How to remove the location icon from the status bar on iPhone and iPad

iOS 15 is the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system with many new and improved features. In case you didn’t know, the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system brings new attributes to FaceTime, Spotlight, Notifications, Weather, Safari, Find My and Photos and there are still a bunch of unknown features left at to explore. .

If you’ve updated to iOS 15, you might also have noticed that the location icon appears in the status bar at the top. While the location icon is supposed to appear whenever you access an app that requires your location, it may also appear at other times when your device’s system services are accessing it.

If you want to remove the location icon from the status bar for these system services, you can do so by following the steps in this article.

How to remove the location icon from the status bar on iOS 15

If you see the location icon on the status bar persistently, you can remove it by following the steps below.

To get started, open the Settings app and navigate to “Privacy”.

In Privacy, tap on the “Location services” option.

Scroll through the list of applications listed on the next screen and select “System Services.”

You will see a list of system services on this screen. Scroll down and turn off the “Status bar icon” option.

The location icon should no longer appear in the status bar at the top.


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