The location of our devices, that is to say ours, is one of the most sensitive information and, at the same time, the most valued by certain applications and services. We can manage access to this valuable data from operating system settings, but what about widgets? This is something to consider, veámoslo.
Only when using the app or also when using the widget is the question
The question of access to location by widgets is quite simple: depending on the configuration of our iPhone or iPad, a certain application can know where we are almost always. It is usual that the configuration of access to the location of our device is “When the application is used”, a choice that allows us to take advantage of all the services of a certain application and at the same time make sure he can’t follow us all the time
However, the situation changes slightly when an application has a Widget that we are using. When setting up the widget for the first time, it is very possible that we were asked to give you access to the location. If this is the case, it is very likely that the application will end up being set to “When the application or widgets are used”, which may result in more common access than we want or expect
Fortunately reviewing this parameter is very simple. The steps to follow are as follows:
- We open the app Settings on our iPhone or iPad.
- We entered confidentiality.
- We touch the application whose configuration we want to review.
- We choose between Never, Ask next time, When using the app, When using the app or widgets O Always.
It’s simple. With this simple system, we will make sure that the applications we use have exactly the level of access we want.
Certainly, many articles have already been written on this subject, but I have seen that few people are aware of access to localization through widgets. On several occasions, although the main application has to access this data, its widget can pass without it, which is especially important if said widget is on the home screen of our iPhone, which would mean that it would know our location every time. Unlock the phone.