How to Remove Location Data from Photos and Videos on iPhone or iPad

Putting security and privacy at the forefront, Apple has offered a much better way to share images and videos without geotags in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Jump right in to check how this all-new feature functions!

Beyond the wide range of improvements and new features like Dark Mode and Low Data Mode what makes iOS 13 a big upgrade is the enhanced privacy and security. Though Apple’s mobile operating system is already well-known for offering trusted security and shielding data against prying eyes, the latest iteration of iOS seems to have taken a quantum leap – in this regard.

The one notable feature that has caught my eyes in iOS 13 is the option to easily remove location data from photos and videos while sharing. From what I can tell, it’s a much better way to get rid of the geotags so that no one can find out where the photos were captured.

If you often share your pics on social media or other platforms where anyone can download your images and misuse the metadata (the info related to the photos and videos), you should never fail to use this feature. That all being said, let’s find out the quick way to share iPhone and iPad images without geotags!

How to Share Photos and Videos Without Geotags in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Step #1. Open Photos app on your device and head over to the images you would like to share.

Step #2.
If you want to share a single photo, just tap on it and then choose Share button.

Tap on Share button in iOS 13 Photos App

But if you wish to share multiple images, first tap on the Select button at the top right and then choose Share button.

Step #3. Now, tap on “Options” (at the top) on the right side of the location.

Tap on Options to Photo in Photos App Share Sheet

Step #4. Next, you need to disable the toggle for Location. Don’t forget to tap on Done to confirm.

Turn Off Location to to Share Photos and Videos Without Geotags in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Sticky Note: Under the location option, there is another toggle called All Photos Data which allows you to share original quality photos using AirDrop. If you are deep into the Apple ecosystem and often use AirDrop to share files between iOS and macOS devices, you should keep it enabled. But keep in mind, it will work only when the Location toggle is also ON.

Step #5. Up next, you will return to the Share sheet. Select your favorite social media or any other medium to share the pics as usual.

That’s pretty much it! You have successfully shared your pics without location metadata.

Signing Off…

As an iOS user who loves sharing a ton of clips and pics on social sites, I welcome this highly appreciable feature. In this digital world where security and privacy have become a matter of grave concern, it pays to safeguard your information so that it doesn’t fall prey to the evil minds.

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