2.9 Ensure 'Google Location History' is set to 'Disabled'


Disable storing your location history.
Note: This setting is applicable only for Google Pixel range of devices.
The recommended state for this setting is: Disabled.


When Google Location History setting is turned on, your device periodically sends diagnostics information to Google about what's working and what's not working in relation to Location History. Location History allows Google to regularly obtain location data from the device. It also stores your Location History to provide results and recommendations across Google products. This could be privacy-invasive and hence it is recommended to disable this setting.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Follow the below steps to disable Google Location History setting:

Tap Settings Gear Icon.
Tap Privacy.
Tap Advanced.
Tap Activity Controls.
Toggle Google Location History setting to OFF position.


You might not get personalized user experience.

Default Value:

By default, Google Location History setting is enabled.

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