Disabling Photo Location In Samsung Galaxy S6 In 6 Steps

 

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Image Source: Berkeley

 

While keeping the location information attached to pictures you take while on travel can be a lot of fun, still it’s not kind of good idea to live with. Who knows if there’s someone who’s so obsessed with you and stalk you?

 

To those who don’t like to leave some traces wherever they go, and own the Samsung’s flagship phone, Galaxy S6, removing or adding geotagging feature on your phone will be a lot easier. But before we proceed to the very short steps on how to do it, allow us to educate you more about photo location, geotagging, and a little bit of Samsung Galaxy S6.

 

There are several applications and services that allow you to organize your shots by location, or create albums and slideshows from various events you’ve been to. But more often, location information brings about privacy concerns – maybe you don’t want the world to be able to see where your house is or where your children live or where you just installed that new 60-inch television.

 

It’s a little bit of information that’s embedded in the pictures you take. Plus, it also tells your stalker the model of camera you’re using, the time and date, etc. Well toggling the geotagging feature is allowed in Samsung galaxy S6 too as well as making it easy to scrub some of this from your images that you’ve taken already.

 

The camera app in Samsung Galaxy S6 is integrated with geotagging feature

 

Image Source: Android Central

Image Source: Android Central

 

Geotagging is the act of attaching location information to a picture in the form of latitude and longitude and on the Galaxy S6 there’s a simple toggle switch for this in the camera settings. How to do it? Simply launch the camera app from your S6, tap the gear icon for the settings menu, and then toggle the “Location tags” setting. So simple, isn’t it?

 

And here’s how to disable the location information from a picture you already took

 

Image Source: Android Central

Image Source: Android Central

 

Despite the fact that there several ways to remove EXIF data from a picture you’ve taken with your smartphone, including a number of apps available on Google Playg, Samsung has made that thing easy on the GS6. All you have to do is follow these simple steps.

 

  1. Launch the Gallery app and scroll flip through to the image you want to edit
  2. Hit the image you want to edit, then another hit to “More” button in the top right.
  3. Simply click on “Details” for the options to see the date the image was taken, along with location info, categories and other properties.
  4. Then, you have to tap “Edit“.
  5. Look for the minus (-) symbol in the location section, and tap it to remove the location info.
  6. Simply tap “Done” to save the changes.

 

On the other hand, you can add location information the same way. You just have to look for a plus (+) symbol, instead of the minus (-) sign, then either type to search for the location, or just scroll through the map. This can also help you conserve your phone battery as you phone will not automatically search available Wi-Fi or Hotspots to do the geotagging. But in case you really want your friends to locate you, make sure to bring an extra battery or a portable charger for convenience.

 

Source: Android Central