Finally, if you use a camera phone or digital camera with GPS capabilities, it can record EXIF geolocation metadata.This is useful for geotagging, which creates all kinds of new possibilities, such as allowing users on photo-sharing sites to see any images taken in specific locations, view where your pictures were taken on a map, and to find and follow social events.
Now, in the settings menu tap the “Location” button.
You can tell geolocation is now disabled because of the icon overlaid on the options button.
If you’re using an i OS device open your settings and tap the “Privacy” controls. Location Services allows you to completely turn everything off in one fail swoop, or you can adjust apps and features individually.
For now, tap “Camera” (you can adjust any others as you see fit).
That means, if you’re sharing images, there’s a lot of details others can glean from them. Every time you take a picture with your digital camera or phone, a file (typically a JPEG) is written to your device’s storage.
In addition to all the bits dedicated to the actual picture, it records a considerable amount of supplemental metadata as well.
You cannot stop EXIF metadata from being added to your photographs, though you can prevent geotagging by simply turning it off in your camera or camera app.
If your photo already has getotagging—or if you want to remove all of its EXIF data—you can do so after the fact.
In the Camera location settings, tap or make sure “Never” is selected.
From now until your re-enable it, the Camera will not record GPS coordinates in your photo’s EXIF metadata.
To view and remove EXIF data in Windows, first select the photo or photos you want to fix, right-click, and select “Properties.” If you want to add metadata, you can select values and edit the “Details.” If you want to strip the metadata from your photos, however, you want to click “Remove Properties and Personal Information” at the bottom of the properties dialog.