How to disable location reporting in Google Search for iPhone and iPad

If you snagged the update to Google Search yesterday, you're probably ecstatic that you now have some of the features Android users have been enjoying including Google Now capabilities. You may have also noticed that it likes to use location services like crazy. If that bothers you or you're worried about conserving some battery when you don't need Google Search polling your location, you can disable location reporting within the app.

Here's how:

  1. Launch the Google Search app for iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the Settings icon in the upper right hand corner.
  3. Now tap on Privacy.
  4. Scroll down and towards the bottom, turn Location Reporting to Off.

That's it. Google Search will now not report your location unless you want it to.

Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.