At Jammer Master, Privacy is particularly important to us. But it’s not just about the sites and apps you use. Relatives may also not respect certain limits.
Geolocation tools are not all malicious per se. When the user consents, they are sometimes practical, to find a friend in a crowd or to be reassured before a date. Unfortunately, this can quickly overflow to the extent of cyber domestic violence.
We still believe that signal blockers like GPS jammers are the best tool for anti-tracking. We got lots of good feedback from our customers in the past. The GPS jammer can cut off the GPS signal, so there are no data can be sent to the monitor system. But we understand that some of our customers want to make another try before using any jammer.
If you fall into this or have any suspicions, there are some resources at the end of this article for help. In addition, it will not always be recommended in this specific case to delete spyware applications or deactivate geolocation. The person concerned will know that you have spotted them: if you think this may trigger a violent reaction, it is better first to warn a relative or contact an association.
Settings on an iPhone
Apple allows you to share geolocations between two devices. You can disable this option in your settings, then in Privacy> Location services > Share my location. The list of people who have access to your GPS coordinates then appears.
Identify visible dedicated applications
On an Android or iOS smartphone, you can also look at the Google Maps application. Click on your profile picture or initial, then Location Sharing. Here you see the list of people who can access your location in real-time. To turn off this option, press the corresponding profile, then “stop.”
Be sure to check your social media. Snapchat, for example, has a real-time location option.
Finally, there are applications specially designed to help geolocate (children, friends, etc.), which may have been installed without your knowledge or hijacked. In particular, you can search your smartphone and check the settings of the following applications: Find My Friends, FindMe, Triber, iMapp, Life360, GeoZilla, and FamiSafe.
The case of spy apps
Tools like SpyBubble or Spy Mobile are particularly invasive. They make it possible to retrieve, in addition to the location, confidential information such as the content of the messages exchanged or the list of incoming and outgoing calls.
Some applications of this type are particularly difficult to flush out. Sometimes the only clue of their presence is a battery that discharges abnormally quickly – but it can also be linked to the life of the battery.
You can use special smartphone antivirus software to thwart them or disable geolocation on your entire device. On iPhone, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services. On Android, Settings > Location. You can also check the active applications in their settings. On iPhone, go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turn this option off. On Android, Settings > Apps > Ongoing. Be careful, though; these manipulations can impact the use of your other applications that need GPS data.