How To Enable & Disable Google Timeline On iPhone

How To Enable & Disable Location Timeline In Google MapsDo you want to keep track where you have been on your vacation or daily life? Then the timeline feature in Google Maps is the right tool for you. Once you did the respective changes in the app, the maps service will record in the background, where and how long you stay at a location. In this trick, we will show you how to enable and disable the feature.

How to turn on Google timeline

In order to create a timeline, you have to enable the location service and location history. Then Google will automatically create a timeline according to your location, search inquiries and visited websites. You can also add certain places manually.

In the Google Maps app, tap the Menu icon at the top left. Then choose Your timeline.

Where to find your timeline in Google Maps app in order to use the location history

If your Location History is disabled, you have to enable it in the “Settings” first. Go to “Personal content” and tap on “Location History is off”. This way you can of course disable the function again.

After that enter a place that you want to add to your timeline, for instance, your work address or gym. Hit Save at the top right to add the location to your history.

Add a location to your location history

The place will now appear in your timeline. Tap it to edit the entry, label or delete it.

Edit the saved location afterwards in Google Maps

In order to see when you visited which places, just go back to “Your timeline” in the menu bar of the Google Maps app and click on the calendar icon in the upper right corner. Then select any date and you’ll be shown all the places you’ve visited.

Google timeline on iPhone

How to turn off Google Maps timeline

You can disable the timeline feature by setting the location access for Google Maps to “While Using the App” in Settings → Google Maps → Location on your iPhone. Then the maps app will only access your location when you open the app.

In order to disable it completely you open the Google Maps app on your iPhone and go to Settings → Personal content and tap “Location History is on”.

Do you want to get the most out of the Maps app? Then recommend reading our article: 10 Features Of The iPhone Maps App That You Should Know.