Google Is Recording Your Movements On The Phone, What To Do About It?

RapidVPN/ September 17, 2018/ Blog/

In spite several privacy policies and provisions made to assure you that your privacy is protected and respected, you may be surprised that Google knows so much about you, your searches and your location. As long as you use a smartphone, Android or iOS device, Google is recording your movements on the phone, even when you have turned off your GPS. If you want to stop Google from tracking your movements, read this article to the end to know how to stop Google.

When you thought you had turned off the location tracking on your phone, Google still has subtle means of tracking your every move, even when you think it is not. To check if your movement is still being monitored to stop Google once and for all, take the steps below:


Android Devices: Option 1

Step 1: Launch your Google App and click ‘Settings.’

Step 2: Go to ‘Accounts & Privacy’ and click ‘Google Activity Controls.’

Step 3: Go to ‘Location History.’

Step 4: Uncheck the ‘Use Location History’ box to stop Google from tracking your movements.


Android Devices: Option 2

Step 1: Select ‘Your Timeline’ in ‘Settings.’

Step 2: Click the three dots on the top right-hand corner of the screen and select ‘Settings.’

Step 3: Scroll down and find ‘Location Settings.’

Step 4: Tap ‘Location History is on.’

Step 5:  On the pop-up window that appears, tap the check mark next to ‘On’ to turn off the ‘Location History is on.’

Step 6: Click ‘Ok’ on the window that pops up.


Apple iOS Devices

Step 1: Sign in to your Google account and go to ‘Settings.’

Step 2: Click ‘Location History’ and turn it off.

Step 3: Scroll down the Settings’ menu to ‘Maps History’ to erase your history.

Step 4: Click ‘X’ next to the locations you wish to delete as there is no option to delete everything at once.

Step 5: To turn off ‘Location Data Collection,’ tap ‘About Terms and Privacy’ under ‘Settings.’


Ensure to follow the guide above and stop Google permanently from monitoring and recording your movements. Verify the steps all over to make sure that you have turned off all the location sensors and applications that Google usually use to monitor and record your movements.