Soumya Prakash Pradhan

If you own an Android phone, you may have noticed that Google sends you an email every month with a timeline of all the places you have visited.

Even if you have turned off the location settings on your phone, Google still seems to know where you have been. So how does this happen?

Whenever you search for a location on Google, it takes your current location data, and this is how Google tracks your location even if you have turned off your location settings.

However, there is a way to solve this problem, and here’s how you can disable location history on your Android phone to protect your privacy.

Why you should disable location history:

Location history is a feature on your Android phone that tracks your location data and stores it on Google's servers.

This data is then used to provide you with personalized recommendations and advertisements based on your location.

However, this data can also be used to track your movements and create a detailed profile of your activities which can be a significant privacy concern.

Therefore, it's essential to disable location history on your phone to protect your privacy.

How to disable location history:

Disabling location history on your Android phone is a straightforward process. First, go to the on your smartphone and click on the Data & privacy section. 

Here, select "Location history." Now, you can turn off the location history feature by toggling the switch to the "Off" position.

Once you've turned off location history, Google will no longer be able to track your movements.