Your iPhone has a lot of convenience features that you might not know about until they pop up on the device.
Some of these features involve your location and the tracking data that your phone has collected on you.
One such feature is called “Next Destination” and it will pop up as a notification on your screen when your phone thinks that you are heading to work or home. It will also tell you how long that trip is going to take.
If you don’t wish to use this feature on your iOS 7 device then you can disable it by following our steps outlined below.
How to Disable Next Destination on an iPhone
- Open Settings.
- Choose Notification Center.
- Turn off the Next Destination option.
The Notification Center and the Control Center on your iOS 7 iPhone contain a lot of helpful information and features.
One new one that is particularly noticeable is a notification that says “Right now, it would take you about x minutes to drive home,” or something similar.
This information is pulled from information that is stored on a menu called Frequent Locations, and is displayed as long as you have an option enabled that is called “Next Destination.”
So if you want to remove this feature from your Notification Center, you can follow the steps outlined below.
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How to Turn Off the Notification That Says “Right Now, It would take you about x minutes to drive to x”
If you aren’t going to be using this feature, then you might also want to consider turning off the Frequent Locations option as well.
We will provide a step-by-step method at the end of this tutorial for doing that as well. But to simply stop displaying your next destination, follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Touch the Notification Center option.
Step 3: Move the slider to the right of Next Destination from the right to the left.
When it is off there will not be any green around the slider button.
If you would also like to turn off the Frequent Locations information, you can do so by following the steps outlined in the section below.
How to Shut Off the IPhone Frequent Locations Option
One of the items that you will find on your phone’s Privacy menu involves the use of frequent locations. This is where the iPhone stores information about the places that you visit regularly, like home or work.
If you don’t like this, however, then you can choose to turn it off with the steps below.
Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and touch the Privacy button.
Step 3: Touch Location Services at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen and touch System Services.
Step 5: Touch the Frequent Locations button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 6: Move the slider to the right of Frequent Locations from the right to the left.
Again, there will be no green coloring surrounding the button when it is turned off.
You can also clear the history of your frequent locations by touching the Clear History button at the bottom of this screen.
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