Your iPhone tracks information about your geographical location for a number of reasons. This information is used to improve your experience with certain apps and services, such as Maps. If you use Maps, or if you use the Notification Center, you might find that your iPhone has defined certain locations as your work and home.
Aside from your work and home, the iPhone also keeps track of other locations that you visit. This can be found on a menu titled “Frequent Locations”. If you would prefer to delete the information that is stored, either because you want to keep it a secret from someone else with access to your iPhone, or because it has incorrectly identified your work or home, then our guide below will show you where to find and remove these frequent locations on your device.
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Delete All of the Frequent Locations on Your iPhone in iOS 9
The steps in this guide are going to show you where to find the menu on your iPhone that displays your frequent locations. We will then be deleting that list. Note that the list will continue to populate with your frequent locations unless you also turn off the Frequent Locations option at the top of the screen in step 6 below.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Privacy option.
Step 3: Touch the Location Services option at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Scroll down and select the System Services option.
Step 5: Scroll down and select the Frequent Locations option.
Step 6: Tap the Clear History button at the bottom of the screen. Note that if you would like to disable the Frequent Locations feature, then you can do so by tapping the button to the right of Frequent Locations at the top of this screen.
Step 7: Tap the Clear History button at the bottom of the screen to complete the process.
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