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Old 05-28-2019, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Why the heck is the default feature enabled to send my geotag with photos??? I've been communicating wiht craigslist buyers sending photos back and forth, how the heck can Apple assume that I want every stranger to know my exact address where I took the picture. Why is this feature default "on"??? I just found out now that iPhone is just sending my exact address wtih each photo, unbeknownst to me, and I gotta go out of my way to turn this off.

With all the talk of privacy, I cannot believe that the geotagging on photos is automatically set to on.


BS.
Why the heck would anyone get a phone and not go through the settings to set things up to one’s liking ??? This is not an Apple issue. Nor would it be an android issue. It is a user issue. I turned off location on my photos years ago. Easy to do on my iPhone.
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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To be fair, on older Android Operating Systems, I believe Marshmallow and prior, there was no indication that this setting is on. Not the case today.
Not sure what to say about iPhones but as others have said ON has been the default.... since 2007.
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:28 PM
 
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Of all the pictures taken by phone-cameras, what percentage are personal pictures, where location is irrelevant or greatly desired, vs pics being sent to strangers?
IMHO this factory default setting makes sense.
If you don't want the pictures to have location data, you can either temporarily disable your GPS & cell-location service. If your phone doesn't know where it is, then it can't imprint that info into the pic's metadata, OR adjust the settings in the camera software.

Thats fine, but they need to let people know that this is automatic and needs to be disabled.


while its fine if people want to be an open book to the world, for the ones who want to be private, this is a big deal, especially if you have a dangerous stalker or something else going on.
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:30 PM
 
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Why the heck would anyone get a phone and not go through the settings to set things up to one’s liking ??? This is not an Apple issue. Nor would it be an android issue. It is a user issue. I turned off location on my photos years ago. Easy to do on my iPhone.

I had no idea that geotagging was automatic and included on pictures that I'd send over email and iMessage. I went through all the privacy workflows I could find but missed this one.
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Thats fine, but they need to let people know that this is automatic and needs to be disabled.


while its fine if people want to be an open book to the world, for the ones who want to be private, this is a big deal, especially if you have a dangerous stalker or something else going on.
Whenever they release a new version of iOS, dozens, and maybe even more than that, articles are published and they usually have information about privacy features. Apple does have info on it's website but you have to go and read it. Most people don't read the manual or look these up, but the info is out there.

For example: https://www.apple.com/privacy/manage-your-privacy/

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Sometimes it’s useful for your device to know your location, like when you’re setting up meetings in Calendar or getting directions. Location Services uses a combination of GPS, Bluetooth, and crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspots and mobile towers to figure out where you are. Apple gives you control over the collection and use of this location data on all your devices. You have to make the choice to enable Location Services — it’s not on by default. Once you turn it on, you can always change your mind and turn it off.
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