How to stop Facebook from tracking your location (Android)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to stop Facebook from tracking your location on an Android phone.

And this tutorial will also show you how to delete your Facebook location history.

This tutorial works for all Android phones, such as Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Pixel, Motorola, Lenovo, Huawei, OnePlus, Nokia, HTC, LG, and all other Android phones.

This feature is only available on iOS and Android devices.

How to stop Facebook from tracking your location on an Android phone

1. Open the Facebook app.

2. Tap on the 3-line menu button at the top right.

Facebook app menu button

3. Tap on Settings & Privacy.

4. Tap on Privacy Shortcuts.

Open Privacy Shortcuts in Facebook app

5. Tap on Manage your location settings.

Open your Facebook location settings on Android

6. Tap on Location Access.

7. Tap on Location Services.

The following settings might look a little bit different on your phone. The way the settings look depends on your Android device and version. In this tutorial, I'm using a Samsung Galaxy with Android 8 (Oreo).

8. Tap on Facebook.

Facebook app location settings on Android

9. Tap on Permissions.

Open permissions settings of the Facebook app on Android

10. Tap on the toggle button next to Location to turn it off.

Turn off location services for Facebook on Android

Facebook will (hopefully) stop tracking your phone's location now. And yes, you've read that correctly, I said hopefully because you never know with Facebook, right?

But:

If you post a picture that adds your location or you add a location to your posts, you may be giving Facebook access to your location information all over again.

How to delete your Facebook location history on an Android phone

1. Open the Facebook app.

2. Tap on the 3-line menu button at the top right.

Facebook app menu button

3. Tap on Settings & Privacy.

4. Tap on Privacy Shortcuts.

Open Privacy Shortcuts in Facebook app

5. Tap on Manage your location settings.

Open your Facebook location settings on Android

6. Tap on Location History.

7. Tap on View Your Location History.

8. You may be asked to enter your Facebook password. If so, enter your password and click on the Submit button.

9. Tap on the 3-dots menu button in the top right corner of your phone's screen.

Facebook location history view settings button on Android

A options menu will appear.

10. Tap on Delete all location history.

A confirmation message will appear.

11. Tap on OK.

Your Facebook location history is now deleted.


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References:

Facebook.com: How do I turn Location Services on or off for Facebook?

CNBC.com: How to stop Facebook from storing your location history