Apple® iPad® - Turn GPS Location On / Off

Caution Mobile devices manufactured between 2006 and 2016 may have their GPS accuracy impacted due to Global Positioning Service (GPS) Rollover, which may affect performance of GPS-reliant apps. Click here for additional details.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Privacy.
  2. Tap Location Services.
  3. Tap the Location Services switch to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off.
  4. If location services are turned on, tap the desired location service (Maps, Weather, Find iPhone, etc.).
    Note The location service gives you a choice of when to use and is enabled when a checkmark is present (options may vary with app):
    • Never
    • While Using the App
    • Always
  5. Tap Back icon Location Services (upper-left).
  6. Tap System Services.
  7. Tap the desired system service switches to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off:
    Note Available options may vary based on the model.
    • Call Network Search
    • Compass Calibration
    • Emergency SOS
    • Find My iPad
    • HomeKit
    • Location-Based Alerts
    • Location-Based Apple Ads
    • Location-Based Suggestions
    • Motion Calibration & Distance
    • Setting Time Zone
    • Share My Location
    • Wi-Fi Calling
    • Wi-Fi Networking
    • Frequent Locations