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How to disable geotagging on photos and videoSupport

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  1. artbytes

    artbytes Well-Known Member

    In order to protect my family, I'd like to disable geotagging on any photos or videos that I take with my GS 3. I have the ATT version with ICS. I've read instructions that said you can do it by going to the settings menu in the camera app. I don't have a setting that disables geotags in the camera app that I can find. I think that settings has been removed by ICS or by Samsung or by my carrier.

    I've read that you can turn off GPS on the phone before taking photos. One set of instructions said to go to the main phone settings. Then click "Location Services." Then uncheck "Use wireless networks," and "Use GPS satellites." It seems like a pain to have to do this every time I want to shoot photos and then have to go back and reset it after I'm done so that I can use the location services for other things. I wish I could just disable the location services for the camera and leave it like that. Do any of you know how to manage this.


  2. skramblr

    skramblr Well-Known Member

    Look again. Open camera app, settings button on lower right corner, when the menu opens up - drag the menu up (it scrolls to show more options). There is an option called GPS tag. Turn it off.
  3. artbytes

    artbytes Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much! I had looked and looked at that menu and never saw the GPS item. With your encouragement, I tried some more. What I discovered was that the GPS item does not appear on the menu if you are set to shoot video, instead of photos. It makes sense, I suppose, if there is no geotagging for video files. Anyway, by changing the camera back to photos, I found the GPS item and was very happy that it's off.

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