iOS 11 stops apps like Uber and Waze from accessing user location data at all times

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Apple put a heavy focus on improving iOS at its WWDC this week with introductions such as file management, more visible iMessage features, QR code scanning and more, but there are a number of notable features in iOS 11 that weren't explicitly announced.

One of those, which will be well-received by many, is a tweak to security settings that allows users to restrict the use of their location data for any app on their device. Apps like Uber and Waze have been criticized for forcing users to grant them full access to a phone's location status even when the app is not being used in order to operate.

The new setting option, seen below with Uber as the example, is most definitely a positive development for user privacy. It may also help some people get more battery life from their phone, too.

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