Did you know that turning off the Location doesn’t really stop the Google from tracking you? Do not get surprised because it’s a cold-blooded truth. When you turn off the location, what really happens is that your new locations or the places you have been to will not be added in your location history timeline.
So, although “Disable Location Services” on Android devices sound like the location is entirely off and not working, the location services continue to work in the background. The name is a little misleading. That’s what you are thinking right now. I know it. Because I had been through this path earlier when I came to know about this.
Google claims that this practice is being followed by the company to improve the services of its while performing a Google Search or use Google Maps for navigation.
If you are thinking about how to turn off the location entirely in your device, you are at the right place right now. Because here in this post we are going to discuss regarding how you can do it.
How to turn off the location in Android devices entirely?
- The first step is to turn off the location in your device. You can do it by going to the Settings > Security & Location > Location and tapping on the toggle to turn off the feature.
(The step above may differ depending on the manufacturer of your smartphone.)
- Now the next step would be to disable the tracking in your “Web & Activity” as well. You can do it in the Google Account control center.
- In the “Web & Activity” section, you can not only disable the location entirely but also delete the location history from the past. You can do it by deleting every entry in the “My Activity” page, or deleting your complete history.
- We hope this post has educated about the reality of the location services on Android devices and how you can turn it off entirely.
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