APPLE users have been warned anyone can track their location via their iPhone photos.
The automatic setting means data on where you live, work and visit could be accessed via images on your cell.
That means that if you send an image to someone they are able to track your personal information.
You do not need to worry about images uploaded to social media – the metadata is stripped from them.
But for images taken on your iPhone and sent to others who you may not know so well, you might want to remove your location details.
Here The Sun breaks down how to remove the tracking.
Detailed information about your photos
The iOS 15 update boasts a series of new tools and features, including an improved Do Not Disturb feature, expanded privacy settings, and FaceTime compatibility with PCs and Android devices.
Previously, iPhone users wanting to know more about the photos stored on their devices would likely have had to download a third-party app to access an image's metadata.
But now that information can be accessed directly from the Photos app.
Inside the app, you can simply swipe up on it to open an information view which will outline where you saved the photo from, in addition to the shutter speed used to capture the image, the location, and what device was used.
And crucially, users can now more easily remove your location from photos and videos.
How to switch off location settings
Firstly, find the picture you want to lose the location from in your folder.
Then, swipe up.
Then push No Location.
To completely disable location settings
Firstly, open Settings
Then hit Privacy
Push Location Services
Scroll to Camera and select
Can the photo metadata be useful?
The photo metadata can prove useful for those wishing to organize their images and quickly find them.
It means users can find pictures taken on a specific trip just by using the location.
That means you may not want to turn it off for all occasions.
The Sun has contacted Apple for comment on the settings.
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