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Google Maps will be BROKEN on your iPhone unless you change new setting

Google Maps will be BROKEN on your iPhone unless you change new setting

GOOGLE Maps users need to agree to some new terms or their app will stop working properly.

Users will start being asked this week if they’re okay with sharing their location data to improve the service.


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According to MSPoweruser, Google Maps users will receive an in app prompt.

It reportedly says: “How navigation data makes Maps better. Google uses your and other people’s navigation data to improve Maps for everyone.

“As you navigate, Google collects details, such as GPS location and the route you took.

“This data may be used to make information, including real-time traffic conditions and disruptions, visible to others and help them find the fastest route.

“These updates to the map won’t be associated with your Google Account or device.”

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If you opt out then it’s said you’ll lose access to important features.

This includes live turn-by-turn navigation and voice feedback.

You will still get a list of directions though.

Google explains on its website how navigation data works.

It explains: “When you use Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation, Google collects data to help reflect the world in real-time for everyone.

“Data, such as: GPS location, transportation mode, navigation details such as the route you took, sensor data from your devices, such as the barometer.

“Google uses your data by itself or combined with others to make Maps better, such as: improving navigation, suggesting faster alternate routes to save time, showing real-time updates, such as traffic, disruptions, and weather conditions”.

It added: “”We only collect the navigation data we need to provide the best Maps experience for everyone—after processing, it’s deleted.

“We don’t associate updates to the map with your Google Account or device.”

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In other news, Apple’s latest iOS 15 software could be released worldwide as soon as next month.

WhatsApp is working on a feature that could see your messages disappear after 90 days.

And, Twitter is having to make changes to its redesign of the app after users complained about headaches and migraines.

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