How to disable location tracking on android Oreo

When enable GPS in your Oreo device, it will store all your search location history. In some of the cases your device location track even GPS turned off. Want to disable location per app in android Oreo? Here’s complete guide to disable location tracking on android Oreo 8.1 & 8.0.

You can individually manage app permission in android Oreo. So individually allow app to use location or stop android apps to accessing your location on Oreo devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P/5X and more. Follow below given step by step process to disable app location in android Oreo 8.0 & 8.1 devices.

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How to enable/disable location tracking on android Oreo 8.1 & 8.0

There are two ways to disable app location tracking in android Oreo devices.

1st Method: Enable/disable location per app permission on Oreo using apps & notification settings

Step 1: Go to settings in your Oreo devices


Step 2: Tap on Apps & notifications

Android 8.1 Oreo app permission settings

Step 3: Tap on App permissions

Disable location per app permission on android Oreo

Step 4: Tap on Location

List of apps available for access location permission when need in your android Oreo devices.

How to disable location tracking on android Oreo

Step 5: Enable/Disable app location permission you want from list

Now these disable apps can’t tracking your location even if turned on location services in your Oreo, nougat and other devices. Also change location mode on android Oreo using below settings.

Settings > Apps & notifications > Security & location > Privacy > location > Enable location > Mode > High accuracy/Battery saving/Device only

2nd Method: Disable location tracking on android Oreo using location settings

Step 1: Open app drawer in your Oreo & tap on settings

Step 2: Tap on Security & location

Step 3: Tap on location under privacy section

By default disable location in your android Oreo, Nougat, marshmallow and other devices you use.

App level permission in Oreo

Step 4: Tap on App-level permissions

Step 5: Enable/disable location permission apps

You can also disable location history in your android Oreo, Nougat and marshmallow devices to prevent tracking location data from your device even location history turned on.

Step 1: Go to settings in your android Oreo

Step 2: Tap on Security & location

Step 3: Tap on location under privacy section

Turn off Google location history in android 8.1 Oreo

Step 4: Tap on Google location history under location services

Disable location tracking on android Oreo

Step 5: Turn off location history toggle button

And that’s it. I hope this tutorial will helpful to disable location tracking on android Oreo. If you have any kind of trouble, tell us in below comment box. Don’t forget to check out our other android 8.1 tips.

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