How would you react if I told you that your iPhone has been leaving a record of every place you visit, without any permission? Well, yes, your device has been tracking your movements, and I’ll bet that before reading this article, many of you do not know any of this.
In the year 2013, in the release of iOS 7, Apple included an option called frequent locations, which was pretty hidden in the options of iOS and bring us a surprise.
Compromising too much information
What this tool does really is to enable the services of the location of the track and document the time and how often you visit a certain place. So, for example, by following these instructions that let you, you will see a list of all the locations in which you’ve been lately, how many times have you been there and at what time.
Apple ensures that none of the data collected by this utility is stored in your servers and that no other person other than the user can access this data. In fact, Apple says that this information is used to improve your experience with the new center of notifications of IOS 10 and today view.
How to view the information collected?
If anyone does not agree with having this option enabled-thing from here fully understand-, you’ll always have the option to ‘ turn it off ‘. Then we are going to show you quickly how to disable frequent locations.
The first thing you have to do to see frequent locations in your iPhone is:
1. Go to settings.
2. Click on privacy.
3. Here we play in services of location.
4. Move down and select in services of the system.
5. Once in this menu, press in frequent locations.
Inside this screen is where you will find all the information about the location that our iPhone has been storing for the time. To see a more detailed map of the places you’ve visited, click on any of the cities that appear in the list. You can also see more information, such as the amount of times I’ve visited on that site, or the precise moment in which you’ve been there.
How to disable this function?
For those who would find it scary that Apple is following each and every one of our steps, we can deactivate this option by doing the following:
1. Open settings.
2. We’re going to privacy.
3. Select Paragraph Services of location.
4. We came down and we do tap in services of the system.
5. Move down and we frequent locations.
6. Move the little switch to turn it off.
7. Finally, we play in clear history, to remove the information that our iPhone had picked up until now.
If you’ve already done these steps, you can now be quiet. Our iPhone no longer gather more information about the places we visit or keep it in a history. According to the company, this information is only visible to us, but with the time we have learned how these things work and it is best to avoid a greater evil.
It’s okay with you that Apple store these data in our device? Leave your answer in the comments.
Via | iDrop News