Google’s promise to not be evil is something that I really do believe in still, I think they had the best intentions when they made this creepy, creepy feature.
Your Android phone records your location and that data is stored by Google. If you would like to see what your phone, and by extension probably you, have been up to head over to the android location history page.
And use the calendar to see where your phone has been. Anyone with access to your google account can see this if they are logged in. People at google can also use this information to do things like provide location-based suggestions and information to your Android through google now. If you’ve ever wondered how your phone knows what your daily commute time will be its about mashing up your location history with traffic data.
If you decide you do not want Google to track your Android device’s location history, the service is opt-in and you can find instructions on how to disable it there is a page here that offers:
Location History Disable
- Open Google Settings from your device’s apps menu.
- Devices running Android 4.3 or lower: Touch Location > Location History.
- Devices running Android 4.4: Touch Location > Location services > Google Location Reporting > Location History.
- Slide the switch ON or OFF.