Here's How to Overcome an iPhone That Always Tracks Your Location


iPhone compiles locations for one address and tracking when you go from there and even how long to get there and which mode of transportation.

INPHEDIA.ID - It's good to know that there are features that are not very well known on iPhone that always keep a history of places you have visited, including how many times that place you have visited.

Significant Locations or significant locations can be found in the mobile settings. But, to find out is indeed rather difficult to find. This is whether there is a specific intention or not from the manufacturer, Apple, no one knows. In fact, this feature stores more detailed information.

iPhone compiles locations for one address and tracking when you go from there and even how long to get there and which mode of transportation.

According to Apple, the list is stored "to study places that are important to you". "This data is encrypted and stored only on your device and will not be shared without your consent," Apple said on its website.

"This is used to provide you with personalized services, such as predictive traffic routing, and to build better Photo Memeries."

Apple is not alone in tracking the amount of location data like this, Google also does it through a list of "Location History" that can be found on your Google account.

As reported by Scient Alert, to disable the location tracking feature on the iPhone there is actually a way.

The first step, you open the Settings application and click the Privacy tab. Then, click on the first option, "Location Services". Below that, you will find a list of each application on your iPhone and the type of access each has to your location data. But, just ignore this.

From there, please scroll down the page and find "System Services". Next, you will find a full list of Apple's built-in services (which are included in the device) that give access to your location data.

Some of these options require your location for everyday use, such as "Find My iPhone" and share location. But at the bottom of this list, there is a tab called "Significant Locations" that requires your password (or fingerprint, or Face ID) to access it.

After logging in, you will find a comprehensive history of where your iPhone is located. This list is sorted by city and below it is more specific info: the address of the places you have visited, how many times you have been there, your specific date (and time) there, and how much time you spent there.

Before you turn off this feature at all, don't forget to delete the history stored on your cellphone. The "Clear History" option is at the bottom of the list.

The last step, you can deactivate the "Significant Location" feature at the top of the page. Apple may still have access to a large amount of your data, but at least you have limited it to more detailed data about your whereabouts. Good luck! (TPS.IN/ENG/*)

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