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How to prevent Google from memorizing our location

enero 20, 2020

How to prevent Google from memorizing our location

One of the things to keep in mind with phones today is thatthey always know where we are, and it means thatthey also know those who created them and those who created the software we use every time we unlock the screen.

Mobile phones are equipped with GPS and we can prevent our location from being tracked without logging out, you just have to turn off what Google calls location history and that nothing but the list of registered sites that we are visiting. This can be done in two ways: via the Google Maps app and the same Google account. Let's see the two steps.

How to prevent monitoring of an Android phone and iPhone

Turn off location history on Google Maps

Having an Android phone in your hands, the most normal thing you've installedthe Google Maps app, as it is part of Google's mobile services that Mountain View installs on practically all phones for sale, so if you have it handy, you can use it to turn off location history.

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To do this you just have to open Google Maps and slide the drop-down menu to the left to access "Layour timeline "Once inside, we search for the three vertical points at the top right and click onSettings and PrivacyWe just have to look for thelocation settings.Now we will have several options.

The first is the indicator of the state in which our automatic position is located. By clicking on it we can activate or deactivate it so that our phone stops collecting this data. We are interested, however, secondly: "thelocation history activated ”.L we can enter and deactivate it with a couple of touches. Subsequently, if we wish, we can use the third option that Delete all position history.

We can deactivate the history, completely delete it, delete only some parts or program it to delete it

There is a fourth interesting option that allows us to delete specific strips of our movements from the log. It is called "Delete a period from the position history" and we can decide which strip to delete without affecting the rest of the record.we can activate automatic deletionTherefore, we can keep the history active and this will be deleted from time to time as indicated.

So, remember how to turn off location history on Google Maps:

Google Maps> History> Settings and privacy> Location history enabled> Move to disable.

Turn off location history from your Google Account

Disable notification history via the Google app

If we want it or if we don't have Google Maps installed on our phone for some reason, we can use itthe Google app to perform the same procedure. We simply locate it among our installed applications, open it and follow the next steps.

With the Google app open, click on the top right corner of our photo to open the options, a button will appear called "Manage your Google Account"And press on it. A mobile browser window will open with your account settings. We scroll left to go from one tab to another until we reach "Data and personalization ".

With these steps we get to the same section of the Location History of Maps

Here we find a section dedicated to “Location history "(the same one that we access from Google Maps), in the Activity Controls section of your account.We will only have to log in and press the blue switch to disable the history.As we will see, Google tells us that this registration is only paused and that we can reactivate it when we want.You just have to click Pause and voil.

So, remember, how to turn off Google Account location history:

Google app> Profile picture> Manage your Google account> Data and personalization tab> Location history> Move to disable.

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