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Question: Why my apps know my location when location service is off?

I turned off my Iphone X location services before my flight to UK. When I arrived, some apps, like Skype and Weather knew my exact location. How can I prevent this from happening? It’s creepy and illegal, I don’t stalk other people, why Apple is doing this to me????

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Mar 12, 2018 2:33 PM in response to Hilimili In response to Hilimili

If this happened to me, and I were as concerned about it as you are, I would do:

Settings > General > Reset > Reset Location & Privacy


I, like most folks here, am simply an Apple product user. I cannot explain why Skype and Weather know your location. But I believe the reset would stop this from happening in the future.

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Mar 12, 2018 2:38 PM in response to Hilimili In response to Hilimili

How did you turn Location Services Off exactly?


Skype has nowhere to see if its determining a location as far as I can tell, and is also not made by Apple.


Weather does not need a location to show weather for cities you have manually added. If you added the U.K. at some point it may show weather for that without being aware of your current location.

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