1. rv7charlie's Avatar
    Hi,
    I usually operate my Nexus 6P with location services turned off, unless I specifically need access to the GPS (driving with google maps, etc).

    Today, I'd inadvertently left location services turned on (but had the phone app's access to location turned off in Settings). I placed a call to a relative while driving in her town (not local to me). She didn't answer, but called me back a few minutes later & asked if I was in her town. She said that caller ID info on her phone said that we were in her town. (?????)

    Perhaps this Luddite is the last to hear of this, but when did caller ID start providing *location* of a caller? I'm willing for my number to show up when I place a call, but see no good in my phone giving out my location every time I place a call.

    Is there any way to kill this while location service is functional for other apps, or do I need to just look for a pay phone when my privacy needs to be preserved?

    Thanks for any help,

    Charlie
    01-04-2020 02:21 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    You can try long press the phone app and tap info check under permission if location is on and turn it off.
    I'll leave a link to register so you can communicate here , as a guest account you can't.https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    01-04-2020 02:57 PM
  3. rv7charlie's Avatar
    Thanks; I'll try the long press trick. I did set up an account after I asked my question; I thought I already had one but never found my login/info, and it accepted the email address I always use for forums, etc, so I suppose I never created one when searching for answers to other questions.

    I appreciate the tip!

    Charlie
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    01-04-2020 04:22 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    01-04-2020 04:38 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    As far as I know, location has never been sent as part of the callerID - neither has the tower you're connected to. (But I've only been at this since long before the first cellphone was made, so what do I know?)
    01-04-2020 05:41 PM

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