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Your iPhone tracks everywhere you go on a hidden map – how to find it

YOUR iPhone keeps track of where you go, the date you went and even how many times you’ve been to a particular location.

Many Apple users don’t realise they can access this feature but there’s an easy way to check it out and even turn it off.

iPhones can track where you've been

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iPhones can track where you’ve beenCredit: Getty Images – Getty

According to Apple, the feature is useful for personalised services “such as predictive traffic routing, and to build better Photos Memories”.

It’s how iPhone can let you search in your Photo app for certain locations or tell you how long it will take to get home.

The data is encrypted and is only stored on your device.

If you want to have a look at your own version of this data then follow the steps below.

You might be surprised with just how much location data your iPhone collects

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You might be surprised with just how much location data your iPhone collectsCredit: Getty Images – Getty

How to see your location history on iPhone

Go to the Settings app on your iPhone and open the “Privacy” section.

Click on “Locations Services” at the top of your screen.

Then scroll to the bottom and click “System Services”.

Then click on “Significant Locations” and you’ll be asked for your passcode or to use Face ID.

Here you should see a list of the cities and towns you’ve been too and you can click on them to reveal more.

Clicking on a location can reveal where Apple has labelled your home and can give you dates, times and even how you arrived there such as by walking or driving.

If you want to turn this service of you need to be on the “Significant Locations” section and turn the green toggle at the top off.

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WhatsApp is having another go at getting all users to accept controversial new privacy terms.

And, a new feature for the Apple Find My app could let you know if someone is stalking you.

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