You never Knew that Android Phone Keeps a Record of All Locations You Visited

Last Updated: November 11, 2016
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We know that Google location has its advantages when you check in at restaurants, pub or any other places. Google location help you to provide precise location information while using Android apps.

Whether you prefer to keep the location data or not, enabling location data will save you a lot of time when you drive in unknown place or you lost your phone. You could easily refer the location data from a PC to track your phone’s last known location through Google location history dashboard if you lost your phone.

Related: This is How iPhone Keeps a Record of Everywhere you Go

Location History also assist you to get required information and data by creating a private map showing the places you visit with your logged-in devices. To generate and keep your moving history, Google will constantly attain location data from your devices, even when you are not using a particular Google product. This is one of the reason why saving the location is not always preferred by some of the users.

In spite of all this, not everybody would prefer to share their location every single time due to privacy concerns. Here we are going to discuss how to enable and disable your location history. It is quite simple task and please be aware that disabling the location history won’t delete any previous location data.

How to see location history on Android Phone:

Open your Android Phone Settings > Personal > Location > Location services > Google Location History. Now you will be in location History window of your Android phone. Now tap on top right menu button (3 dots menu) > View / Manage > See Google map with location marked and the details with the map. All the Red dots on the map represent your recent visits.

android location map historyIf you click the date, the calendar will popup and you can pick the date you want to get the details about the locations or visited on that date. Tap on any one of the list and tap again on DETAILS icon to explore more about the location with Google Street View, and the details of the visits to the location.

How to enable or disable location history

It is very easy to access your location history. The following steps will be definitely useful for you irrespective of the phone you are using. This is the universal way to access and manage your location history. Please go to your phone’s app drawer and select Google Settings > Personal > Location  > Location services > Google Location History.

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Location on/off button located at top right corner of your screen right below the Location title name. You can turn off the location track turn off or on based on your choice from this screen.

Delete the Google location data completely

In order to delete Google Location History follow the same path (Android Settings > Personal > Location > Location services > Google Location History ) until you reach Location History Window. Tap on the tab at the bottom of the screen ‘DELETE LOCATION HISTORY’. You will be asked for conformation whether you want to permanently delete the Location History and you won’t be able to get it back again. Click delete and you have successfully deleted your location data.

Those who have multiple Google accounts can switch between the accounts using the dropdown shown just below the Location History title on top. Repeat the same to Delete Location History for your all other google accounts.

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