Few users know that with the launch MacOS High Sierra, Apple has also introduced a location service for MacBook, MacBook Pro, Air devices…
This service, called "Significant Locations"Ask for 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 especially used by applications Calendar, Pictures, Mail and by Siri.
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 go to"Security & Privacy"
In "Security & Privacy"We go to the tab"Privacy"Then select"Locations"From the left menu. I pressed on 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 downstairs to"System Services"And click on" Details ... ".
at "System Services"Appears the list of services that use your location
– Location-Based Suggestions - Suggestions from your location where you are at that time,
– Settings Time Zone - if you move to another country on another time zone, it will automatically change the Mac time,
– Significat Locations - you have spent more time or have walked repeatedly
– Find My Mac - application and function that allows you to locate a stolen / lost Mac.
– Wi-Fi Networking - Automatic search and sign-in to recognized Wi-Fi locations.
If you want to see what locations you've been 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.