How to Stop Websites Asking For Your Location in Safari

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.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 22, 2022

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. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for iPhone and iPad using Safari. Screenshots are from iPhone XR

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Disable Location Requests in Safari

First, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, then scroll down and select Safari. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Safari

Next, scroll down till you see the Settings For Websites section then tap on Location See the below image:

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Accessing Location

Now, select Deny. See the following image:

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Disable using Safari Location

Next, Safari will automatically block websites from pushing those prompts that ask for your location.

Disable Location Services in Safari

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 will not 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.

First, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and select Privacy. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Privacy

Next, tap Location Services. See the below image:

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Accessing Location Services

Now, select Safari Websites. See the following image:

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Accessing Safari Websites

Next, select the Never option under the Allow Location Access. Refer to the below image:

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Disable Safari Websites

After disabling this, websites will not get to use location services in Safari on your iPhone or iPad.

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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