A VIRAL TikTok video has highlighted how your iPhone can track almost everywhere you go, causing some people to change their settings immediately.
The feature in question is called “Significant Locations” and it may seem creepy but it has a number of uses.
The Significant Locations feature can help provide you with the best route home and give you traffic warningsCredit: Alamy
It lets your iPhone record your frequently visited locations so it can offer you services like personalized traffic updates or your quickest route home.
It’s worth noting that Apple says your Significant Locations data is stored on your device and not shared with others.
It’s also end-to-end encrypted.
Some people still find the feature creepy even though no one else should see the data unless they hack your device.
The feature has been used to catch cheating partners repeatedly going to a suspicious address.
The good news is it’s easy to turn off.
TikToker Scott Polderman demonstrated how to see your Significant Locations in a video that has 1.5million likes so far.
He explains: “Go into your Settings. Scroll down until you see Privacy. Click on that.
“Go to Location Services. Click here and then you’re going to scroll all the way to the bottom and click System Services.
“Then, from there go to Significant Locations.”
Once you do this you should see all the locations that your iPhone has tracked you to.
If you click on the locations it can show you the days and times that you were there.
If you want to turn the feature off, find the toggle at the top of the Significant Locations page and turn it off.
You’ll then need to click “Turn Off” again to confirm this.
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