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How fast you’re travelling
Have you ever received an iPhone notification that said, “It will take you ___ minutes to get to [insert frequently visited location here]”? Creepy, right? This goes along with location services. Not only does your iPhone track your location, but it also takes down the time you arrive and leave. So it does the math on how long it takes you to get places, and then it sends you those notifications when it notices a trend. If that’s more creepy than convenient for you, turn your location services off in the settings. Just make sure apps you’re using, like Uber or Facebook, have location services turned off as well.
All the information you’ve given to your apps
There are a slew of apps that cater to both Android and iPhone devices that track hefty amounts of data from their users. If you go into your smartphone settings, you will be able to control the amount of information these apps receive. However, some apps like Facebook require you to control your settings within the app. Be aware: Sometimes when you change these settings, the accessibility of the app decreases. For example, if you turn location services off on Facebook, you will not be able to use the “Check In” feature on the app.
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