How to Edit or Remove Locations from a Photo on iPhone & iPad

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Every time you take a photo on your iPhone, it gets geotagged with the location where you took the photo. If the geotag is incorrect or you don't want your photos to have location data, you can edit or delete locations from photos on an iPhone or iPad.

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Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Protect your privacy by deleting photo geotags so your metadata won't reveal more than you want it to.
  • Fix photo locations that your iPhone got wrong.

How to Edit or Remove Geotag Information on iPhone & iPad

System Requirements

This tip works on any device running iOS 16 or later/iPadOS 16 or later.

It can be handy and fun to see your photos laid out on a map, but you might not want your location tied to every photo you take, or sometimes they can be tagged in strange locations. The good news is you can fix an incorrect tag or delete it completely after the fact! For more great photo-editing tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Now, here's how to edit geotagged photos on iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open the Photos app.

    apple photos app
  2. Open the photo you want to edit, then tap the info icon.

    tap the info icon
  3. Tap Adjust under the map.

    tap adjust
  4. Enter the correct address in the search field, tap an option from Map Locations to select, or tap No Location to delete the geotag.

    tap the correct location

Now you know how to edit or remove geotags from photos. If you don't want your location tied to your photos, you can follow the steps above to protect your privacy. If you want to turn off locations for photos entirely, you can follow the steps in this article to turn off location services specifically for the Camera app.

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Author Details

Cullen Thomas

Cullen Thomas is a senior instructor at iPhone Life. For ten years as faculty at Maharishi University, Cullen taught subjects ranging from camera and audio hardware to game design. Cullen applies a passion for gadgetry to answer questions about iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple cloud services; to teach live classes; and to specialize in the privacy and security aspects of the Apple ecosystem. Cullen has dual degrees in Media & Communications and Literature, and a Masters degree from the David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts.

Offline, Cullen designs videogames with Thought Spike Games, writes fiction, and studies new nerdery.



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