You can control which apps and system services have access to Location Services data when you enable Location Services on your device. When Wi-Fi, Cellular, Bluetooth, and the
Global Positioning System (GPS)
are enabled, apps and websites such as Maps, Weather, and Camera can use information from Wi-Fi, Cellular, Bluetooth, and the Global Positioning System (GPS) to establish your approximate location.
If you notice a black or white icon in the status bar of your iPhone, Location Services is functioning. When an app tries to access your location for the first time, you will usually be asked to grant permission.
Turning Location Services off, on the other hand, prevents relevant apps from using your location in the foreground or background, affecting the performance of different Apple and Android apps.
If you need assistance connecting your
iPhone 8 to GPS, follow these steps:
- Go to the main menu and select 'Home.'
- Go to the Settings tab.
- Select the option for Privacy.
- Select Location Services from the menu.
- Toggle the switch next to Location Services on or off to enable or disable the feature.
- On your iPhone, tap the relevant app and choose from the available options, such as Never, While Using the App, or Always, to manage permission for individual apps to utilize location services.