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    How can I get Yahoo (and other sites) to stop asking me to "Use my current location"?

    Its terribly annoying, especially with Yahoo.
    I get asked it every time I check my yahoo mail.

    I dont mind it using it but does it have to ask me every time I check my email or can I just click a default setting somewhere that is a permanent "ok"?

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    You can turn off location services. There are a few apps that will not work with that turned off but they will tell you if they need location services on. Turning it off is supposed to extend battery life also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czevski View Post
    You can turn off location services. There are a few apps that will not work with that turned off but they will tell you if they need location services on. Turning it off is supposed to extend battery life also.
    Thank you although I need to keep it on for "Find my Ipad". I would like to be able to shut it off only for specific web sites within Safari as opposed to Safari as a whole. Is that possible?

    Further, does shutting a couple of them off save some battery or is it only if I trun the entire thing off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwitel

    Thank you although I need to keep it on for "Find my Ipad". I would like to be able to shut it off only for specific web sites within Safari as opposed to Safari as a whole. Is that possible?

    Further, does shutting a couple of them off save some battery or is it only if I trun the entire thing off?
    If you go to Settings>Location services,you will see a list of every app that uses location services. You can turn off location services for whichever app or apps you choose.
    I don't believe that you can turn off location services for a specific website. Turning off location services for the safari app will not affect the find my iPad app as long as find my iPad is activated and location services as a whole is turned on.
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    I don't want to sound stupid, but the last message said to go to Settings>Location services. Under Settings, I cannot find anything called Location. How do I get there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by everett2 View Post
    I don't want to sound stupid, but the last message said to go to Settings>Location services. Under Settings, I cannot find anything called Location. How do I get there?
    That post is over a year old and procedures have changed. To find location services go to Settings>General>Restrictions>Location Services. There you will find a list of the apps that use location services. You can choose which ones that are allowed by sliding the switches off or on. Some apps will not function with location services turned off, such as find my iPhone.
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    Or, if Restrictions are not enabled, same is possible in Settings - Privacy - Location Services.
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    Must admit I find all this a bit confusing, i.e. when and when not to activate location services. I always feel Big Brother is watching when I am asked to activate location services. I have no problem with the Find my iPad/iPhone app, maps and directions, yes, I understand the need but as for the rest of the nosy apps, well.......
    Whilst on my soapbox, it is after all a quiet Sunday morning, it would be helpful if someone could list the safe apps which use location services. I have only? 9 apps for which I have activated location services, Find my iPad/iPhone being one of them. Actually, I didn't even realise I had location services switched off until I checked as a result of this thread so thanks guys. I will leave it off until needed, probably safest.
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    I went to settings>general>restrictions. All items listed show being "ON". near the bottom under "privacy" is an item called "Location Services". When I clicked on that, nothing happens. If I go from "settings" directly to "privacy," the "location services" shows as being "on". If I then click on "location services" it shows the various apps that are on. I have them all shown as "on". In view of this, why does YAHOO still show the message about using location? I use Safari so I tried turing just that one off. No difference. I turned off all "location services. Again, no change. It appears that this YAHOO message it going to appear no matter what settings I have. Any other ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by everett2 View Post
    I went to settings>general>restrictions. All items listed show being "ON". near the bottom under "privacy" is an item called "Location Services". When I clicked on that, nothing happens. If I go from "settings" directly to "privacy," the "location services" shows as being "on". If I then click on "location services" it shows the various apps that are on. I have them all shown as "on". In view of this, why does YAHOO still show the message about using location? I use Safari so I tried turing just that one off. No difference. I turned off all "location services. Again, no change. It appears that this YAHOO message it going to appear no matter what settings I have. Any other ideas?
    Yahoo HAS NO LOCATION SERVICES. I have yahoo mail installed on my iPad.

    How can I get Yahoo (and other sites) to stop asking me to "Use my current location"?-image-2567200352.jpg

    If you are talking about the website, opened through Safari, I think that can be turned off by turning off location services for Safari.
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