Facebook has described how Android 10 and iOS 13 can influence its access to your location data and how you can view and control your location.
By using iOS 13, users will be reminded about which applications can access their location information when they are not using an app and how many times each app has accessed it. The latest version of android which is called Android 10, gives users more access to control over when apps can access their device’s location.
Currently, when users decide to update to Android 10, they will have the option to allow applications to access their location.
On Monday, Paul McDonald, Engineering Director and Location Platform at Facebook mentioned in a statement that “To address this issue, Facebook will continue to respect the choice of your most restrictive setting. For example, if your device location setting is set to ‘all of the time,’ but your Facebook background location setting is off, we won’t collect your precise location information when you’re not using the Facebook app,”
He also mentioned that “We’ll also begin to phase out the Facebook background location setting on Android 10 by reminding people to check their device’s location settings to make sure what they’ve chosen is right for them,”.
Facebook announced that it will “continue to make it easier” for users to control their location settings by using iOS 13.
currently, iOS users have three options to share their location with an application: always, only when the app is in use or never.
Facebook mentioned that “If you decide to update to iOS 13, you will see an additional option called ‘allow once,’ which lets the app access your device’s precise location information only once,”.
By using iOS 13, users will receive notifications about when an application is using their location in the background and how many times an app has accessed that information.
This notification will also involve a map of the location data an app has received and a report of why the app uses that type of location information.
McDonald also mentioned that “You’re in control of who sees your location on Facebook. You can control whether your device shares precise location information with Facebook via Location Services, a setting on your phone or tablet,”.