HOWTO delete your smartphone's fine-grained log of everywhere you've been

If you have an Android or Ios smartphone, it defaults to storing the history of all the places you go, at a very fine resolution, for a very long time, and mirrors that data on remote servers from which it might be leaked or subpoenaed. Lifehacker has a great tutorial on deleting your Location History and turning off future logging of your location. They cover both Ios and Android. I just did my devices, and it was very easy.

To disable location reporting or history in Android:

* Open the App Drawer and go to Settings.

* Scroll down and tap Location.

* Scroll down and tap Google Location Settings.

* Tap Location Reporting and Location History, and switch the slider to off for each one.

* To delete your phone's location cache, tap "Delete Location History" at the bottom of the screen under Location History.

* Repeat this process for each Google Account you have on your Android device.

PSA: Your Phone Logs Everywhere You Go. Here's How to Turn It Off