Your iPhone will track and record places that you visit most often to provide better location-based data and suggestions across iOS 11. While these suggestions can be super helpful, you may not like the idea of your iPhone and iPad tracking the locations you frequent
If you value your privacy more than you do location-based data and suggestions, you can turn the feature off.
How to turn off Significant Locations on iPhone and iPad
- Launch the Settings app from the Home screen.
- Tap on Privacy.
- Tap Location Services at the top.
Tap System Services. It's all the way down at the bottom of the list.
Tap Significant Locations.
- Enter your passcode, use Touch ID, or Face ID, to authenticate access.
Tap the Significant Locations On/Off Switch. When the switch is gray, that means the feature has been turned off.
That's all there is to it. Locations you travel to most will no longer be tracked. While this comes at the expense of not having as accurate location data in places like the Today Summary screen, it also preserves your privacy better and to a lot of us, that's more important.
Updated January 2018: Completely overhauled the article to reflect changes in iOS 11.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Apple Music, Apple Arcade, App Store and more experiencing outages
A number of Apple's services, including Apple Book, iCloud Mail, Photos, and more, are currently experiencing performance issues.
iOS 14.2 hints that EarPods won't come in the box with the iPhone 12
A copy change found in the iOS 14.2 beta suggests that Apple may be removing more than just the power adapter from the iPhone 12 box.
Twitter opens up voice tweets to more iOS users
After letting a limited group of people test voice tweets in June, Twitter is now opening the option up to more iOS users.
These HomeKit cameras work with iOS14's Face Recognition and Activity Zones
iOS 14 brings some powerful new capabilities to HomeKit Secure Video-enabled cameras like Face Recognition and Activity Zones. Here's all of the cameras and doorbells that support the latest and greatest HomeKit features.