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How to Turn on Location on iPhone 12

Find out how to turn on location on your iPhone 12, which you can use to show your current location to friends and family who have iPhones or iPads. You can also use this feature with popular apps like Uber and Lyft, which need to know your location in order to work correctly. 

This article will show you the proper way to turn on location settings on an iPhone, regardless of whether it’s an iPhone 7 Plus or an older model like the iPhone 4S. All devices work the same way so you should be able to follow along no matter what device you have.

About iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 packs a combo rear camera of 12 MP that comes equipped with 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 30fps), stereo sound rec, and a front camera of 12 MP. The handset is further blessed with an inbuilt memory of 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM and runs on Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm).

How Do You Enable Location on iPhone 12 Pro Max?

To enable your location on your iPhone, go to Settings and scroll down until you find Location Services. Tap the toggle next to ‘Location Services’ so that it turns green. Now, whenever you open an app that requires your location, a prompt will appear asking for permission to use your current whereabouts. 

If you’re not comfortable with this, simply disable the toggle by tapping it again so that it turns blue. You can also turn off the feature completely by scrolling to the bottom of your settings and clicking ‘Turn off Location Services.’ Keep in mind that disabling this may limit some of the apps you’ll be able to use. 

Some people choose to keep the location enabled only while they are actively using their phone, which means they will have to tap Allow when prompted. 

Others prefer to keep it on all the time and are ok with having their location tracked even if they don’t use an app at the moment. It is up to you how you want your privacy settings configured.

How Do I Turn on Location Service?

This is an important question. You’ll need to turn it on in order for the app to know your location. To do this, open the Settings app and tap Privacy -> Location Services -> System Services -> Find My Phone and then make sure that both options are turned ON. 

Once you’re done, go back to the main menu of the Settings app and scroll down a little until you see Maps – a map of your current location should appear. The location service should be activated as long as your phone is connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular data network. Now you can use all of the features offered by Google Maps! 

When you’re not using Google Maps, simply swipe up from the bottom edge of your screen to reveal Notification Center and find the Maps icon in the lower left corner. Tap it and you’ll see what looks like a compass with a small blue dot in the middle – this indicates where you are. You can zoom out with two fingers so that the entire area is visible on your screen.

Manage Location Services for Specific Apps on iPhone 12 Mini

On your iPhone, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services. This will show a list of all the apps that are using location data. It also shows which locations they are using and how often they are using it. To turn off location services for an app, tap it, then tap Never or While Using the App under the heading Use Your Current Location. 

If you want to turn off Location Services for all apps, tap System Services at the top of this page. Tap When In Use in order to let location information be accessed only when you’re actively running a particular app.  

For example, if you’re out for a walk but don’t want to share your every move with all of your friends on Facebook (who may not need to know), set up When In Use privacy. Then, choose which specific apps can access your current location by tapping them from the All Apps list below.

Why Can’t I Turn Location on my iPhone 12?

To turn the location service on, go to the settings icon, scroll down and tap Privacy. The privacy screen will show up. Tap Location Services at the bottom of the screen and make sure it is turned ON. If you have an Apple Watch or other Bluetooth devices connected to your phone, you may need to turn off some of these connections in order for your location information to be accurate. 

You can also set the desired accuracy by sliding from the most accurate (Precise) to the least (Battery Saver). You can also use Siri to change your preferences by saying Hey Siri, I want my GPS location services switched to Off. 

She’ll ask Do you really want me to do that? Reply with Yes or No. You can also say Hey Siri, what are my current location services? She’ll reply with a list of different categories: Always (the default setting), Never, While Using the App, and While Connected to CarPlay.

How To Check iPhone 12 Location History

Tap Settings and then tap Privacy. Select Location Services. Tap the switch next to Location Services so that it turns green and is enabled. You can now choose which applications have access to your location data. 

For example, if you are using Google Maps or Pokémon Go, these apps should have access to your location data in order for them to work properly. However, many other apps don’t need to know where you are in order to function. If an app’s location permissions don’t seem necessary for its functionality, turn off those permissions by tapping Don’t Allow at the bottom of the screen.

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James T.

James, a distinguished alumnus of MIT, where he specialized in Computer Science and Communications Technology, has an impressive academic foundation that underpins his expertise. With over a decade in the industry, he deciphers complex technology into easy how-tos. Known for his keen insights, James is dedicated to helping readers navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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