Few users know that with the launch MacOS High Sierra, Apple also introduced a location service for MacBook, MacBook Pro, Air devices…
This service, called "Significant Locations”Requests information about location where you are at one point with the Mac and store them in a local database. They are kept encrypted and are not sent to Apple. In their words, this option helps to give you Suggestions relevant to your location. It is mainly used by applications Calendar, Photographs, Mail and by Crab.
If you need to see what location data your Mac has stored, you have a few simple steps to follow.
First of all, we open "System Preferences"And we go to"Security & Privacy".
In "Security & Privacy"Let's go to the tab"Privacy", Then select"Rentals”From the menu on the left. We press the lock in the bottom left corner si we enter the system password to unlock options.
In the list of "Enable Location Services"We go all the way to the bottom at"System Services”And click on“ Details… ”.
The "System Services”Lists the services that use your location.
- Location-Based Suggestions - suggestions depending on where you are at the moment,
- Settings Time Zone - if you travel to another country on a different time zone, the Mac time will automatically change,
- Significat Locations - occasions in which you spent more time or in which you walked repeatedly
- Find My Mac - application and function that allows you to locate a stolen / lost Mac.
- Wi-Fi Networking - automatic search and connection to recognized Wi-Fi locations.
If you want to see what locations you've been to with your Mac, click on "Details" next to "Significat Locations".
From here you can watch and delete the locations.
This option is not new for Apple. Devices iPhone and iPad also have this option and given the increased mobility, there you will find stored a much larger number of locations.