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#GPS Tracking

Understanding iPhone Location History - GPS Tracking

May 5, 2021

The idea of your iPhone tracking you may on the extreme feel outrageous to some people. However, there are many benefits to iPhone location tracking.

You may want to know where your kids spent their time during the day. Some of you may be interested in seeing the whereabouts of your significant others over a period of time and iPhone location tracking can be a great place to start from. In fact, location tracking technology has exonerated people from false accusations.

The good news is your iPhone location history is encrypted and cannot be accessed even by Apple. Apple uses a process called Significant Location history to capture your location. This is a very battery-efficient process and your location is only captured only when you travel a significant distance over time.

How do I find location history on my iPhone?

  1. To find your iPhone history settings, open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to Privacy.

  1. Choose Location Services.
  1. Then choose System Services.
  1. Scroll and choose Significant Locations.

Even though the iPhone location history is freely available to each user, it may not be insightful enough for certain use cases. For example, you cannot share your location with others if you wanted to.

It also does not provide a breadcrumb trail path to show the path taken to different points of interest.

Need a better way to track location?

Location tracking can be very useful for many teams and businesses, to foster a culture of accountability, compliance, and safety. Embracing GPS tracking can also introduce huge cost savings for many businesses with mobile employees.

If you are looking for a better location tracking app, you may want to consider Timeero. Timeero, is a GPS tracking app built for iPhone and Android phones. It also has a web version that allows you to perform more administrative operations.

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Timeero lets you do more:

  • See a breadcrumb trail path of where your team or employees have been and the exact times.
  • Go back in history and know where someone was and at what point in time they were there.
  • Track time and keep your team compliant and accountable.
  • Track and record mileage effortlessly.

Want to learn more about Timeero? Chat with us.

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