Your iPhone Has A Super-Creepy Log Of Everywhere You’ve Ever Been
iPhone users will be pleased - or perhaps freaked out - to know that their most treasured piece of technology has been stalking you and noting down all your favourite places. Farewell to privacy.
Apple says it logs your whereabouts in such detail to "provide you with personalised services".
The tech giant explains: "Your iPhone will keep track of places you have recently been, as well as how often and when you visited them, in order to learn places that are significant to you.
"This data is encrypted and stored only on your device and will not be shared without your consent. It is used to provide you with personalized services, such as predictive traffic routing, and to build better Photos Memories."
The log of everywhere you've ever been is in such detail that you can even see house numbers, when the location was first recorded and how long you spent there.
The feature uses everything from GPS and bluetooth to wifi and cell tower locations to track where you've been.
If you've never heard about this creepy feature before, it might be because it's pretty well-hidden.
This is what you'll have to do to find out just how much your phone knows about you:
1. Open Settings
2. Tap on the Privacy button
3. Click on Location Services
4. Scroll to the bottom of the page
5. Tap on System Services
6. Go to the Significant Locations tab
7. Log in with Face ID, Touch ID or your passcode and see the list in all its glory.
Thankfully, you can turn off frequent locations and clear your history, so if this is a step too far into Big Brother-territory for you, you're free to opt out.
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