Geolocation Apps

Google Location History – How to Manage

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Location history helps you get more accurate results and recommendations in Google services. For example, it can be recommendations about places you frequent or traffic tips on your way to work. Location history is available for any Google apps and services, including the ads you see.
You decide what’s saved to Location History, and you can delete it at any time.
Some of the information in this article applies to devices running Android 4.4 and later. If you have a different operating system, see the instructions for Android 4.1-4.3 or iPhone and iPad.


How to Turn Location History On or Off

The feature can be turned off at any time. If you do, we stop storing information about places you’ve visited from all the devices associated with your Google Account.
You can turn off geolocation if you don’t want your location to be detected by GPS or Wi-Fi.
The Location History section in Google Settings is available on devices with Android 2.3 and later.


How to turn location history on or off in Google Settings


Open Google Settings on your device as described below (depending on your device):
– Open the Settings app. , scroll down, and select Google.
– Open the Google Settings app .
2. Select Location History.
3. Enable or disable Location History for the account or devices:
– To turn it on or off for an account and all its associated devices, use the Location History switch.
– To turn it on or off for a specific device, use the switch beside the device name.
How you can turn Location History on or off in the Activity Tracking page
1. The activity tracker in your Google Account settings. If necessary, sign in to the account you want to link to your history.
2. Use the Location History switch to enable or disable the feature for the account and all linked devices.
If you are in a work or training account, you may need to contact an administrator to change the settings.

How to delete Location History


You can delete some or all of your location history. If you delete the entire history, some applications may not work properly.
How to delete your entire location history in Google Settings
Open Google Settings on your device as described below (depending on your device):
– Open the Settings app. , scroll down, and select Google.
– Open the Google Settings app .
2. Select Location History.
3. At the bottom of the screen, tap Manage Actions. Google Maps opens on your device .
4. In the upper right corner of the screen, tap the Settings icon Delete Location History.
This deletes all your history and does not allow you to restore it. This may cause errors in some applications.
How to delete your location history partially on a feature site
You can delete individual records, data for a particular day, or the entire history on a site.
1. Go to maps.google.com/locationhistory and sign in to your Google account.
2. You can delete the following:
– By date.
To delete history for a specific day, select Delete history for that day. To delete history for multiple days, select a range and click Delete data for that period.
– By individual location
Select locations from the list or on the map. Confirm the deletion of data in the pop-up window.
– All data
Select Delete All History.
The Location History site is not available in Korea.


Usage and diagnostic data


By enabling Location History, you allow your device to send Google diagnostic data about how the feature is working.
All diagnostic and usage information is handled in accordance with the Privacy Policy.


What information your device can send


To make Location History more accurate (for example, when geolocation is intermittent), your device may send certain information to Google.
It may include:
– the quality and duration of cellular, GPS, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth connections;
– Settings for accessing location data;
– Device reboot information and crash reports;
– Details about the applications that enable or disable Location History;
– Battery level.
How this information helps Google
Data like this helps us improve Google apps and services, as well as Android devices. For example, this is how we can improve:
– Battery life.
If we know what takes the most power, we can reduce power consumption for frequently used features.
– Location accuracy.
Through sensor readings and device settings, we can get your location even more accurately, which is necessary for many Google services.