iPhone Tracking Frequent Locations

iPhone Tracking Frequent Locations

Over the past 5 years or so we’ve heard and seen a lot about cell phone tracking. I’d like to point out an often overlooked tracking on your iPhone, it’s called frequent locations. Your iPhone tracks where you’ve been and how long you’ve been there, doesn’t sound bad if it’s just tracking your travels to and from work, right?  But it knows how long you’ve been out of the house, how long you’ve been at work, or at Home Depot, it’s a little too much information for me.

So if you want to turn it off, while still being able to use HomeKit or shopping apps, follow these steps.

Go to Settings, scroll down and tap  Privacy, at the very top you’ll see Location Services, it’s probably on to give you the tracking you want.  Tap Location Services and scroll down to the bottom and tap System Services.  Now school down and tap Frequent Locations, it’s probably on, so you can review the tracking that’s gone on. Now ,Tap Clear History,  to purge this data, then turn the Frequent Locations off. this will stop the Frequent Locations tracking.

I’d suggest you do this each time iOS updates, because we all just tap “Agree” and that may reset the Frequent Locations tracking.

By the Way it’s much worse on an Android Phone, because this data is tracked through Google and can be used by anyone with permissions on the phone.

This is my source:

http://www.today.com/money/your-smartphone-may-be-tracking-your-every-move-t17056

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