Change your Google app location settings

You can change your location settings used by the Google App, including Location History and 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

 

You can turn off Location History for your account at any time. If you use a work or school account, your administrator needs to make this setting available for you. If they do so, you will be able to use Location History as any other user.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your device's Settings app Settings app and then Google and then Google Account.
  2. At the top, tap Data & personalization.
  3. Under "Activity controls," tap Location History.
  4. Change whether your account or your devices can report Location History to Google:
    • Your account & all your devices: At the top, turn Use Location History on or off.
    • Only a certain device: Tap Devices on this account, and then turn the device on or off.

If you're on a browser, go to the Activity controls section of your Google Account. You might need to sign in. At the top, turn Location History on or off.

 

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. 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. On your Android phone or tablet, go to your Location History page.
  2. At the top right, tap Show calendar Show calendar.
  3. Tap a day to view your Location History.
Delete your Location History

Delete one location

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, go to your Location History page.
  2. At the top right, tap Show calendar Show calendar.
  3. Tap a day on your calendar.
  4. Tap a place you visited.
  5. At the top right, tap Remove Remove.

Delete history from a certain day

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, go to your Location History page.
  2. At the top right, tap Show calendar Show calendar.
  3. Tap the day you want to delete.
  4. At the top right, tap More More and then Delete day.

Delete history from a certain time period

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, go to your Location History page.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings and then Delete Location History range.
  3. Choose your start and end dates, then tap Continue.
  4. Check the box next to "I understand and want to delete."
  5. Tap Delete.

Delete all of your Location History

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, go to your Location History page.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Tap Delete all Location History.
  4. Check the box next to "I understand and want to delete."
  5. Tap Delete.

Set your home and work locations

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

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app Google Search.
  2. In the bottom right, tap More More and then Settings and then Google Assistant and then Your places.
  3. Tap Add home address or Add work address, then enter the address.
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