With over 1.5 billion users, you’re very certain to have a Google account that knows your whereabouts when possible. Fortunately, you can turn this off totally. I will be showing you the steps on How to Stop Google from Locating You.
Steps On How to stop Google from locating you
- Head to Google and log in at the top right
- Select Manage your Google Account from the Account icon at the top.
- On the left, click the Data & Personalisation tab.
- Select Web & App Activity
- With the slider, turn off the option.
In the Data & personalisation tab, repeat the process for the Location History option as listed above.
This will turn off Google’s location tracking completely and stop google from locating you. The web & app activity option prevents data collecting while using a Google app or website, while the location history option prevents passive monitoring that occurs simply by carrying your phone around.
Apps like Google Maps will still need your location to work, but they won’t be able to save any data acquired while you’re using them.
Turning off these features, as a reminder, will drastically impair the functionality of some Google apps. You will no longer receive customised adverts or relevant search results for local businesses or places.
The company’s tracking is what allows it to provide the individualized user experience that we’ve all come to expect.