1. deeb215's Avatar
    Who's using it? I'm thinking about disabling it and would love to hear some opinions.
    06-05-2015 02:52 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I generally keep it off. In my experience, Location History/Location Reporting tends to use more battery (probably due to the increased frequency of wakelocks to access the web and report location to Google). I actually haven't found a huge benefit in terms of Google Now results with Location History on.
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    06-05-2015 04:25 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    I generally keep it off. In my experience, Location History/Location Reporting tends to use more battery (probably due to the increased frequency of wakelocks to access the web and report location to Google). I actually haven't found a huge benefit in terms of Google Now results with Location History on.
    How do you disable it?
    06-05-2015 04:34 PM
  4. warpdrive's Avatar
    How do you disable it?
    Press location on your notification shade, then hit Google location history at the bottom, then turn off history. :-)

    Posted via the zenfone 2
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    06-05-2015 04:47 PM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    Press location on your notification shade, then hit Google location history at the bottom, then turn off history. :-)

    Posted via the zenfone 2
    It was off by default. Does it stay off if you select agree to Google location improvement?
    06-05-2015 05:00 PM
  6. warpdrive's Avatar
    It was off by default. Does it stay off if you select agree to Google location improvement?
    Yes

    Posted via the zenfone 2
    06-05-2015 05:37 PM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    Yes

    Posted via the zenfone 2
    Thanks, man.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    06-05-2015 05:51 PM
  8. BioFanatic's Avatar
    I generally keep it off. In my experience, Location History/Location Reporting tends to use more battery (probably due to the increased frequency of wakelocks to access the web and report location to Google). I actually haven't found a huge benefit in terms of Google Now results with Location History on.
    Hey! I was just thinking about turning off location history, but was afraid of losing Google Now functionality. Have you noticed any specific changes to gNow functionality since turning it off?
    06-15-2015 10:29 AM
  9. Aggie PT's Avatar
    Hey! I was just thinking about turning off location history, but was afraid of losing Google Now functionality. Have you noticed any specific changes to gNow functionality since turning it off?
    I was wondering the same thing. I have the S6 on Sprint and lost the work/home commute reminders after the first minor update and can't figure out how to get them back. Does location history help with this? I had it off before the update and I still received the work/home predictions.
    06-15-2015 01:14 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    To be honest, I've never noticed a huge difference in Google Now with Location History turned off vs keeping it on, but it can be hard to tell. I still would get appropriate cards about what's nearby if it's off, but maybe Google Now would have more trouble figuring out my commute. But since my commute is not regular, since my schedule can be erratic, that may not be relevant anyway.

    I now have it back on, since Google Fit likes to keep it on, and again, I haven't noticed a marked difference.

    For other people reading this thread, it's worth pointing out for clarification that we're talking about Google Location History, and not the overall Location function (the latter being the ability for apps to use GPS/cell signal/wi-fi to determine where you are).
    BioFanatic likes this.
    06-15-2015 02:23 PM

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