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.

How to Stop Facebook from Sending Friend Suggestions on Android and iPhone

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.

Launch Settings app on your Android device

Step #2. Next, you need to tap on Apps.

Tap on Apps in Settings

Step #3. Locate Facebook and tap on it.

Locate Facebook and tap on it

Step #4. Tap on Permissions.

Tap on Permissions in Facebook App

Step #5. Tap on Location and turn it off.

Tap on Location and turn it off

That’s it!

How to Prevent Facebook from Sending Friend Suggestions on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device.

Launch Settings app on your iPhone

Step #2. Next, tap on Privacy.

Tap on Privacy in Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Now, you need to tap on Location Services.

Tap on Location Services in Settings

Step #4. Next, you have to locate Facebook.

Locate Facebook, and Tap on it on iPhone

Step #5. Then Select Never, and Exit settings.

Then Select Never Option, and Exit Settings

That’s done!

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.

How much do you use Facebook? Which is the one feature you don’t like in this social app? Do let us know in the comments below or on Facebook,Twitter, and Google Plus.