How To Stop Location Tracking On Android Smartphones

Google is always tracking your whereabouts to offer more customized informtaion. However, this raises several privacy concerns. Read more to find How To Stop Location Tracking On Android Smartphones

How To Stop Location Tracking On Android Smartphones

Google Maps has become an integral part of our lives. It is a great tool to get directions to anywhere or anyone.

However, your location is also always tracked by such apps. While providing access helps you in a good way, it also raises privacy concerns.

Usually, Google asks your permission for your location data while setting up your Android device. If accepted, it automatically adds your movements to your location history

Now, the search eangine giant allows you options to turn off location tracking (even for specific apps). You can switch off your GPS and manually deactivate location tracking in all Google apps.

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How to turn off location tracking on Android

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen. Alternatively, you can visit the settings section and tap on “location”
  • Next, find the Location icon and long-press it
  • Now, you will see the “Use location” option. Turn on and off
  • That’s it!

How to turn off location history

  • Go to your phone’s Settings section and then “Location.”
  • Now, scroll down and find the “Advanced” option and tap on Google Location History
  • Next, set the auto-delete option or turn off the Location History feature
  • You can manage location tracking activities

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Google’s location tracking can be pretty useful. It can help you track your whereabouts on a particular day in time by simply looking up the location history. You can even track rotes taken.

However, leaving such data with a large corporation can be scary. Recently, Google released a new feature will auto-delete the user data from its services after 18 months. However, you can make this limit much shorter.

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