Photo's App Geo Tagging in Airplane Mode?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ELMI0001, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. ELMI0001 macrumors 6502

    ELMI0001

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    I recently traveled from Minneapolis to Miami and snapped a few pictures along the way. My phone was in Airplane Mode the entire time. As I looked back at some of the pics I see they were Geo-Tagged at places along our route. How is this possible? Image.png
     
  2. kch50428 macrumors 6502

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    It's because the GPS receiver parts of the phone are not turned off when in Airplane Mode.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yup, that would be it. I believe it started being like that as of one of iOS 8 updates (while prior to that Airplane Mode would disable GPS as well).
     
  4. ELMI0001 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Makes sense. I just assumed everything was turned off. thanks!
     

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