Even if you & # 39; Location History & # 39; Google often saves your exact location.
Here you can see how to remove those markings and some best-effort practices that keep your location as private as possible.
But there is no panacea, because simply connecting to the Internet on every device marks an IP address that can be mapped geographically.
Smartphones also connect to radio towers, so that your network employee knows your general location at all times.
To disable tracking on any device
Start your browser and go to myactivity.google.com. You must be signed in to Google.
From the drop-down menu at the top left, go to & # 39; Activity Controls. & # 39; Switch & # 39; Web and app activity & # 39; and & # 39; Location History & # 39; from.
This should prevent precise location markers from being stored in your Google account.
Google warns you that some of its services will not work as well if these settings are disabled.
In particular, neither the Google Assistant, nor a digital caretaker, nor the Google Home smart speaker are particularly useful.
If you use Google Maps, adjust your location setting at & # 39; During use & # 39; of the app. This prevents the app from gaining access to your location when it is not active.
Go to Settings Privacy Location Services and from there select Google Maps to make the adjustment.
Consider using a search engine other than Google in the Safari web browser.
Under Safari Search Engine Settings you will find other options such as Bing or DuckDuckGo.
You can disable location while browsing by going to Settings Privacy Location Services Safari websites and this to & # 39; Never & # 39; to turn.
This still does not prevent advertisers from knowing your raw location based on the IP address on a website.
You can also disable Location Services almost completely via Settings Privacy Location Services.
Both Google Maps and Apple Maps will still work, but they will not know where you are on the map and will not be able to give you directions.
Emergency services can still be found if the need arises.
Under the main settings icon, click & # 39; Security and location & # 39 ;. Scroll down to the & # 39; Privacy & # 39; header. Tap & # 39; Location & # 39 ;. You can disable it for the entire device.
Use & # 39; App Level Permissions & # 39; to disable access to various apps.
Unlike the iPhone, there is no setting for & # 39; during use & # 39 ;.
You cannot disable Google Play services that provide your location for other apps if you do not use that service.
Register as a & # 39; guest & # 39; on your Android device by swiping down from the top and tapping the cursor with the cursor and then the trunk icon.
Keep in mind which services you sign up, such as Chrome. You can also change search engines, even in Chrome.
To remove past location tracing on any device
On the myactivity.google.com page, search for each item with a location icon next to the word & # 39; details & # 39 ;.
If you click this, a window appears with a link that sometimes & # 39; from your current location & # 39; says.
If you click on this, Google Maps will open, showing where you were at the time.
You can remove it from this pop-up by clicking on the navigation icon with the three stacked dots and then on & # 39; Delete & # 39 ;.
Some items are grouped in unexpected places, such as subject names, google.com, search or maps.
You must delete them item by item. You can wholesale remove all items in date ranges or per service, but in the end you get more than just location marks.