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How do you disable GPS tracking/remove GPS tracking?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Wolfy1, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Wolfy1

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    I find it absolutely creepy! I want to be CERTAIN that no one, not even myself, can track my phone (I suppose theirs no stopping the company...), but at any rate, how to I ensure that the tracking is turned off?
     

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    Just make sure GPS is turned off, and wifi location is turned off.

    To be honest, I don't really think anyone cares about me all that much to track me. I lead a very boring life...
     
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    Might also be a good idea to go into Settings > Location, and un-check all those options.
     
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    Thanks so much! I can now sleep at ease knowing that no stranger is tracking my phone... :). Thanks a lot for telling me where to find it!
     
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    I turned it on deliberately just because I want my search results to be relevant. If I look up "Pizza Hut" I want the first result to be the Pizza Hut down the street from where I am. I don't want to have to click through some sort of location finder on a company's web site from my phone.
     
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    All cellphones can be tracked and it cannot be turned off. Has always been so. Phone location settings only change how the phone determines its own location.
     

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