Android 15 will offer users greater location privacy


It’s not that hard for your carrier to know where you are at all times. This is because when you’re hooked to one of their towers, they have an idea of where you are. If you’re feeling a bit iffy about this, then you might be interested to learn that Android 15 could offer a greater degree of location privacy on your phone, even from your carriers.

According to a report from Android Authority, it seems that the upcoming Android 15 update will allow users to block your location from your device’s cellular radio. If you’re concerned about how this might impact emergency calls or text messages, don’t worry. It seems that this feature will block your location for non-emergency use cases.

This means that in the event of an emergency, carriers will still be able to ping your location. Android already allows users to block location access from apps. This is possible because when it comes to location access on apps, developers will need to access Android’s API to do so. It’s a different story when it comes to your device’s cellular radio.

This is why this change is important because it will give users a bit more control over it. It should be noted that this won’t hide your phone from your carriers completely. Like we said, when you’re connected to a cell tower, your carrier already knows roughly where you are. This is more to prevent very specific location tracking.

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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