How to stop Google Maps collecting location data on Android

Stop Google Maps collecting location data on Android

Stop Google Maps collecting location data on Android

Didn’t realize Google Maps is collecting your location data? Google Maps has been doing this for a long time without your consent. They are doing this to improve their service like traffic information, route information including alternative route and a lot more.

Fortunately, there is a way to disable and stop Google Maps from collecting your location data. It is buried deep in the terms and privacy settings and here  I show you how to do it.

 How to stop Google Maps collecting location data on Android

  1. On your Android phone, open Google Maps app.
  2. Select the three vertical line located on the left of the Search box.
  3. In the navigation drawer, select Settings.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and select About, terms & privacy.
  5. Select Location data collection.
  6. Toggle the switch to Off.

Done, you have stopped Google Maps from further collecting your location data.

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