How to Share Photos from iPhone without Location and Other Metadata
Metadata is the partially hidden part of a photos file which contains hidden information like the location where the photo was taken at, the date and time, the photo resolution and the camera shutter setting details, etc.
At some point, the metadata of you iPhone photos is useful because it can remind you of when and where a photo was snapped. However, there is a downside to tag a photo with its geolocation as the simple sharing of a photo with a friend on social network could reveal the location of your home or office. If you don’t want others to know exactly where you live or work, you’d better remove the metadata of your iPhone photos to prevent anyone from tracking the exact location where the picture was taken.
In this post we’ll show you how to share photos without your GPS coordinates and other metadata. Before getting started, you should know that you can prevent your iPhone from automatically tagging your photos with location beforehand by doing the followings:
Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Switch off the Camera toggle
Now let’s run down the rest of this post to explore how to remove metadata from iPhone photos.
Step 1: Download Metapho from the App Store. After that, choose the photo you want to share without metadata.
Step 2: Next, scroll down to the bottom of the screen until you see a button called “Remove Metadata for Privacy”. This requires you to purchase the IAP otherwise it is unavailable to use. If you have not purchase the IAP, you’ll see a label at the top saying “Premium Feature”.
Step 3: Tap on the button and you will be asked to pay $1.99 for the purchasing. After that, you can see the premium features pop up. Scroll down and click on “Unlock Everything for $1.99” button. You’ll have to enter your iTunes password and confirm the purchase.
Step 4: Now, you can tap on the “Remove Metadata for Privacy” button once you’ve unlock the premium feature. Click on “Modify” to confirm your decision.
Step 5: Now the metadata of your iPhone photo is stripped off, and you can share it to any social network freely.
Step 6: Once you’ve share the photo, you can optionally restore the metadata by taping on the “Restore Metadata” button. Click on “Revert” when the pops-up appears.
Stripping off the GPS location of your iPhone photo isn’t always necessary, but it’s always worth thinking twice about whether you want location information to be included with you pictures. Besides the app we mentioned here, you can also choose other free app like Koredoko to remove the GPS tags of iPhone photos.
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