Geotagging: photos of your children

Writing this post has made me realise it is a sad sign of our times. The image above was tweeted this week on the Intego website.

I was made aware of geotagging a while back and I was surprised that all iPhones have this Geotag function automatically turned on and the user has to turn it off manually if they don’t want it.

The Geotag function adds the GPS location of where your picture was taken. This is something that doesn’t sit well with me when I take pictures of the twins, especially if I upload them to Facebook or Twitter.

I have turned off this feature on my iPhone and I just wanted to spread the word about it incase you wanted to do the same.

All you need to do is go to Settings on your iPhone, then Privacy and select Location Services. You can then turn off Camera and anything else on your list of apps. I have turned off my Facebook and Twitter apps as well just to be safe.

I would have thought this feature would be something you would have to activate yourself rather it being automatically on. Apple must think this feature has benefits but I am certainly not keen on it.

Either way spread the word, it’s one we should all know about.


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