you are probably well aware of the fact that your smartphone is equipped with GPS tracker and can record your location. This allows you to have a better experience in location-based applications, but how far would this tracking feature go? Surprisingly, both Apple and Google record every single move of you with details! Now if this feature puts you off a little, you must know that there are no worries. You can turn off location history on iPhone. You can do the same with Google location history
If you want to find out where exactly your smartphone records every single move of you, follow me through this article.
View Google location history on your smartphone
If you have opted in to be tracked, Google records every single move of you through Google Maps. It acts as a GPS tracker. Through a feature called Timeline, you can view your location history with details including time stamps.
google explains that you can use your location history to easily remember where you’ve been. It not only shows the history, but also the exact place you’ve been along with the photos that you have taken there. Also Google detects how you have traveled. On a map, you can view your route and see if you have traveled with plane or train.
Now, to view your history:
- Open Google Maps app on your Android phone
- Swipe in the left side bar
- Tap on Your timeline
In your timeline you can select a specific date to see all the places you have been to and for how long. In case you need to delete the location history of a specific day, you can do that by selecting the three-dotted icon and then “Delete day”.
How to turn off or delete Google location history
If you have an Android device follow these steps to turn off Google location history:
- Open Google settings
- Tap on Location
- Select Google location history
- You can choose to turn it off for your whole Google account or just for a specific device
To delete your location history:
- Go to the Timeline interface
- tap on the gear icon in the bottom right corner
- Select Delete all location history