Disable Geo Tagging on the HTC Evo

I recently learned that most common smart phones do something called geotagging. As people who regularly follow this site will know I have recently been doing a lot of work with a new HTC Evo so I was really interested in this. Geotagging, also called geocoding, is the process of assigning geographic location metadata to a photo. The geographic information can include details such as the latitude and longitude coordinates or city and state details for the geographic location of the photo. I may write a later article on how to actually extract the metadata from a picture however for this post I will just show how to turn it off.

  1. Launch Evo Camera: Open the camera application on your evo
  2. Open Camera Menu: On the left hand side of the screen there is a small tab which will open a menu
  3. Camera Settings: Select the bottom choice which is settings and looks like a set of gears
  4. Locate Geo Tagging: Once that is open, scroll down until you see the selection that says Geo Tagging
  5. Uncheck Geo Tagging: Uncheck the box
  6. Exit Camera Application: Exit out of the camera application and now your photos will no longer be geo tagged.

Image geocoding has now been disabled on your HTC Evo 4.