How to really turn off Google's location tracking
phone, or disabled it in settings, you still get your apartment block down in Chrome, "based on your IP address," or some such surprise?Have you noticed that, even though you told Google "no tracking" when setting up your
Well, that's because switching off Location History toggles, say, showing a trail of your movements in the Maps timeline, but you need to do more to eradicate those unsavory tracking practices. Here's what you need to do:
1. Go to your Google account settings on the desktop by pressing the shortcut in the top right corner of, say, a new Chrome tab;
2. From there, click on the "Your Personal info" link;
3. On the left-hand side, under the Personal info&privacy category, click on the Manage your Google activity option, then on the "Go to Activity Controls" link;
4. The "Location History" option here is probably already paused if you are reading this, but you need to pause the "Web & App Activity" one, too, to get rid of Google's whereabouts tracking, and that's that.