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3 Reasons Why You Should Disable GPS On Your Mobile Phone

by Nwani Chisom
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Most Andriod Phones have multiple functions, for example, they now offer you “WhatsApp drunk mode” and even “reading mode”, Oyogist reports.

But there is a function that comes from the factory and serves to provide our contacts with other information, which is the GPS.

What is GPS And How Does It Work?

A GPS (Global Positioning System) is a system composed on the one hand by a network of 30 satellites called NAVSTAR, located in an orbit about 20,000 km from the Earth, and on the other hand by GPS receivers, which allow us to determine our position anywhere on the planet, under any weather conditions.

The satellite network is owned by the Government of the United States of America and managed by its Department of Defense.

Keeping GPS active on your Android device allows the apps you install to know where you are going and send you different promotions and targeted ads based on your location.


One of the reasons mentioned above is that the apps installed on your phone know the places you frequently visit.

Facebook, Google and even Instagram know your steps.

Another detail is that active GPS consumes your phone’s power, even though it is used in the background.

It is only recommended to activate your GPS in certain situations, p. B. if you think you are in danger and decide to share your location with someone.

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