Source: Business Insider
Apple’s Location Services feature enables the company and third-party apps to use your location in order to provide services like transit directions and restaurant recommendations among many others. In the iPhone’s Settings menu, you can view and edit a list of all of the places the iPhone has tracked through Location Services. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Many of the apps and services you use on a daily basis are probably using your location data in one way or another — whether it’s to provide transit directions or to serve up recommendations for nearby points of interest. On the iPhone, you can view a list of each individual location that’s been logged through Location Services, the feature that enables Apple and third-party apps to gather location data to provide services like those mentioned above. Apple determines your device’s approximate location through GPS and Bluetooth signals as well as crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspots and cell tower locations. This list of places, called Significant Locations, is encrypted end-to-end and cannot be read by Apple.