location services in iphone / facebook - how could someone know where where i am?

In face book is there somewhere like a map or a check in or feature that allows friends to see where I am ?
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feck1Author Commented:
Reason for asking ...

Mate checked in on some face book feature and he then said to someone he was in one location  ...  (lied)
and a friend said no you not you are in x .... and that was correct.

How did this FB friend know?

Im not familiar with Facebook.

My mate has an iphone and likes to be in different places with out his FB friends and girlfriends knowing.

So is there a way to have location services on your iphone without it being linked to facebook? Or only certain people see your location?

Perhaps he has another iphone ap that's giving his location away to someone he has friended and its not a face book feature?

I really don't know what he did .....

He a paranoid android now.
Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
On the iPhone go to:
1. Settings.
2. Privacy.
3. Location Services.
4. Facebook.  'Allow Location Access' = NEVER.

There is another thing I have turned off specifically because I don't want my locations memorized by my iPhone that sends information to Apple and other applications in that same menu you're in.  Go to System Services > Frequent Locations and see all the places your phone knows you're going!  Its actually kinda scary haha.

Let me know if you need anything else.

feck1Author Commented:
So if a friend is using FB via their iphone and Im their friend I can see their location If they have location 4. Facebook.  'Allow Location Access' = on or whatever.
Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
Here are Facebook's privacy basics and tips.

So if a friend is using FB via their iphone and Im their friend I can see their location If they have location 4. Facebook.  'Allow Location Access' = on or whatever.
To answer your question: yes.

When using Facebook on a computer see How do I remove my location from a post?

When using a mobile device see How do I change or remove my location when I update my status from my Facebook app?

Nearby Friends can find you.  See How can I use Nearby Friends to see where my friends are?

Unfortunately you cannot block people from tagging you at a location.
If you're concerned with location services, and people knowing where you are, it is recommended to turn them off on your mobile device and modify your Facebook settings.

If you have any other questions please use this as it is VERY helpful in finding out things like our discussion:

Let me know if you need anything else.


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