Complex devices like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus need all the resources they can get. It is, therefore, common practice to constantly monitor their activity and disable apps or services that don’t need to be active for the time being. Today, we are going to show you how to turn off the GPS on an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
Many Apple users ignore the status of the GPS when it is, in fact, one of the biggest consumers of background data battery. That’s because there are many apps that normally run on an iPhone and that rely on the GPS. Now that you know the context, you can be sure that there’s no need to activate the Airplane Mode just to deactivate the GPS. Here is what you should do instead.
To turn off the GPS on Apple iPhone 8 Plus and Apple iPhone 8:
- Launch the Settings app;
- Select Privacy;
- Tap on Location Services;
- Switch the toggle for the Location Services to off and leave these settings.
Two things are obvious from the steps we just described: the GPS is actually called Location Services and you don’t get to deactivate it from the Apple’s iOS Control Center. That one is for Airplane Mode, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi, but not for the GPS.
Lucky for you, now you know the exact steps of how to turn off the GPS on iPhone 8 / 8 Plus. And since you’re doing it, take a look at all the apps listed above the GPS location menu. Those are the apps that normally use your GPS feature when you expect less. If you want your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to work better, monitor them constantly. This will help you minimize the use of resources when you don’t want to completely turn off the GPS!