Create a timeline
- Open the Google Maps app on your Android smartphone or tablet.
- Tap Account to orbit your history.
- Tap More Settings.
- Make sure location is enabled. If not, tap Location is disabled to enable location.
- Make sure the location log is enabled.
View your location history on Google Maps
- Launch Google Maps.
- Tap the plus button (three horizontal lines) in the top left corner.
- Tap your history.
- Tap the calendar icon to view a specific day.
- Swipe left or right to change the month.
- Tap a date to view your location history.
If you are an Android user, you can use the history page to view a map of where you have been with your phone. Formerly known as location history, the website uses data to provide alerts about nearby events.
Google Maps history is not 100% accurate. Then read the Google Maps Timeline help page which can help you solve the errors.
If you haven’t turned it off, Google Maps history will remember your location and the places you’ve been, but luckily you can download your history. All my Google Maps data is stored on the timeline and Google processes it to create a timeline which I can find in the interface: Sign in - Google Accounts.
Note: You can see the history from version 9.12 of the Google Maps app. If your Google Maps app is older, you can view the history on your desktop or mobile browser.
Google Timeline is an innovative and useful feature for Maps users, as long as you are comfortable keeping track of all Google functions. With this update, Google Maps will start tracking and recording your previous locations in the app.
This is precisely where Google spotted a loophole - for example, the user probably stopped and visited something. Not all missing activities come from eliminated stops. This was also where Google couldn’t guess in the first place. However, this applies to arrests or tier two activities, not actual position reports.
On a computer:
For Android users: Google+ positioning
If you have a Google account
The gray line indicates that Google Maps does not have sufficient information on the means of transport used at these times. This could be due to motion, turning the device on and off, or simply a poor signal on the WiFi / 4g / GPS connections it used to determine its location.
Android typically uses network location permission to determine the current location of the phone. If you are connected via Wi-Fi at home, the location permission cannot always find your location, except in the general area, eg. B. in the city. Otherwise the GPS of the phone will not work.
If Google keeps showing the wrong location, it is because the device is not providing a location or is having difficulty obtaining the location of the GPS satellites due to poor reception or other problems.
To view the raw data, go to the timeline on a computer, click the gear icon in the lower right corner and select Raw data. A red dot will appear every time your location has been saved. Dots become more common when using Google Maps navigation.
A court order is required to request the data available on the timeline directly from Google. However, if the alleged Google ID and password are known, an expert can obtain raw geolocation data which can be used to reconstruct the timeline using Elcomsoft Cloud Explorer.
The different colored lines represent different means of transport, i. H. by car, train, on foot, by bicycle, etc. The gray lines indicate where Maps does not have enough information to determine which travel method was used; H. where you didn’t have a GPS signal and didn’t tell the maps what you were doing.