WTF?! My non-rooted phone had #Google Maps pre-installed, but I only use #OSMand for navigation etc.

Yesterday, I walked to a local restaurant, without using my phone, and had lunch there before walking back.

I never opened #GoogleMaps.

Today, I find a notification from Maps:
How was {restaurant name}?
Rate places to get smarter recommendations.

So it tracked and calculated where I ate without even opening my phone or the app.

Definitely time for #Pinephone / #LibreM

#privacy #Android


@Blort The user visible part of this is the Google Location Timeline. You should be able to disable this.
There are probably other ways too, like explicitly revoking location permissions from the maps app. It might be the Google Services that collect location though, so might need to disable that.
It's somewhat easier to opt the specific device out of location collection or remove the google account from the device.

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