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We are talking much about Google Maps these days, yes. We have just introduced you some tips and tricks in using Google maps for iPhone, but you may not like to explore all the features of it, especially about privacy. Then you should love this tip to prevent Google Maps from recording location data and sending it to Google.

How To Stop Google Maps From Tracking You

Step 1) - The first thing you will need to do is launch Google Maps from your home screen.

Step 2) - Next you will need to tap the avatar icon in the top right corner of the screen.


Step 3) - You will now come to a profile page. Tap the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen.


Step 4) - On the next page find the About, terms & privacy tab and tap it.


Step 5) - Now tap Terms & privacy.


Step 6) – Finally tap Location data collection.


Step 7) - You should now see a Location data collection toggle. Make sure it is in the off position if you do not want to send personal location data to Google.


Google says that you location data is anonymous and to most people sending randomized location data probably isn’t worry some. In fact, this is what has made Google Maps one of the best mapping platforms for consumers because of all the crowdsourced data it collects.

For some however, sending location data to a large corporation may be worrysome and that is why we always like to give people an option and make them aware of what is going on. Did you disable location tracking, or did you choose to help Google improve its mapping data?

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