Google Maps Timeline

You can view and manage your Location History information through Google Maps Timeline, which is available to both mobile and desktop users. In Timeline, you can edit specific entries from your Location History, delete information from ranges in time or delete all of your Location History data. Your Timeline is private, so only you can see it.

If you have other settings like Web & App Activity turned on and you pause Location History or delete location data from Location History, you may still have location data saved in your Google Account as part of your use of other Google sites, apps, and services. For example, location data may be saved as part of activity on Search and Google Maps when your Web & App Activity setting is on, and included in your photos, depending on your camera app settings.

Note: Timeline is not currently available in South Korea. You can turn on or pause Location History from within your Activity Controls and can delete your Location History data here.

Create Timeline

To create Timeline, you'll need to turn on your Location Services and Location History. When you turn on Location History, Timeline will reflect the places you have gone with the devices in which your account is logged-in and which are reporting location. Learn more about Location History.

Note: When you turn on Location Services on your device, your iPhone or iPad shares its location with the apps you use. Location data may be saved as part of your activity on other Google services like Google Search, when other settings are turned on, like Web and App Activity.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap Personal content and then scroll down to "Location settings."
  4. Make sure you see "Location Services is on." If you don’t, tap Location Services is not set to always and then Location and then Always.

See your travels

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Timeline Timeline.
  3. To see another day or month, tap Show calendar Event and then swipe left or right and tap a day.

Turn on or pause Location History

When you turn on Location History, Google records your location data and places in your Google Account, even when you're not using Google Maps. To turn on or pause your Location History, follow the steps below:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Timeline.
  2. Tap Settings Settingsand then Enable Location History or Pause Location History.

Learn more about how to manage your Location History.

Edit your timeline

Change the places you visited

If a place is wrong on Timeline, you can edit the location and when you were there. To do this, turn on Web & App Activity:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Timeline Timeline.
  3. Find the wrong place on Timeline and tap it.
  4. Tap Edit place.
  5. Tap Search for a place or address, or scroll and select the right place from the list.
  6. To edit when and how long you were there, tap the time.

Note: If Web & App Activity is turned off, you won’t be able to edit locations or activities on Timeline, but you can delete a day or your entire Location History. 

Switch between miles and kilometers

To change how Timeline measures distance, tap Menu Menu and then Settings Settings and then Distance units. Then choose Automatic, Kilometers, or Miles.

See your home and work on Timeline

If you've saved your home and work addresses to Google, they'll show up on Timeline. In addition to Timeline, this information may also be used in other Google products and services.
Delete a day

Important: When you delete information from Timeline, it’s permanent. You won’t be able to see your Location History information on Timeline again. If you have other settings like Web & App Activity turned on and you delete Location History, you may still have location data saved in your Google Account as part of your use of other Google sites, apps, and services. For example, location data may be saved as part of activity on Search and Maps when your Web & App Activity setting is on, and included in your photos depending on your camera app settings.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Timeline Timeline.
  3. At the top right, tap Show calendar Event and then pick the day you want to delete.
  4. Tap More 더보기 and then Delete the day Delete.
Delete location history

You can delete all or part of your Location History.

Important: When you delete information from Timeline, it’s permanent. You won’t be able to see your Location History information on Timeline again. If you have other settings like Web & App Activity turned on and you delete Location History, you may still have location data saved in your Google Account as part of your use of other Google sites, apps, and services. For example, location data may be saved as part of activity on Search and Maps when your Web & App Activity setting is on, and included in your photos depending on your camera app settings.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Timeline Timeline.
  3. Tap More 더보기and then Settings.
  4. Scroll to "Location settings."
    • Delete some of your history: Tap Delete Location History range and then set the range and then Delete.
    • Delete everything: Choose Delete all Location History.

Learn more about how to manage or delete your Location History.

Automatically delete your Location History

You can choose to automatically delete Location History that’s older than 3 months or 18 months.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app  Google Maps.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu  Menuand then  Your Timeline Timeline.
  3. At the top right, tap More  Moreand then  Settings.
  4. Under “Location settings,” tap Automatically delete Location History.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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