Although Location Based Services (LBS) has been around for awhile, I am still amazed by the sheer amount of people who do not consider the privacy invasion taking place by using LBS and your currently installed phone apps.As well, although you need to worry about Geolocation, tracking and privacy invasion in many different systems (Android, etc.) let’s start with the basics and how to secure your Apple-based device.Faking your i Phone location isn't as easy as it is on an Android device—you can't just download an app for it.

Changing the location on your i Phone or Android device involves tricking your phone into telling apps that you’re located somewhere you're not.

In most cases, when you spoof your GPS location, every location-based app on your phone will be fooled.

For example, the game might very well use your spoofed address to your advantage, but if you open your navigation app to get directions somewhere, you’ll have to either turn off the location spoofer or manually adjust your starting location.

The same is true for other things like checking in to restaurants, staying current on your family-based GPS locator, checking the weather around you, etc.

The threat of LBS, GPS and Geolocation Quite simply, Location Based Services (LBS for short) uses technology to identify your location on a map.

When LBS is enabled (and it can be by default), your mobile device will allow you to be tracked. Let’s look at the many ways this can take place and the threats that can emerge: So, how do you protect yourself?

Plus, because GPS spoofing isn’t a built-in option, it isn’t just a click away to get it going, and location fakers don’t always work for every app that reads your location.

to use your real location with will also use the fake location.

You can also reboot your phone to immediately start using its real location again.

However, remember that you can only do this three times for free with i Tools.

As mentioned earlier, we are going to focus on Apple and i OS for this article; however you need to consider this threat a viable one on other devices as well. Settings Location Services According to Siciliano there are a few more tips you should consider: “Turn off your location services on your mobile phone or only leave it enabled for applications like maps.