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Websites in Safari often bug you to let them access your location services to detect where you are. You can turn off those prompts on iPhone and iPad and even prevent the browser from accessing location services altogether. Here’s how.

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How to Disable Location Requests in Safari on iPhone and iPad

To get started, open the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad. Scroll down and select “Safari.”

Select "Safari" after you open the "Settings" app on your iPhone or iPad.

Scroll down till you see the “Settings For Websites” section. Tap on “Location” in there.

Select "Location" in Safari Settings.

Select “Deny.”

Select "Deny."

Now, Safari will automatically block websites from pushing those prompts that ask for your location. Unfortunately, as of this writing, Safari does not allow you to keep a whitelist of sites that can request your location.

RELATED: How to Make iPhone Apps Always Ask for Location Access

How to Disable Location Services for Safari on iPhone and iPad

If you want to prevent Safari from accessing location services entirely for all websites, you can disable its access.

Note: Keep in mind that you won’t get to use your iPhone’s location at all in Safari. You may want instead to disable precise location services and allow apps to see only your approximate location.
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First, open the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad and select “Privacy.”

Select "Privacy" from the "Settings" app.

Tap “Location Services.”

Tap "Location Services."

Select “Safari Websites.”

Tap "Safari Websites"

Select the “Never” option under the “Allow Location Access.”

Select "Never" under "Allow Location Access"

After disabling this, websites won’t get to use location services in Safari on your iPhone or iPad.

It’s smart to know if and how apps are respecting your privacy, so don’t forget to review an app’s privacy details before installing it.

RELATED: How to See an iPhone App's Privacy Details Before Installing It

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