How to Clear Significant Locations on iPhone and iPad

Your iPhone keeps track of the locations you visit and remembers the places that are significant to you in order to provide helpful location-based information in apps like Maps, Calendar, Photos, and more. While this is designed to be a useful feature, some of you might find it privacy-intrusive. The good thing is you can choose to completely disable Significant Locations and even clear the history on your iPhone or iPad to safeguard your privacy. If that’s exactly what you are looking for, let me show you how it’s done the right way:

Delete Significant Locations on iPhone and iPad

Buried deep in the “Location Services” section, “Significant Locations” has existed on iOS for ages. However, the prime reason why this privacy feature has not got as much spotlight as it should have is because it is out of sight.

  • To get started, open the Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Now, scroll down and select Privacy & Security.
Choose Privacy Security
  • Next, tap Location Services and ensure that it’s turned on.
  • Next up, tap System Services.
Choose System Services on your device
  • Up next, tap Significant Locations.
  • Now, you need to authenticate using Face ID or Touch ID.
  • If you want to completely disable this feature, turn off the toggle next to Significant Locations.
  • However, if you want to wipe out the stored locations, tap on the “Clear history” option and confirm.
Clear Significant locations on iPhone

Bear in mind that whatever changes you make here will apply to all other devices connected to the same iCloud account. That means the Significant Locations will be disabled and the saved locations will be cleared from all your devices linked with the same iCloud account.

Customize Location Services for Better Control 

Modern versions of iOS offer a neat way to customize Location Services. Hence, you can allow an app to access your location only when it’s being used or completely disable it. 

  • To do so, go to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Scroll down and tap Privacy & Security > Location Services > Find the app in question.
  • Now, you can let the app use your location data when it’s in action or entirely block the access.

How Do You Hide Your Location Data When Sharing Photos on iPhone?

If you don’t want your photos to reveal the location data, make sure to hide the location when sharing photos.

  • To get done, open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad > select the images > hit the Share icon > Options > turn off the toggle next to All Photos Data. 

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Rashmi Mishra

Founder/CEO: Rashmi Mishra is a new-age entrepreneur and a die-hard tech lover. Though Rashmi has a special liking for iPhone, MacBook, and Apple Watch, she loves to take the hottest Android smartphones and Windows laptops for a spin. When she is not reading stories that are breaking the Internet, you will find her either crafting designs or fixing lives for good!

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