How would you react if I told you that your iPhone has been leaving a record of each place you visit, without any permission? Yes, your device has been tracking your movements, and I bet that before reading this article, many of you do not you knew none of this.
In 2013, at the launch of iOS 7, Apple included an option called Locations Common, which was quite hidden in iOS options, and we brought a few surprises.
Too incriminating information
How to see the information collected?
- Go to Settings.
- Click on Privacy.
- Here we touch on Location Services.
- Move down and select System Services.
- Once in this menu, click on Locations Frequently.
How do I disable this feature?
- Open Settings.
- We go to Privacy.
- Select the Location Services section.
- We went down and we tap System Services.
- We move down and touch Common Locations.
- Move the small switch to turn it off.
- Finally, we played Clear History to remove information that our iPhone had collected so far.
If you've completed these steps, you can now rest easy. Our iPhone no longer collect more information about the places you visit and store it in a history. According to the company, this information is only visible to us, but eventually we learned how these things work and it is best to avoid a greater evil.
Do you think well that Apple store these data in our device? Leave your answer in the comments.