A KrebsOnSecurity security analyst recently noticed that your iPhone 11 was collecting data from your location even when the option was disabled. After contacting Apple, what was your astonishment when the company reports that this is normal behavior.
This behavior that appeared to be an anomaly was documented in the video below and later sent to Apple. In it we can see the user and deny access to his location in various applications, but without practical effects.
Apple confirms that some services continue to access your location data.
In Apple's response to the KrebsOnSecurity video, the technology company points out that "some services" continue to access our location data. This is even after users deny such access.
As the source points out, these statements run counter to Apple's own policies. In this document we read that users "… may also disable location-based system services in System Services and by disabling each location-based system service."
The solution is to completely disable Location
If you turn off Location in your iPhone settings, there is no way for services to access that data. However, if you make use of the ability to bar this access to only a few applications, you may not be doing so.
This is true, for example, if you want Maps to have access to your location and others not. As Apple admits, all other applications may still know where you are.
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