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How and why you should allow location permissions

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Written by John White
Updated over a week ago

To make your Birda experience smoother, you have the option to allow location permissions.

Here are a few advantages of enabling location permissions:

  • Automatically add a location to your sighting records

  • Provide location-specific species lists

  • Show you nearby birding locations

  • Measure the distance you’ve travelled while birding

  • Record a track of the area you covered during a birding session

On your phone, allow location access/permission by following these step-by-step instructions:

iPhone Location Settings:

  1. Open iPhone settings

  2. Select Privacy

  3. Tap on Location Services

  4. Select Birda from the list of apps

  5. Set Allow Location Access to While Using the App

Android Location Settings:

  1. Open Android settings

  2. Tap Apps

  3. Select Manage Apps

  4. Select Birda from the list

  5. Scroll down to permissions and select App Permissions

  6. Select location

  7. Set Location permission to Allow only while using the app

Remember, you have control over what you share with others on Birda. We offer many tools to enable you to have a safe experience. Take the time to understand your privacy settings and make changes according to your preferences and requirements.

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