How to hide your location on Instagram posts

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If you want to make sure you don't accidentally share your location information in Instagram posts, here's what you should know.

Instagram uses a variety of information collected from your device to shape your experience. While tracking that data helps us find unexplored places nearby that we might be interested in visiting, there are times when we don't want Instagram followers to know our location.

Instagram allows you to hide your location so you can share memorable moments without worrying about accidentally revealing your address or compromising your privacy.



Here's what you need to know about hiding your location in Instagram posts, including ones you've already posted.

How to hide your location by disabling location permissions on Instagram

The first quick way to stop Instagram from showing your location to your followers is to turn off location in location permissions.

Instagram detects that its default location setting is off, but you may want to double check these settings in case you have changed it or given access in the past.

Depending on what type of device you have, iOS or Android, you will follow a slightly different procedure.

Here is a brief look at the process for each.

Disable Location Services for Instagram on iPhone

Depending on the application, Apple allows its customers to completely disable location services or control when an app can track your location.

Here's how you can customize iPhone location tracking:

  • Go to your iPhone settings.
  • Go to settings on privacy .
  • Toccata Location services .
  • To turn off Location Services, slide the switch to the left.
  • In the pop-up, tap disable .

Disabling Location Services will turn off location tracking for all apps, including useful ones like Maps, Find My, etc. Therefore, you will need to reactivate it when you use these apps in the future.



Disable location permissions for Instagram on Android

With an Android device, you can disable location tracking from app permissions to prevent Instagram from posting your location.

To do this, follow these steps:

  • Go to your phone settings.
  • Go to App Management> App List.
  • From the list of apps, select Instagram
  • Go up Permissions .
  • Se position is in the list of allowed permissions, touch it.
  • Select the checkbox Nega .

Once permission is denied, Instagram will not track or use your location when posting anything on Instagram in the future.

Removing the location from posts published on Instagram

Let's explore how to remove the location from posts posted on Instagram.

Disabling location permissions will not remove location data from all published posts. To do this, you need to remove the location from each post individually.


Here's how to remove location from Instagram posts on Android:

  • Go to your post published in the Instagram app.
  • Click the three vertical points next to your name and location.
  • click on Modification .
  • Tap the location right under your Instagram username.
  • Click the cross icon (X) at the top right of the screen Select a location .

You can remove all your locations one by one by following the same steps.


When it comes to removing the location from Instagram posts, the process is almost the same on iPhone and Android. The only difference on the screen is that you won't see the cross symbol - you will instead see a popup that says Remove location .

Tap it and your location will be removed.

Make sure Instagram doesn't track your location by turning off location in app permissions.


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