Disabling Google Maps from saving my location history?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by kat.hayes, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    Oct 10, 2011
    #1
    I was just going through my location history in Maps on my Note2 and it shows everywhere that I have been, and where it thinks I have been every day. It thinks I go to stores (I'm guessing on proximity to location) and it is VERY often incorrect. I'm not talking about using Maps or Navigation to find a location, this is apparently always in the background tracking my movements.

    Is there a way to disable this in Android?

    Thanks.
     
  2. daveathall macrumors 68000

    daveathall

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2010
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    #2
    Settings>Accounts>Maps and latitude> Untick "Enable location history"

    Hope that helps. :)
     
  3. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

    KentuckyHouse

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Location:
    Lexington, KY.
    #3
    Open Maps. Open Settings. Go to Offline and Cache.

    Set Automatic Caching to wifi only. Then go to Clear My Places cache and clear that.

    Go back and then go to Location Settings. Tap on Location Reporting and make sure it's set to Do Not Update Your Location. Go back. Uncheck Report From This Device.

    Go back. Scroll down and uncheck Enable Location History.

    After this, you should be good to go.
     

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