Tuesday Tip: Is Your iPhone Stalking You?

iPhone showing map of NYCAs a matter of fact, it may be stalking you and draining your battery by constantly tracking your location and movement. If you’re not comfortable with being tracked (News Flash: I’m not!) and want to extend your battery life, let’s go!

  • In Settings go to Privacy and Security Settings > Location Services > System Services all the way at the bottom of the screen.
  • Turn off everything except Emergency SOS, Find My iPhone and Motion Calibration & Distance.
  • At the bottom of the list, turn off Significant Locations. This tracks your every move and puts a big strain on your battery.
  • Finally, hit Back and return to System Services. Scroll down to the Product Improvement section and turn off iPhone Analytics and Routing & Traffic. When turned on, these two setting send tracking information to Apple and don’t increase the efficiency of your iPhone in any way.

Caveat: Don’t to turn off Location Services entirely. Turning off System Services lets your iPhone continue to function normally but doesn’t send data about your location to Apple for marketing purposes.

Marie Brown Stafford: As an Inside Sales Rep at Network 1, Marie uses her empathetic nature and outstanding project management skills to uncover future clients’ needs so she can provide effective recommendations on the services they need to fulfill each one.

Network 1 designs, builds and supports the IT you need to run your business more securely, productively and successfully. Whether you want to outsource all of your IT needs to a reliable, responsive, service-oriented company, or need to supplement the work of your internal IT staff, we will carefully evaluate where you are now, discuss where you want to go and implement and support a plan to get you there with as little interruption as possible.

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