Your iPhone keeps track of ‘Significant Locations’, which are typically places that you frequent often, like your home, a partners house, office, school, favorite restaurant, frequented hotels, and similar other places.
If you’re interested, you can view all the Significant Locations on your iPhone to see where your iPhone has determined is significant to you. This can be interesting data for many reasons to see, and also some users rely on the feature for work purposes to show where they have gone or frequent.
How to View Significant Locations on iPhone
Here is how you can see your Significant Locations on iPhone:
- Open the Settings app on iPhone
- Go to “Privacy”
- Go to “Location Services”
- Choose “System Services”
- Select “Significant Locations”
- Scroll down to see a summary of recent locations records, and to see the “Recent Records” section of Significant Locations
You’ll notice that you can see some recent locations on a map within the Settings section, so if you’re curious where something is, you can see that.
If you feel so inclined, you can also scroll down and choose to clear the Significant Locations history on the iPhone, wiping this data from your device and starting fresh.
The Mac also has this information, where you can view, disable, and clear it as well, separately.
And of course you can also choose to turn off the Significant Locations feature, which some users may opt to do for privacy purposes, or to hide their tracks if they’re engaging in dubious behavior. But yikes – don’t be in any sketchy situations!
What do you think of the Significant Locations feature on iPhone? Do you use this for any particular purpose? Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments below.