. Click the Home button to close the settings app.
If you have previously disabled the location service of your iPhone’s camera app, the photos you take may have the geotagging information embedded in the EXIF metadata saved with the photo and included in the image file itself.
You can use apps like deGeo available in the App Store to remove geotagging information from photos already on your phone. The photo privacy app helps you delete the location information contained in your photos. Some apps may allow batch processing, so you can remove geotagging information from multiple photos at once.
How do I see if geotagging is embedded in a photo?
If you want to see if there is geotagged information in metadata in your photos, you need to download EXIF viewer apps such as Koredoko EXIF and GPS Viewer. Some browser extensions allow you to right-click any image file to check the location information.
In conclusion, this is not a trivial matter, and if it is not necessary, you should delete the geolocation information in your photos, thinking that it has the potential to cause you some unexpected problems.