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How to hide location on iphone (Without them knowing)

Last Updated on April 20, 2022 by Kennedy

How to hide location on iPhone without them knowing? This is one of the major questions being asked by those that are sharing their location with their friends and family. 

Being in a situation whereby you don’t want your friends and family you’re sharing location to see your current location, it does always happen. 

Location sharing is very good and helpful but at times we may not necessarily want people to see our location and which one might regret sharing location on the first place.

The worst is that once you stop sharing your location with the person, he or she will got to know as the person will be notified about it.

I vividly remembered the very day I stopped sharing location with my mum for just few hours, she start suspecting my every movement I made throughout the entire day.

In this article I will explain all you need to know on how to hide location on iphone especially if you don’t want them to know about it or get notified that you have stopped sharing location with them. 

How to hide location on iPhone without them knowing

To hide location on iPhone without them knowing about it, you simply have to disable location services on find my app, message app and the map app.

Remember, I didn’t say you should go ahead and completely disable location services on your iPhone cause immediately you do that, you won’t be able to see other people’s locations.

Location services must be enabled before you can view other person’s current location.

The above statement is nothing but rather an explanation, I will now go ahead and show you how to hide location on iPhone without them knowing.

1. Open the settings app: This is the first and foremost thing to do, by opening the settings app on your iPhone. 

2. Open Location Services: Once you have opened the settings app, scroll down to privacy and open it. The first option you will see is called Location Service, kindly tap to open the location services.

Right there you will see all apps that enabled location services on your iPhone and this includes the likes of Find My App, Message App, and the Map App

3. Open Find My App: To hide location on iPhone without them knowing, open find my app on the location services settings and look closely at the option that states allow location access.

Normally it will be set to while using the app, please kindly set to Never just like on the picture below.

How to hide location on iPhone without them knowing

Once you have done that, no one will be able to see your location on their iPhone, iPad, Mac or the Apple watch. Your location will be hidden from people and the best part is that they won’t be notified about it.

4. Open The Message App:

Next is go back and open the message app. Why you have to disable location services on your message app is because through iMessage someone you are sharing location with, will be able to see your current location.

In order to avoid such from happening and without the person knowing about it, you have to turn off location services on your message app.

So kindly open the message app and set Allow Location Access to never.

This process you have to repeat it again by going to Map and opening it. Once again set Allow Location Access to never. If you Google maps on your iPhone, you should also do the same especially if you are sharing location with anyone on google map. 

Once you have done all these, no one will be able to see your location on their iPhone, iPad, Mac or the Apple. 

Talking about how to hide location on iPhone without them knowing, you only need to set location access to never on find my app, message app and the map app. Once you have done that, you are good to go.


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After you have done all these, the next question will be;

Will I be able to see others location after setting location access to never?

The answer is yes. Once you have set location access to never on find my app and other apps, you will still be able to see other people’s locations on your iPhone.

Setting location access to never will only prevent the apps from knowing your actual location and this will prevent those you are sharing location from seeing your current location.

Once they tried to see your location on their iPhone, iPad, Mac or the Apple, what they will see will be No Location Found. And this literally means the app is not able to see track or see your location.

Will they be notified about it?

The answer is no. They won’t be able to see or get notified that you have disabled location access on your iPhone or some of your apps.

But I won’t lie to you on once someone start seeing No Location Found while trying to see your location, it is a good indication that you have turned off location services or location access on your iPhone.

However, there are other is sure that will warrant No Location Found on iPhone or iPad and they are;

  • When the phone is switched off. 
  • When the phone is offline. 
  • When location services is disabled. 
  • When there is no active internet connection on the phone.
  • When the person stop sharing location with you. 

These are the major causes of No Location Found on iPhone or probably Find My App.

Other methods to hide location on iPhone without them knowing

This includes the followings;

  • Hide location on iPhone by disabling location services. 
  • By turning off share my location.

Hide location on iPhone by disabling location services: Get started by opening the settings app, scroll down to privacy and open it.

As the first option states Location Services, kindly open it. Now you will see that Location Services is enabled on your iPhone, go ahead and disable it just like on the picture below.

how to hide location on iphone

Once you have done this, no one will be able to see your location. 

Hide Location on iPhone by turning off share my location: To hide location on iPhone by turning off share my location, open the settings app and scroll down to privacy and open it. 

Open location services and open Share My Location. Right there you will see that Share My Location is enabled, please go ahead and disable it.

how to hide location on iphone

Once you have disabled location services and share my location on your iPhone, no one will be able to view your location.

Does airplane hide location on iPhone without them knowing?

The answer is yes but only if you will never use internet on your iPhone.

Seriously when talking about how to hide location on iPhone without them knowing, you don’t need to bother going for airplane mode unless you don’t fancy using internet on your iPhone at that very moment.

Airplane mode will disable cellular network service, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other radio services by default. But that doesn’t mean you can’t manually enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth while your phone is on airplane mode.

Irrespective of the fact that your phone is on airplane mode, you can still use Wi-Fi. So once you enabled Wi-Fi services on your iPhone and start using internet on your iPhone as well, your location will be visible to all those you are sharing your location.

If the means of internet connectivity on your iPhone is through cellular data, then your location won’t be available as cellular network service or cellular data doesn’t work when the phone is on airplane mode.

How to hide location on iphone

To hide your location on iPhone, you only need to disable location services or prevent location access on find my app, message app and the map app.

So far these are the way to hide your location on iPhone without requiring any third party application and that will attract a fee from you.

How to hide location on iphone messages

To hide location on iPhone messages, open the settings app and scroll down to privacy and open it.

Tap on location services and scroll down to messages. Normally it will be set to While Using the App, all you have to do is to set it to Never just like on the picture below.

How to hide location on iPhone without them knowing

Once you have done that, no one will be able to see your location on iMessage and this is the best method on how to hide location on iphone messages.

How to hide shared location on iphone

To hide shared location on iphone, simply turn off Share My location on your iPhone and this will in turned hide your location from those you are sharing location with on your iPhone.

How to hide location on iPhone without them To hide location on iPhone without them knowing about it, you simply have to disable location services on find my app, message app and the map app.