How to stop Google from tracking your location?

Greetings MIUIers and Mi fans, All of us use Google, irrespective of smartphone brands, as it is mandatory to have Google apps pre-installed in the company owned OS. If you remember, Facebook was under attack for tracking and recording user data in order to exploit it for various business purposes, hand-in-hand with company Cambridge Analytica. An Associated Press investigation has found that Google follows the same track with Google apps installed in your smartphone, but only for location as of we know. Yes, shocking! Google tracks & stores the location of you, every minute you move, even after turning off Location history. The company is suspected to be using the location information for the advertising analysis & Big data.

On response to this, Google has clearly said “There are a number of different ways that Google may use location to improve people’s experience, including: Location History, Web and App Activity, and through device-level Location Services,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement. “We provide clear descriptions of these tools, and robust controls so people can turn them on or off, and delete their histories at any time.”

So, here we begin our MIUI class on how to prevent Google from saving location history even after Location history has been paused.

How to stop Google from tracking your location

On Android:

Step 1: Open Google settings
Step 2: Go to Google Account, then tap on Data & personalization.
Step 3: You’ll find Web & App Activity there. Turn this toggle off.

On PC:

Step 1: Sign in to your Google account on a browser on iOS or PC
Step 2: In the browser, access your Account settings by finding Google Account (in the dropdown in the upper right-hand corner).
Step 3: Then head to Personal Info & Privacy -> Go to My Activity -> click Activity Controls (then in the left-hand nav).
Step 4: There you’ll see the setting called Web & App Activity, toggle it off


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