How do I opt-out of providing location information to Yahoo on my mobile device?

Last Updated: July 14, 2011
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Yahoo obtains your consent (an opt-in) before using information from pinpointing technology such as GPS and cell tower information. You will be able to withdraw your consent (opt-out) for the use of such information by Yahoo. Yahoo may use and store this information, in combination with other location-based information such as IP address, billing postal code provided by your carrier or registration location, to provide enhanced location based services, serve location-targeted advertising, search results, and other content. You can choose to make your current location data available to a third party widget developer by giving Yahoo permission to share this data.

The list below details how you can withdraw your consent on particular devices.

Apple iPhone and iPod Touch:

You can turn off Yahoo's access to information from pinpointing technology in two ways. You can delete the application and reinstall it. You can also go into your device settings application -> General Reset and click on Reset Location Warnings.

Note: That by resetting your location warnings, you will turn off location functionality for all of your applications, including Yahoo applications. The next time you use or download the Yahoo application, you will again be asked to provide your consent for Yahoo to access your location information.

More information on working with iPhone

More information on working with iPod Touch

Android Devices:

There are a few ways to disable location pinpointing technology.

From your browser on your mobile device:

  1. Tap the menu button.
  2. Tap More.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. If the box for "Enable Location" is checked tap to uncheck.

From your device settings:

  1. Tap the menu button from the home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Location.
  4. Tap the boxes you want to disable location services for.

Note: Some Android devices may not have the same menu options. If you are unable to find where to disable location services on your Android device we recommend contacting your mobile service provider or the device manufacturer.

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