With over 1,500 million active monthly users, Facebook is the leading social networking app. Whether it’s creating your special page to connect with your targeted audience, sharing your favorite photos or videos, posting a funny status and more, the social app is a complete package.
Facebook uses your smartphone’s location to recommend people as suggested friends. Personally, I find it a pretty good feature. Not too long ago, I had visited my old home town where I had a number of friends with whom I used to study in school. I badly wanted to connect with them but couldn’t.
As soon as I saw my old friends as suggested friends on Facebook, I was really overjoyed. Thanks to the social app, I was able to connect with my friends whom I had almost lost out.
However, if you don’t want Facebook to track your smartphone location and recommend people as suggested friends, you have the option to stop it.
Let me walk you through this simple guide to help you get it done!
How to Prevent Facebook from Sending Friend Suggestions on Android Phone/Tablet
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your Android device.
Step #2. Next, you need to tap on Apps.
Step #3. Locate Facebook and tap on it.
Step #4. Tap on Permissions.
Step #5. Tap on Location and turn it off.
How to Prevent Facebook from Sending Friend Suggestions on iPhone/iPad
Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Next, tap on Privacy.
Step #3. Now, you need to tap on Location Services.
Step #4. Next, you have to locate Facebook.
Step #5. Then Select Never, and Exit settings.
From now on Facebook won’t track your location. If you ever want to let it do so, you need to follow the same steps mentioned above and set it up.
Agreed, Facebook is always hungry to track your location. And, a number of people would want to prevent it from doing so due to privacy concern.