How to remove location from photos on iPhone or Mac? How to remove a tag

 Removing your location from photos on iPhone and Mac is one of the key ways to keep your whereabouts private. Your iPhone records the GPS location where you took a photo, so you can quickly identify and organize it in your phone’s Photos folder. The location is displayed on top of the image and is transferred when you share it with another iPhone user.

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That’s it, now you’ve got rid of unnecessary copies. This article will show you all the ways to remove GPS location information from your photos on iPhone and Mac, so you can stay safe. Let us begin.

How to remove geotags from iPhone photos

It’s important that you learn how to remove your information from the Internet, and as we mentioned, location information in photos is no exception.

Fortunately, the process of removing geotagging from photos on your iPhone is straightforward. Just keep in mind that you can’t delete geotags in bulk, so you’ll have to do it manually for each photo. It may sound tedious, but it’s worth taking the time to do.

Follow the steps below to remove location data from photos on iPhone using the Photos app:

  1. Open the Photos app on your phone and select the photo whose location information you want to remove
  2. Touch the photo to reveal the Information icon and tap it. Alternatively, swipe up on the photo to reveal your details

3. Now tap on Adjust at the bottom right corner of the map (you will find it at the bottom of the screen)

4. Select No location in the window that appears. It should be directly below the location information.

That’s it, your photo will no longer display location information.

Please note: The method to remove location data from photos is the same for iPhone and iPad. So, you can follow the same steps on your iPad device.

Remove location when sharing photos on iPhone

You’ve been talking to a new Tinder connection for a few weeks and finally they ask for a new photo of you, but you haven’t removed the location data. Don’t worry, you can quickly delete it while sending the photo.

Here are the steps you need to follow to remove GPS location data from photos on iPhone when sharing:

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone
  2. Select the image you want to remove location data from and tap the Share button (it’s the one with an arrow pointing up)
  3. Touch Options at the top of the screen to share

4. Now turn Location off. At this point, you can choose to exclude all available metadata for this photo by toggling All photo data off and clicking Done .

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How to remove location information from photos on Mac

Removing location metadata from photos isn’t just limited to the iPhone. You can do the same thing on a Mac. We’ve included several methods to accomplish this.

Using preview

The process of removing location information from a photo on Mac is slightly different, though just as simple. For this process we use the preview app instead of the Photos app.

Follow the steps below to remove GPS location data from photos on Mac using the Preview app :

  1. Go to Finder > Applications > Advance on your Mac
  2. Click on the folder with the photo you want to remove location metadata from and open the photo
  3. press the Command-I keys and click the More Info tab (it’s the circle with the letter “i” on it)

4. Now click the GPS tab > Remove Location Info .

Note that if you don’t see a GPS tab, it means your photo doesn’t have location information recorded.

Use of photos

Of course, you can also remove GPS location data from a photo directly in the Photos app on Mac just like on iPhone. Below is the process to remove GPS location data from photos on Mac using Photos app.

  1. Go to Finder > Applications > Photos on your Mac
  2. Find your photo and open it
  3. Click the Picture tab at the top of the screen (in the Photos menu), then click Location

4. Select Hide Location from the options that appear. If you had manually added the location information, you can select Revert to original location instead.

Note: The Photos app also has an option to export photos without location data included.


As you have seen, removing location data from photos on your iPhone and Mac is not difficult. Prioritize this step if you want to stay safe and protect personal information, like where you’re staying or where you were when you took a photo. Especially if you share it before you change locations.

Before concluding, have you ever considered how many duplicates of your photos you have on your Mac? It’s common because we tend to download an image again when we need it instead of taking the time to search our archives for it. For example, you would do this when searching for a photo to quickly include with your job application. But this clogs up your Mac.

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