How To See Which Apps Using Your Location on Android


In today’s time, location is one of the most crucial features of our smartphones that helps us to find places and routes. Apart from that our location is also utilised by certain apps to function properly or to access specific services. For example, the Paytm app needs the location to be turned on while logging into Paytm Bank. Likewise, several other apps use our mobile’s location.

Knowingly or unknowingly we might have given access to many of the apps to use our location all the time. If you want to view which apps are using your location or just want to change their permission, then this article is for you where we have thoroughly described how you can view the apps that are using your location service. Also once you have successfully found out which apps are continuously using your location and you want to disable it then you can easily disable your location permission from the Android settings.

Related: How To Share Your Location On Android And iOS Device

How to Check Which App Using My Location and Change it

  1. To check the location permission, Open the Settings app on your Android device and go to App management settings.

  2. In the app management, click on the Permission manager option.
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  3. Under permission manager, click on the Location option.

  4. In Location, you will see all the apps listed that are allowed all the time, allowed only while in use, and denied from using location service. Click on the app for which you want to change the location permission.

  5. Next, select from the three options i.e., Allow only while using the app, Ask every time, and Deny.
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  6. While changing the app permission (especially when denying), some apps may ask you to reconfirm. So click on DENY ANYWAY.

  7. Now you have successfully updated the location permission of the app. You can manually change the location settings for other apps too.
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Abhishek Mahato

Exploring the realm of the internet is one of the leisure pursuits of Abhishek. He's is fond of gadgets & games, and likes to put his learnings into useful tech articles for you.