How does my iPhone know where I live?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by goobot, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. goobot macrumors 603

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    I was looking at my nofication center and my iphone said it will take 20 minutes to drive home. Im just wondering how does my iphone actually know this? I never told it or put any sort of location based reminder ever or anything. :confused:
     
  2. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    It tracks where you frequently visit at certain times of the day

    Go to Settings>Privacy>Location Services>System Services>Frequent Locations to see a view of these locations mapped out or to turn it off
     
  3. goobot thread starter macrumors 603

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you put your home address in your contact record?
     
  5. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    its not that sophisticated.
    it uses your apple id
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    What's the contact record?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In the Phone app, where you have contacts listed. Your contact record is the one with your own info, which you select in Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > My info
     
  8. goobot thread starter macrumors 603

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    Nope, it turns out what waterskier2007 siad is true.
     
  9. abz1981 macrumors 65816

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    thats so cool. never knew it has a list of my location lol. Its interesting to see them.
     
  10. TC03 macrumors 65816

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    It is!
     
  11. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Umm.. no it doesn't.
     
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  13. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

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    Wrong.
     
  14. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    so if you go to work every day it's gonna think work is your home?

    nope, that's not how it works. it uses your contact in your phone.
     
  15. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Hm,.. I looked at this a bit in frequent locations...kind of funny...one should be careful about this - what if your spouse finds out you've been going to number zzz on xxx street regularly, and no one she knows lives there??? Or if it shows you've been to the local bar 4 times more often than you said you have?

    Maybe one should not enable the feature if you have something to hide...

    Of course the NSA will still find you if you have been making derogatory remarks about them..

    Now why is there a large black SUV sitting outside my house??? Maybe I better leave by the back door.
     
  16. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    I think you're relationship has already reached rock bottom if your partner is tracking you or checking where you have been.
     
  17. VTECaddict macrumors 6502

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    It might if you have it entered, but it doesn't need it. I think most people go to work everyday :confused:. If you go to work, it will think you're at work. It tells me each morning "It will take you xx minutes to drive to work". I never input my work address in my phone or anywhere. It assumes you're at work based on how long you're at a location and at what time of the day.

    If you have a graveyard shift and are at home in the day and at work at night, then it might have it flip flopped for you, but frequent locations doesn't require any address input.
     
  18. Sym0 macrumors 6502

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    It takes into account other things like do put the down for 6-8 hours and plug it in to charge too indicating this is where you sleep, whether do not disturb is active, and your app trends at each of those locations.
     
  19. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    Don't they only know how to use the message and Facebook app:)
     
  20. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Absolutely! I was joking. I've been married for 25 years and my wife and I fully trust each other. She knows I don't drink or run around with loose women.

    But if your partner/spouse has to check on you something is really wrong as you say.
     
  21. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    No, because it still happens if you don't have your address in your contact record. If you read above you would see OP does not have his contact info entered. It tracks what time of the day you are in certain locations. If you wake up every day around the same time and drive into "work" and stay there for 6-8 hours it will reasonably assume that location is your work. Then when you return "home" and stay there overnight it will assume that is your home.
     
  22. white4s Suspended

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    you're both trying to be wise guys and yet you're both dead wrong

    ouch

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    you were correct the first time and you're still correct the second time

    some people just think they know it all
     
  23. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    My iPhone knows where I live, where I go to school, how long it takes me to get to school and home... At first I found it weird, but now it's kind of cool.
     
  24. iPad Air macrumors regular

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    Thats great! Happy 25th! :)
     
  25. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    I really doubt this is how it works. But if you insist, then whatever helps you sleep at night.
     

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