Privacy when changing an app’s location permissions on Android

The search for security and privacy has been one of the goals of smartphone users. Operating systems have been adjusted and given even more options to make this a permanent reality.

Of course, many users only care about this detail after giving too many permissions. On Android, the ability to change these permissions is simple and can be changed at any time. See how you can change location permissions for any app.


Of all the permissions that can be given to an app, the location is one of the most complicated. The possibility of knowing where the user is at any time should be given only where there is confidence and only during use.

Therefore, it must be controlled and monitored. This implies that users repeatedly validate which apps and what their permissions are. Only then can they control what is given to apps and how it is shared.

To change this option, the Android user must first open Settings. After that, you should look in the list of options that is referred to as Access to location. You will have direct access to specific options in this area.

Here you should see the latest apps that have been given access to location permissions. They can also access the total list. You must therefore choose which app you want to change the location permissions for and then choose the Permissions option. Among those allowed, you will find Location.

Here are the possible permissions that can be used in this app. In addition to Always allow, they can also limit the use or simply refuse access to the location. If they wish, they can also choose the option below and see which apps have access to this permission.

It is in this simple way that they can, at any time, change the location permission in any app. Thus, they change immediately and quickly, who knows where they are and what they are doing. This should be a permission that you must keep under control and validate periodically.


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