- Publish Date
- Thursday, 26 June 2014, 9:30AM
You might not be aware of this, but your iPhone has a hidden feature that's recording exactly where you’ve been and how long you spent there!
Apple claims that this is only done “in order to learn places that are significant to you and to improve traffic routing services.” And apparently the data collected is only stored locally on your phone and won’t be shared with any third parties.
That being said, it’s quite scary to think that our phones are tracking our every move, including the exact time you arrived and left specific locations.
To access Frequent Locations, open your iPhone’s Settings menu, select Privacy, then Location Services, then scroll all the way down to System Services.
In System Services scroll all the way down to the bottom, select Frequent Locations and look at the History section. The list under History shows five broad areas where you’ve spent time in the last month or so. If you select one of those locations, you’ll get a map like the one below.
The software also designates your work and home addresses for you based on where you spend most of your time during the day and night respectively. But the worst part of all is that your iPhone shows the exact times you were at each location, all recorded on a handy little map.
So to anyone who doesn’t want their every move recorded (especially those sneaking around), you might want to turn this feature off!
Source: Buzz Feed