Camera knows my location?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by puma1552, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    I noticed whenever I take a photo my iPhone 6 tells me where it was taken. Any way to turn this off? I didn't see anything in the camera settings or notification center.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Settings > privacy
     
  3. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    cool thanks
     
  4. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    i just keep my location on. i like having it.
    if you export it from iPhoto it will strip the locations out by default now
    if you upload it to Facebook they will strip the locations out

    yeah you want to be careful with locations cause anyone you email that picture too can look up your photo to see where it was taken
     
  5. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502

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    I keep it turned on for my own reference so I can remember where a photo was at.

    For sharing photos online most social media sites strip the data.

    For other sites if I share photos I don't want people to know the location (like at my house etc), I use a program called ImageOptim that strips all the exif data before I upload.
    https://imageoptim.com
     
  6. Ken Kaniff macrumors regular

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    It's retained when sending via text as well.

    I use the app called Investigator on my phone. Very handy. You can also change the location (and all other metadata) of your photo as opposed to just deleting it.
     
  7. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    i posted a picture to mac rumors about itunes and posted my telephone number and my gps coordinates. hopefully the picture wasn't viewed , lol

    i uploaded that pic like 3 times to make sure it was good hahaha
     
  8. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502

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    There is an extension for Safari you can install that allows you to right click an image and view its EXIF data.

    https://extensions.apple.com/details/?id=de.phriedrich.exifext-C79VE45HN6
     

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