How to View and Edit Google Maps Timeline

How to View and Edit Google Maps Timeline on iPhone, iPad, Android, and Computer

With the help of Google Maps timeline, you can quickly find the places you have visited and the routes you have traveled. It can turn the clock back and let you liven up the fascinating times you spent with your buddies! Willing to take a peek at the locations you have traveled? Follow this hands-on guide to view and edit your Google Maps timeline on your iPhone, iPad, and computer.

Haven’t created a timeline as yet? You need to first turn on your Location and Location History as Google takes the help of your location, search, and browsing info to make your timeline.

How to Make Google Maps Timeline on iPhone, iPad, and Android

Step #1. Open Google Maps app on your device → tap on the menu button at the top left corner → tap on Gear Icon (On Android device tap on Settings.)

Tap on Menu then Settings in Google Maps on iPhone or iPad
Tap on Settings in Google Maps on Android Device

Step #2. Now Tap on Personal content.

Tap On Personal Content in Google Maps on iPhone, iPad, or Android

Step #3. Next, scroll down to Location settings and ensure that Location Services ON. (On your iOS device, you need to select Always.)

Enable Location Service for Google Maps on iPhone, iPad, or Android
Set Location Service to Always ON for Google Maps on iPhone, iPad, and Android Phone

Also, make sure that Location History is ON.

Enable Location History Settings on iPhone, iPad, or Android Phone

How to View Google Maps Timeline on iPhone, iPad, and Android

Step #1. Open Google Maps on your device → Tap menu button at the top right corner → tap on Timeline button.

Tap on Menu Button then Tap on Your Timeline in Google Maps on iPhone, iPad, or Android

Step #2. To check the timeline of any day or month, tap Calendar button at the top. Then, then swipe left or right and tap a day.

Tap on Calendar and Select Date in Google Maps to View Timeline

Delete a Day:

Step #1. Tap the Calendar icon and then choose the day you want to delete.

Tap on Calendar and Select Date in Google Maps on iPhone, iPad, or Android Phone

Step #2. Tap on More button and select Delete the day. Then, confirm.

Delete A Day from Google Maps Timeline on iPhone, iPad, or Android Phone
Delete A Day from Google Maps Timeline on Android Phone

Delete Google Maps Location History on iPhone, iPad, or Android

Step #1. Launch Google Maps → tap on the Menu button → choose Settings.

Tap on Menu then Settings in Google Maps on iPhone or iPad
Tap on Settings in Google Maps on Android Device

Step #2. Tap on Personal content.

Tap On Personal Content in Google Maps on iPhone, iPad, or Android

Step #3. Scroll down to Location settings. Now, you have two options: either delete only some location history or completely remove it.

If you wish to delete only some location history, tap on Delete Location History range and then set the range. Then, tap on Delete.

Delete Location History Range fron Google Maps on iPhone or iPad
Delete Location History Range fron Google Maps on Android Phone

If you want to delete entire history → select Delete all Location History (This step is same for both, iOS and Android device.)

Delete All Google Maps Location History on iPhone, iPad, or Android Device

Note: You can also change how your timeline measures distance. To do so, open Google Maps → Menu → Settings → Distance units → select Automatic, Kilometers, or Miles.

Viewing and deleting the timeline on the desktop is just as simple.

How to View and Edit your Google Maps Timeline on Computer

Step #1. Open any web browser on your computer and launch Google Maps. Now, sign in to your account, if you are not already.

Step #2. In the top left, click on the menu button.

Click on Menu Button in Google Maps on Mac or Windows PC

Step #3. Click on your timeline button.

Click on Your Timeline in Google Maps on PC

Step #4. To view the timeline of another date, select a day, month, and year.

View Google Maps Timeline on Mac or Windows PC

How to Edit Google Maps Timeline on Computer

Step #1. Open Google Maps on your computer → click on the menu button at the top left.

Click on Menu Button in Google Maps on Mac or Windows PC

Step #2. Now, click on your timeline button.

Click on Your Timeline in Google Maps on PC

Next, you can do several things like get rid of the location history and even delete a day.

Delete a Day:

Step #1. Simply click on the day you wish to delete.

Step #2. Now, click on the trash button and confirm.

Delete A Day from Google Maps on PC
Delete A Day from Google Maps on Computer

Delete all Location History:

Step #1. Click on the Settings button that looks like a gear icon.

Click on Settings in Google Maps on Mac or Windows PC

Step #2. Now, select Delete all Location History and confirm.

Delete All Location History on Google Maps on Mac or Windows PC
Delete All Location History on Google Maps on Computer

Hide or Show Google Photos on Google Maps Timeline

Step #1. Click the Settings button.

Click on Settings in Google Maps on Mac or Windows PC

Step #2. Click on Timeline settings.

Click on Timeline Settings in Google Maps on Web

Step #3. Now, check the box for “Google Photos” to show the photos on your timeline.

Hide-Unhide Google Photos on Google Maps

If you don’t want photos to show up on your timeline, uncheck the box.

In the end, click Save.

How to Remove a Photo from Google Maps Timeline

Step #1. If you want to remove a photo, click the check mark at the top right for each photo you wish to delete.

Step #2. Now, click on Remove photo.

That’s all, folks!

Wrapping up!

Google Maps remains by far the most popular navigation app in the world. What I like the most about this app is the ability to offer fast and accurate data. What’s your take on it? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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