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Use the instructions below to manage location settings used by the Google app, including Location History and setting your home and work addresses.

Location History

Location History allows the Google app to show you useful information based on where you’ve been with the devices that you’re signed in to. For example, the Google app uses your past locations to do things like show you traffic updates for your daily commute by learning the route you take to work.

Turn Location History on or off
  1. Depending on your device, open Google settings in one of these places:
    • Settings app Settingsand then Google
    • Google Settings
  2. Tap Location and then Google Location History.
  3. Turn Location History on or off for your account or devices:
    • Google Account: Move the top switch to turn Location History on or off for all devices associated with your Google Account.
    • Device only: Move the switch next to a listed device to turn Location History on or off just for that device.

Note: When you turn off Location History, you stop saving new information about where you've been. To remove past locations, you need to delete your Location History. However, when you delete your Location History, some Google app features won't work.

When you turn on Location History, Google only saves this information for devices that are signed in to your Google Account and have Location History for that device turned on.

View your Location History
  1. Visit the Location History page.
  2. At the top left under "Timeline," choose the time period you want to see your Location History for.
Delete your Location History
  1. Visit the Location History page.
  2. Delete your location history:
    • By date: Choose Delete history from this day to delete history for the date you selected. If you select a range of days and choose Delete history from this time period, you'll delete the history for all of the days you're viewing.
    • By individual location: Select an individual location from the list or map. In the bubble, choose to delete that past location from your history.
    • Entire history: Select Delete all history.

Set your home and work locations

Set your home and work addresses to get commute traffic information, travel help, and more.

  1. Open the Google app Google .
  2. In the top left corner, tap Menu menu icon and thenCustomize and then Places.
  3. Tap Home or Work, then enter the address.

Note: Once you add a home or work location in the Google app, you won't be able to delete it. You can change the address for home or work by using the steps above.


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