Protect Yourself... Disable Geolocation GPS on Specific Cell Phones

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 2:04am.

 

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Geolocation is the same as GPS that is a feature of most smartphones. Normally you use GPS to know where you are if you're kind of lost but this feature can also be used/misused to tell others like advertising companies where you are and then can give you targetted ads. Here's something else to consider...

Cell phone 'stalkers' can easily find you and secretly track your every move using tracking software. Protect yourself, no one needs to track you or know your where abouts at random. This type of activity leaves you exposed and can be dangerous. If you want someone to know where you will be, you be the one to tell them, not a GPS!

The question is therefore how to effectively disable this feature...

At this moment this site offers solutions for Apple iPhone, Blackberry, Dell Aero, Google Nexus One, Motorola Droid and Palm Pre.

[01a] Apple iPhone:

• Go to Settings

• Go to General

• Go to Location Services and turn that off


[01b] Apple iPhone (Disable geotagging of photos):

• Go to Settings

• Go to General

• Go to Reset

• Go to Reset Location Warnings

• Press Reset Warnings

• Open any application that uses location data and you will be presented with the message ‘Camera would like to use your current location. Photos will be tagged with location were they were taken’

• Hit ‘Don’t allow’


[02a] BlackBerry:

• Go to 'Options'

• Go to 'Advanced Options'

• Click GPS

• Change the Location Aiding field to Disabled

• Change the GPS Services field to ‘Location Off’

• Press the Menu key

• Click Save

 

[02b] BlackBerry (pictures):

(To prevent your Blackberry phone from geotagging the pictures taken with its camera)

• Open the Camera app.

• Open the Menu (Blackberry key)

• Click Options

• Make sure Geotagging is set to Disabled

 

[02c] BlackBerry (pings):

(To prevent people from knowing your geolocation after a ping)

• In Blackberry Messenger go to the 'Contact List' screen.

• Open the Menu (Blackberry key)

• Click Options

• Change the 'Vibrate When Receiving a Ping' field to 'Yes' to 'No'

 

[03] Dell Aero:

• Tap ‘Menu’

• Tap ‘Location Settings’

• Tap ‘Settings’

• Tap ‘My Location’

• Tap ‘Disable GPS Settings’

• Go back to ‘Settings’

• Tap ‘Geo Tagging’

• Tap ‘Off’

• Go back to ‘Settings’

• Tap ‘My Location’

• Tap ‘Disable GPS Satellites’

 

[04] Google Nexus One:

• Go to 'Menu'

• Go to 'Settings'

• Go to 'Location and security'

• Uncheck ‘Use GPS satellites’

• Uncheck ‘Use wireless networks’

 

[05] HTC Aria/Evo • HTC Desire • HTC Wildfire:

• Go to 'Menu'

• Go to 'Settings'

• Go to 'Location'

• Uncheck 'Use wireless networks'

• Uncheck 'Use GPS satellites'


[06] LG Phones:

• Go to 'Settings and Tools'

• Go to 'Phone Settings'

• Go to 'Location'

• Check 'E911 Only'

• Press 'OK'

[Should be followed by "LOCATION SET TO E911 ONLY" banner]


[07] Motorola Droid:

• Press 'Menu' (on the home screen)

• Tap 'Settings'

• Tap 'Location and security'

• Uncheck 'Use GPS satellites'


[08] Palm Pre:

• Go to Main Menu

• Go to ‘Location Services’

• Under ‘Use GPS’ move the toggle from ‘On’ to ‘Off’

 

[09] Samsung Galaxy:

• Go to 'Menu'

• Go to 'Settings'

• Go to ‘Location and security’

• Uncheck ‘Use GPS satellites’

• Uncheck ‘Use wireless networks’


[10] Sony Ericsson Xperia X10:

• From the Home screen, tap the applications bar.

• Tap ‘Settings’

• Tap ‘Location’

• Uncheck ‘GPS satellites’

• Uncheck ‘Assisted GPS’

• Uncheck ‘Wireless networks’

 

February 15, 2012 - MargotBWorldNews.tk

 

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 2:04am.