With being connected to the internet and location services everywhere, comes great responsibility. The effect of Google Maps is the fact that it basically killed GPS focused devices, so now you no longer need to carry your GPS with you. Apart from this, Google Maps keeps an eye on everywhere you have been, as long as you have your location services left on.
This could be used in many ways, with the first one being, finding out the name of that amazing restaurant with the extra salty chips. The other being, less attractive to most; checking up on where your partner has been (as long as you have their login details).
So how do I check my location history?
- Open Google Maps.
- Tap the three horizontal lines on the top left corner.
- Tap your timeline.
- Tap the calendar icon to view a particular day
5. Swipe left or right to view different months.
6. Tap a date to view your location history. You’ll see the route travelled, along with some details, such as the duration of the journey.
Google really knows everything about you. Where you’ve been, who’s in your photos, what you like and so much more. It’s now up to you whether you want to share all that data with them, or simply disable all Google features for a less personalised experience.
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