How to disable location tracking on Android

If privacy is important to you, then you’ll want to know how to disable location tracking on Android. After all, with the recent news about the sale of location data in mind, how secure can you really feel that data pinning you down to specific places at precise times is being handled safely and responsibly?

To be fair to both your phone and to Google, location services can not only be useful, but also potentially lifesaving. Obviously, everyday apps like Google Maps access your location to provide you with directions, but there are also functions like Emergency Location Services — which pings your location to emergency services when they’re dialed or messaged — that can provide you with the service you need.

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