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#1 askjv

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:49 PM

Hi there, I tried Evernote thanks to to good press. On my Android, it automatically puts my location at the top of every note. In the settings it says:

"Places: When location services are enabled, a place is automatically associated with the notes you create."

So how do you disable location services? Can you do it for just Evernote or does it have to be for your phone?

I searched the forum for "location" and there were no relevant results. Searched Google.com and found two results in the forum -- two other posts requesting that this be optional, but no reply from Evernote specifically saying yes or no or how to disable. Is there a way to disable location services for Evernote on the Android?

Thank you.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:22 AM

Have a look at Evernote Settings on your phone. There's an option to 'use GPS satellites' and one for auto-title. If you disable GPS your current activity may still show up as the heading, unless you also disable auto-title.

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#3 askjv

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:32 AM

Thank you! That is what I was looking for.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:17 PM

You're very welcome :)

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:35 PM

gazumped - I'm having the same issue, but can't disable the "Use GPS Satellites" option. It's checked, but greyed out. I don't have "Use wireless Networks" or "Enable Auto-title in notes" selected in the Evernote settings, nor do I have the "Use GPS Satellites" option selected in my general phone settings (though I do have "Use wireless Networks" enabled). I've restarted everything and double checked, but every photo I take still gets a location assigned to it.

#6 gazumped

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:00 AM

@bklyngrrl - welcome to the Forums, and -er- I have no idea why your GPS option would be greyed out. What handset are you using? You might be better off talking to your service provider about this..

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:18 PM

I'm using a myTouch 4G (the HTC model)

#8 gazumped

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:35 PM

Sorry bklyngrrl, unless someone else with an HTC Touch 4G can weigh in here, I have no idea how to switch the location feature on or off. Best suggestion short term is that if you have locations on some notes, you can edit or clear the content by clicking on the downarrow next to it. (On my windows desktop version at least...)

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:58 PM

hello, i am a brand new user (just downloaded today!), and i am having the same issue as @bklyngrrl , but i have a motorola droid 4.

i cannot deselect the "Use GPS Satellites" option because it is greyed out. I do not think I will use this app if all of my notes and/or pictures are tagged with a location. i would appreciate any input you can provide.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:04 PM

hello, i am a brand new user (just downloaded today!), and i am having the same issue as @bklyngrrl , but i have a motorola droid 4.

i cannot deselect the "Use GPS Satellites" option because it is greyed out. I do not think I will use this app if all of my notes and/or pictures are tagged with a location. i would appreciate any input you can provide.


Ah. Just had a look in my Evernote ~Settings ~Other Options and I too have a greyed out and ticked "use GPS satellites" option. Since however I killed the GPS connection on my phone, Evernote doesn't get a chance to use this option. Have a look in Android ~Settings ~Location Services to switch ON your GPS satellites service, then go back to Evernote and you'll find the setting is no longer greyed out. UNticking that one, you can then go back and switch your 'phone/ tablet GPS back OFF. I hope. Obviously one or both of these have to be OFF to ensure location blindness.

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#11 bklyngrrl

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:47 PM

I did that, but i'm still getting location tags!

#12 gazumped

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:16 PM

Aaaarrrgh! :wacko: Are your locations accurate? Are you getting lattitude and longitude, or just 'at the gym'?

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#13 bklyngrrl

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:34 AM

Latitude and longitude.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

OK I give up - lat/long locations means it's the GPS service that's feeding the information through to Evernote, but if you switched your 'phone's GPS off and told Evernote not to location tag your notes, it should NOT show up! As I said before, you can obviously delete the tag when it's not required, but that's extra unnecessary hassle that could be avoided. Anyone else out there with an HTC Touch 4G able to comment? Any ways to nuke the location feature?

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#15 tloveATL

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:52 PM

@gazumped your solution for me worked! thanks so much!!!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:29 PM

At least I'm half-good! B) Glad it worked out.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:26 AM

I am also having this problem on a samsung galaxy (1st gen) on t-mobile. I went into the phone settings and disabled both GPS and "Use wireless networks" and I think that has worked, at least on the phone side. Evernote says that I should be able to delete any location information from the windows desktop client...so I was hoping to clear out all of the geotags I do NOT want attached to public records.......but in the windows desktop version "edit" and "clear" are greyed out. Any idea what I can do to un-grey them in windows? Or any other way to delete location information besides erasing all the photos? attached is what i see.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:17 PM

Hi @weeta - I can't immediately see why you'd have those commands greyed out. I just tried a GPS'd shot on my Galaxy S2, moved it to the desktop and deleted the setting without any problem whatsoever. How are you taking the picture? With the Android Camera direct, via the Evernote picture note, or with another app?

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

gazumped -
I am using the camera in the evernote food app. It's not the default android camera, appears to be an evernote specific camera; then it gets uploaded straight to evernote. I only downloaded the desktop app because the help page said that was best way to delete location info. I'm also checking "store location off" within that camera app, so... not sure! Will keep tinkering.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

I'm guessing the Food app pictures are flagged somehow to preserve the location information since a fundamental part of the app is recording what you ate and where. If the pictures are still in a Food notebook, removing the location might not be possible (or a good idea)

But if you move them elsewhere you may find the location data is then editable, or you could probably copy the picture into any image editing software that you have, edit the metadata to exclude location, and resave the image to a note.

Good luck..

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