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Admin note: turn off phone GPS if posting pics

Hey guys, as I mentioned this forum is a work in progress and although we do not think this occurred yet, we feel fortunate that a tech guru gave us some early advice.

If you plan to post pics from your phone we recommend <span style="text-decoration: underline">turning off the GPS function first</span>. With some phones, a pic will place gps coordinates in the pic's tag line if the GPS function is on. It is easy to turn this off in your phone settings so you can freely share pics, both with androids and iphones.

Only downside I see of turning GPA off is If you use your phone alot for driving directions. You will have to turn it back on for that so it may cause a little inconvenience there but just a couple clicks. But if you don't use it for directions you likely won;t miss it at all. I don't.

We wanted to get this word out early before this forum took off...if we see pics that are tipping your spot we will pull them and let you know. But we can't promise 100% coverage on that so please take the time to change your settings if you plan to share pics from your device in the woods.

<span style="font-weight: bold">Just posting <span style="text-decoration: underline">text </span>from the woods leaves no trail, just pics will do this.</span>

WE WANT THIS FORUM TO WORK FOR EVERYONE <span style="font-size: 26pt">BUT</span> THE "BAD GUYS" who could use this info for various reasons...GOOD HUNTING ALL!!




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Re: Admin note: turn off phone GPS if posting pics

For iphone users, to remove GPS coordinates from just your pics (while continuing to be able to use compass, maps etc", go to
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Camera: turn this OFF

then you are safe to post away from your phone

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Re: Admin note: turn off phone GPS if posting pics

4C, does this apply to andorid phones too? I don;t see a <span style="text-decoration: underline">camera only </span>turnoff there. So I am guessing no.

You have to shut down the GPS altogether on android? Correct?




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as far as I know, yes you are correct. I will keep digging though to be sure

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Re: Admin note: turn off phone GPS if posting pics

On my gs4 you can turn the gps tag off in the camera settings and still have it on for navigation.
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Re: Admin note: turn off phone GPS if posting pics

Just checked my GS3 same thing, you just turn off GPS tagging in camera settings

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Re: Admin note: turn off phone GPS if posting pics

Not a big deal to me, never got into the "my spot" mentality.
To each his own though. I do like the idea of this new forum.

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Re: Admin note: turn off phone GPS if posting pics

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Originally Posted by RB-HPA
4C, does this apply to andorid phones too? I don;t see a camera only turnoff there. So I am guessing no.

You have to shut down the GPS altogether on android? Correct?
John, you can turn off your GPS tag in camera settings, and still have navigation, and such.I do this on my Droid.
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