“What are frequent locations on iPhone and how to check if iOS frequent locations are working on my phone or not?”
If you are also an avid iPhone user, then you might have a query like this too. Last week, a friend of mine also asked me how to turn off frequent locations on iPhone which made me realize that a lot of people are not aware of this feature. Ideally, it is an inbuilt feature in iPhone that tracks our whereabouts and lets us know our most visited places. In this guide, I’m going to let you know every essential thing about frequent locations on iPhone that you should know.
In a nutshell, frequent locations is an inbuilt feature in iPhone that will let you know your most visited places. If the feature is enabled on your iPhone, then it will keep a tap on your movement in the background. Your device will note all the places that you have visited in the past in any city or region. This will let it display the locations that you have visited the most for an easy access.
While the Apple frequent locations feature is made for our convenience, a lot of users don’t like it and simply turns it off. This is because if the frequent locations feature is enabled, then your device will always track your movements and whereabouts in the background – even if you do not like it. That is why it is often considered as an invasion of our privacy by Apple.
Now when you know about the basics of the iOS frequent locations, you might want to check it on your own. If you have already enabled the frequent locations on iPhone, then you can just go to its settings to view it.
Step 1. Just unlock your iPhone and browse to its Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services.
Step 2. From here, just tap on the “Frequent Locations” feature and scroll a bit to see a list of various locations. Under the “History” section, you can see a list of various cities or regions that you have visited.
Step 3. To further check the frequent locations on iPhone, just tap on any city/region from here. This will provide a map-like interface with a list of various places in the region that you have visited frequently.
Step 4. You can further tap on any particular location here to check the duration for which you have stayed in that place as well.
As you can see, the frequent locations on iPhone X, XR, 11, 11 Pro can keep a track of our exact whereabouts all the time. A lot of people consider this against their privacy and would like to turn off the frequent locations on iPhone. Well, Apple has made it pretty easy for us to disable this feature and stop the device from tracking our whereabouts. Here’s a stepwise guide on how to turn off frequent locations on iPhone that you can follow.
Step 1. To start with, just unlock your iPhone and go to its Settings by tapping on the gear icon from its home. Now, browse to its Settings > Privacy and under the list of features, tap on “Location Services”.
Step 2. This will open a dedicated interface for the Location Services settings on your iPhone. Simply scroll a bit to view the apps that can access your iPhone location. From here, find and tap on the “System Services” option.
Step 3. Here, you can find various system services related to your iPhone location. Just scroll down a bit and tap on the “Frequent Locations” field. From here, you can just toggle it off to disable the iOS frequent locations.
Step 4. Under the Frequent Locations tab, you can see a section for “History” with your frequent locations listed. Scroll past that and tap on the “Clear History” button at the bottom. Confirm your choice to delete the saved frequent locations history from your iPhone.
There are times when we can’t turn off the frequent locations on iPhone, but don’t want to allow it to track our actual location as well. For instance, you might have to let your employee or parents know about your whereabouts, but you don’t want them to know your actual location. Well, in this case, you can take the assistance of dr.fone – Virtual Location, which is a professional location spoofer solution.
It is a part of the dr.fone toolkit and provides a one-click solution to spoof our location anywhere in the world. Not just that, you can also simulate your movement between different spots remotely using the application. It is compatible with every leading iOS model and does not need any jailbreak access too. To spoof your location using dr.fone, you simply need to follow these steps:
Step 1: Launch the Virtual Location tool and connect your device
After installing the application, you can just launch the dr.fone toolkit on your system and open the “Virtual Location” module from its home.
Now, connect your iPhone to the system, agree to the terms of the application, and click on the “Get Started” button.
Step 2: Search for any location to spoof
In no time, the application will automatically detect the present location of your iPhone and would display it on the interface. If you want, you can just click on the “Center On” button to reset your present location.
Now, click on the “Teleport Mode” icon from the top-right corner (the third option) and type the name/coordinates of the target location in the search bar.
Step 3: Spoof your iPhone location
After entering the destination’s name in the search bar, just hit the “Go” button and let the application change the location. You can now zoom in or out the map and move the pin anywhere you want to further calibrate your location. Afterward, drop the pin to your desired location and click on the “Move Here” button to spoof your location.
That’s it! This will change your present location on your iPhone and you can even check it on the Maps app on the device. Now, your device will record these coordinates for the frequent locations on iPhone if you spoof the GPS to the same place multiple times.
There you go! I’m sure that after reading this guide on frequent locations for iPhone, you would be able to clear your doubts. Apart from checking the iOS frequent locations, we have come up with a solution on how to turn off frequent locations on iPhone as well. Also, if you want to spoof your location, then you can just give dr.fone – Virtual Location (iOS) a try. It provides hassle-free solutions to spoof our iPhone location and even simulate its movement from one spot to another.