Wonder Where You Have Been?

You can track your movements and even the times that you have crossed ‘geofences’ or a virtual perimeter around a location. In fact, your iphone is collecting this information all the time—unless you decide to turn it off.

Think about how you as an artist might use this information for your art-making. What does this information tell us about you? About your movements, the places you are moving in and around, and issues like privacy, culture and technology?

Follow these steps to see where you have been (and what you phone knows about you!):

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on “Privacy.”

  2. Then tap on Location Services.

  3. You’ll see the location tracking permissions for every app you have installed.

  4. Scroll down to the bottom of your list of apps, and you’ll see System Services.

  5. Scroll again to the bottom and you’ll see Frequent Locations.

  6. Under History, you’ll see your iPhone’s GPS location history. If you’ve traveled between multiple cities, the location logs will be broken up into different lists.

  7. Tap on a city’s name to see a map view of where you (with your phone) has been.

  8. If you tap on a specific location, you can see the time that you’ve entered and exited that location.

If you would like to see a detailed visual of how to navigate to this info on your iphone click here.

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