Your iPhone is tracking you

Your every movement is recorded as a location along with a date and time stamp.

Your iPhone is tracking you

While it may not surprise you that your iPhone is tracking you, did you realise that your every movement is recorded as a location along with a date and time stamp?

The extent of the tracking shocked me when I stumbled across the settings in my iPhone early this week. While the data is encrypted and Apple says that it can’t read or use any of the stored information, I was shocked by the accuracy and depth of the stored data.

Find your tracking data on your iPhone
Open your iPhone. Open the ‘Settings’ app.
Scroll down and tap ‘Privacy’. Tap on ‘Location Services’.
Scroll to the bottom of this section and tap ‘System Services’.
Tap ‘Significant Locations’. You will be asked to verify your passcode, Touch ID or Face ID.
If ‘Significant Locations’ is turned on, you can now see the history of your movements, how many times you have visited specific locations, and date stamps by tapping the specific history log.

To delete all this personal history, at the bottom of the page, press ‘Clear History’.

You can opt to turn off Significant Locations altogether by tapping the button at the top of that page.

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    grumpyoldwoman
    14th May 2019
    10:53am
    How do you do the same on an Android?
    Rod63
    14th May 2019
    12:27pm
    Simple solution - don't buy an iPhone. Androids are better anyway.
    Denny
    18th May 2019
    2:30pm
    Very informative article and I have just been and followed the instructions. Talk about 'Big Brother' and being 'watched'. I worked for a surveillance company in Perth before moving to country NSW. Reason I bought an iPhone was to Facetime (video link) to our daughter in Perth.


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