How to see which apps have access to your location on Android

This tutorial will show you step by step how to find out which apps have access to your location on your Android phone.

The steps on this page work for all Android phones, such as Samsung, Motorola, Lenovo, OnePlus, Sony, Nokia, LG, and all other Android phones.

The methods on this page are also an easy and quick way to change location permissions for multiple apps at once.

How to find out which apps have access to your location on Android (method 1)

1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to show the notifications menu of your phone.

2. Long-press (tap and hold) on the location icon.

Location button in notifications menu on Android

3. Tap on App permissions.

Open location app permissions on Android

On the next screen, you'll see the apps that can access your location all the time, only while in use, and the apps you've denied access to your phone's location.

4. To change the location permission for an app, you tap on the app.

5. Select your permission preference.

Change the location permission for an app on Android

6. You can close the settings when you're finished.

How to find out which apps have access to your location on Android (method 2)

1. Open your phone's settings.

Samsung phone settings

2. Tap on Privacy.

Open privacy settings on Android

3. Tap on Permission manager.

Open permission manager on Android

4. Tap on Location.

Open location app permissions on Android

On the next screen, you'll see the apps that can access your location all the time, only while in use, and the apps you've denied access to your phone's location.

5. To change the location permission for an app, you tap on the app.

6. Select your permission preference.

Change the location permission for an app on Android

7. You can close the settings when you're finished.



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References:

Google.com

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