Disable Mobile Phone Tracking on your Android Smartphone

It Can be quite daunting to learn that big companies such as Google, can track your every move.

Today, I’d like to show you a simple step by step tutorial. In this tutorial, I will show you how to Disable Mobile Phone Tracking on your Android Smartphone

Disable Mobile Phone Tracking

smartphone with map – Photo from photodune.net

 

Reasons Why Tracking Exists on your Android Smartphone

There are many reasons why your smartphone tracks you. Some apps use it to help you get around, and get info on different services.  

Some include:

  • GPS Navigation
  • Find your lost mobile
  • Weather updates

However, some people can become paranoid to give this information to third party providers such as Google. 

If you would loose your phone for instance, your personal information can be visible to thieves. There is more information about smartphone Tracking from NBC News

Check out this NBC feature news Video for more

 

 

How-to: Disable mobile phone tracking on Your Android Smartphone

The Video Did not make it very clear on how to Disable Tracking so, here is my step by step guide.

Step 1: Click on the Apps ICON

 

 

Android Apps

 

 

Step 2: Click on the Settings ICON

 

Android Settings

 

Step 3: In the settings menu, Click on the more tab.  Then Click on the location tab

location menu

 

Step 4: In the location menu, select Google Location History

location menu android

Step 5: You will then be asked if you want to Permanently delete Location History Select ” I understand and want to Delete” and then press Delete.

 

Permanently delete

 

Step 6: Next, You can turn off location menu button

turn off location setting

 

That’s it, you have successfully switched off your location tracking services. 

You now have peace of mind, to know that Big Brother isn’t watching you.

I hope that this tutorial has helped you, to keep your smartphone clean.

 Resources: NBC news Website

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