Facebook App has no location settings

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  1. Ultra Male macrumors newbie

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    When I go to privacy, the Facebook Apps is not listed there. I want to turn off location for Facebook. Today I opened Facebook and it suggested to me wifi hotspots based on my location so that means it does have location access.
     
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  3. Ultra Male thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There is no location setting in Settings > Facebook, just high quality photo upload, background app refresh, etc.
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    Even in the Facebook App itself, if I go to settings, Location is no where to be found it's like they've removed the ability for you to turn location off.
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    I installed Friendly + and even that doesn't have location settings neither in the iOS settings nor within the app itself
     
  4. Banglazed macrumors 68020

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    It’s true there’s no location setting for Facebook anymore. It’s possible due to Facebook privacy issue with the recent breach they may have removed from their app. I lost track which app update removed it though.
     
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    Strange, the location settings for Facebook are exactly where they should be on my phone. Settings -> Privacy -> Location services -> Facebook (the path might not be a 100% correct, I have it all in Finnish).
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I don’t believe that’s true.

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  7. Banglazed macrumors 68020

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    Both are on the newest version here, and both have the setting for location under Location Services. Like I said, strange.
     
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  10. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    As I recall, some permission settings (like for location) might not appear in settings until you have been initially asked in the app to enable or disable them (after that initial choice those settings should be present in settings).

    You generally get prompted for these types of permissions in the app either when you start using the app first or if you access some functionality in the app that requires some permission that wasn't previously asked about.
     
  11. Banglazed macrumors 68020

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    I'm curious but are you on iOS beta?
     
  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    No beta. And my profile is based in the U.S.
     
  13. Banglazed macrumors 68020

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    You're right. I recall I never use Location for either apps and once prompted for location permission then it would be visible in settings.
     
  14. Fruit Stand macrumors newbie

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    I believe if you delete and download the app again it will show after you launch the app for the first time.
     
  15. Ultra Male thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You were spot on, I tried checking in some location in the Friendly app and then it asked for location permission which in turn made the location settings for that app appear in the Settings > Privacy > Location

    Thanks a lot for the tip
     

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