If you’re a frequent Google Maps user, you are probably annoyed by an alert it gives – Complete your timeline alerts. As Google Maps actively uses your location data when you use the app, it cannot function without it. Even if you are not actively using the app at a given moment, Google Maps will still run in the background and continue accessing your location data. This is because Google Maps needs to stay updated and provide accurate location data the next time you actively use the app. This is to provide you with accurate directions and navigation. This is a useful feature, but the only annoying this about it is the frequent alerts telling you to complete your timeline. So what is this annoying alert and how do you disable it for good? This tutorial addresses this exact issue. Here’s how to disable Complete your timeline notification from Google Maps.
Disable Complete your timeline notification from Google Maps
Even if you never use Google Maps, it will still send the alert sometimes. The app will detect a place you have visited and alerts you to add this particular location to your location history. Google Maps will detect if you have visited a location when you go from one location to another, and it knows if you have made a stop and left the location. If it is a new place, Google Maps will ask you to identify the place and add it to your history. Most of the time you do not want to do that. It’s not the app’s fault that it wants to be as informative as possible, but sometimes such alerts can be really annoying. To disable these alerts, you need to disable location history. Here’s how.
To disable location history, you can use any browser on any platform. But it is easier if you use Google Chrome on your desktop. Start by visiting Location history settings. If needed, sign in to your Google account (the one you are using on your Android). After you’ve signed in, all you have to do is click on the toggle right next to Location History to disable it and you’re done. You will be prompted with a warning asking if you really want to turn off location history and what you will lose if you do it.
This will apply to all the devices and app that is using the same Google account. If you think the recommendations that Google Maps give is useful, you might not want to disable location history. But you have to put up with the annoying alerts. There is no other way.