Among the set of security and privacy features Safari has; the ability to control location access has long remained my top pick. While it may seem reasonable to allow websites to use your location data when searching for local places, some shady websites have a habit of asking for location access via random pop-ups for no obvious reason. At times, location data pop-ups become so frequent that you have no choice but to block them for a distraction-free browsing experience. If that’s what you’re looking for, let me show you how to prevent websites from requesting location access in Safari on iPhone and iPad.
Stop Safari Websites Asking for Location Access on iPhone and iPad
Safari offers multiple ways to manage location data access. For example, you can choose to completely disallow websites from using your location. Even if you decide to provide your information, you have the option to prevent websites from accessing your exact location.
- start Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Now scroll down and Privacy.
3. Next, tap on it. Location Services.
4. Next, find Safari Websites and select it.
5th place, three options to choose from:
- Never: Select to completely disallow location access.
- Ask Again: Select to force Safari websites to ask for your location access every time they need it.
- While using the application: Select to allow websites to access your location only while you are using the app.
Note: When selecting “Ask When Nest Time or Using App”, another option called another option “Precise Location” it’s coming out. If you don’t want Safari websites to use your specific location, turn this toggle off.
To prevent websites from asking for your location access never and then exit the setting.
Prevent Safari Websites from Asking for Location Access on iOS and iPadOS
Thus, you may not allow websites to use your location on iPhone and iPad. As I said above, Safari offers multiple ways to control websites access to location data. So, depending on your needs, you should choose the preferred option to manage your location access.
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