Turning off Google Maps location history is not enough to prevent Google from locating you. If you want to get out of speed cameras completely, Futura explains how to proceed step by step.
If we appreciate the multitude of services offered by Google Maps and its constant desire to innovate (, , etc.), we only moderately like to be tracked continuously.
So if you usevery episodically, you should know that this one records your location permanently, even when the is not launched, as long as your internet connection is active.
You may have already tried to turn off Google Maps location history, but doing so only prevents Google from showing you recommendations and ads based on the places you’ve visited.
To definitively stop any localization, Futura reveals the procedure to follow.
How to prevent my activity from being tracked on Google Maps?
Start by launching Google Maps. Once you’re on the main page, tap on the hamburger menu located to the left of the search bar.
Once the menu appears, scroll down until you locate “Settings”. Tap on it.
The list of parameters is revealed. Now go to “History Maps”.
You will find yourself on the “Google Maps activity” page. Locate the box titled “The Web and apps activity setting is enabled”, then tap “Change setting”.
You arrive on a new page. When you are permanently located, the slider to the right of “Web and application activity” is placed to the right and isblue. Perform a on the cursor.
It is important to point out that “Web and application activity” does not only concern Google Maps, but all Google services. Unfortunately, it is not possible to turn off Google tracking individually for each service offered. So, keep in mind that it is your overall use of Google applications that will be impacted, even if this usually only results in less relevant advertisements and recommendations.
Press “Deactivate” to confirm the suspension of your activity history.
You are back on the previous page and the slider for your web activity is now gray and to the left.
How to delete the history of positions?
You have now stopped Google’s ability to locate you by pausing tracking your web activity. To finish things up, you can now delete your location history kept by Google.
To do this, go back to the top of the “Google Maps Activity” page, tap the three vertical dots icon to the right of the search bar, and then select “Delete Activity” from the menu that appears.
Among the different choices available to you, choose “All period”.
Confirm that you want to clear your data on Google Maps by pressing “Delete”.
The deletion is effective. You can now use Google Maps without it keeping data about your location and your movements.