How to see Apple Maps location history on iPhone/iPad

Unlike Google Maps that go into detail on location history, Apple Maps offers less information on previously visited places. In comparison, Google Maps go deep into detail with Timeline covering years of travels, photos taken on locations, and much more. Apple Maps show a few recent locations with an approximate position along with a date. Today, we took a short route to show you how to check Apple Maps location history.

Does Apple Maps track where you’ve been?

Now, the difference between the two can be positive or negative, depending on your own preferences. If you prefer privacy over an abundance of details about your past travels and local places you’ve visited, Apple Maps are obviously taking a more strict approach.

You can, of course, install Google Maps on your iPhone and iPad, if you prefer Google’s Location History, but the Apple Maps approach will do for most people.

Now, the question is how to check the location history on Apple Maps? Strangely, it’s not all that simple as the option is hidden deep into Privacy settings.

Here’s what you need to do to check Location History on Apple Maps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Privacy.
  3. Select Location Services.
  4. Tap System Services.
  5. Open Significant maps history
  6. All notable locations will be at the bottom. You can disable Significant Locations or clear location history here.

These locations come from all devices using the same Apple Account. So, if you are using multiple devices, the list will contain all Significant Locations. And this is also quite informative in regards to what Apple knows about you. Which isn’t a lot in comparison to Google’s approach with Google Maps.

Thank you for reading and don’t forget to post your questions, thoughts, or suggestions in the comments section below. We look forward to hearing from you and every feedback is more than welcome.

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