How to stop Google from tracking your location history
Some of us are freaked out by the fact that Google has website that allows our movements to be tracked. If you use Google Maps on your Android device you can click this link: https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0 ,login with your Google username and password and your entire history of where you have been is revealed to you.
Pick any date and if you used Google Maps during that day, your location will be mapped.
Here are my movements on the 12th August where I used Google Maps to get me to a meeting and then to an event:
If you would like to add extra creepiness, then hit the PLAY button at the bottom of the map and your route will be mapped out for you according to the timeline of the day:
So Whats going on ?
Before you cry foul, there is no “Big Google Brother”. There is no “NSA Tracking”. Google Maps is doing exactly what YOU told it to do – it keeps a history of where you have been because YOU enabled that option.
How do you disable the History Option ?
If you are not keen for Google to have your history information, then simply disable this:
1. Open Google Maps
2. Tap on Settings
3. Tap on Google Location Setting
4. Tap on Google Location Reporting
5. You will see Location History ON
6. Tap on Location History and you can set it to OFF.
You can also Delete your location history