Opt out of My Location

Once you disable or opt out of My Location, Maps will not continue to send radio information back to Google servers to determine your handset's approximate location. Depending on your phone, opt out of My Location in the most recent version of Google Maps using the following steps:

Android-powered devices (ICS):
You must disable My Location for your device completely in order to opt out for Maps. From your Home screen, go to Menu > Settings> Location Services and un-check Google’s location service.

Android-powered devices (pre-ICS, version 3.2.6 and lower):
You must disable My Location for your device completely in order to opt out for Maps. From your Home screen, go to Menu > Settings> Location & security and un-check Use wireless networks.

BlackBerry devices:
Select Menu > Help and un-check the Enable My Location setting.

iPhone or iPod touch devices:
You may choose to not Allow location access the first time you use an app or may disable Location Services on your phone entirely. Turn off Location Services by going from your Home screen to Settings > General and turning Location Services to Off.

Palm webOS devices:
Go from the Launcher to Location services and turn Auto Locate off.

Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile devices:
Select Menu > Options and then choose the option to Disable My Location.

Sony Ericsson and other devices:
Select Menu > Help > My Location and then choose the option to Disable My Location.