Why does iPhone camera ask location?

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  1. jk000 macrumors regular

    jk000

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    I was just wondering, can anyone tell me why the iPhone camera asks me my location every time I use it? Does it have some feature in iPhoto or anything like that?

    And is there any way to possibly turn it off, as it is really annoying and slows down the whole point and shoot process.

    Thanks
     
  2. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Because Geotagging is a new feature of it. It tags it with your GPS positions in the Exif data.
     
  3. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    It uses it to geotag your photos. Several programs and web services use this data to sort your photos by location.
     
  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Search?



    It's Geotagging. Go in your settings and turn off location services. If you use GPS or an App that uses GPS it's going to turn it on again, and when you take a picture it will give you that option again.


    It basically saves the coordinates for each picture you take.
     
  5. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    It does it so stalkers can find u easier. LOL
     
  6. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/photos.html

    Turning Location Services off:
    Settings: General: Location Services: Off
     
  7. jk000 thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. DanielJvdBerg macrumors regular

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    Hey guys does anyone has the problem like me:
    Photo's I shoot in The Nehtherlands are tagged west of the coast of Great Brittain, and photo's I took in Parijs a week ago are tagged at Normandy:mad::mad: It doesn't work? Or is it just me.

    Greetings.
     
  9. ivtecDOu macrumors 6502

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    even if i turn locations services off it still asks me and its really annoying, and i dont even have gps
     

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