Reports from various Apple blogs suggests that Apple may be tracking your movements secretly .Your iPhone or iPad 3G maybe constantly collecting data about your location [in form of longitude and latitude] and storing it in a database . Studies suggest that the collection started after the iOS 4 release and may contain a year of information . The data points are not very accurate but they are very detailed and can reveal a lot of information about a persons whereabouts . Why Apple needs this data is not known .
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iPhone iPad 3G Tracked Information – Data Points : This data is taken at different time frames and shown in a single image . You can see the density of the data points which gives the details about the location of your iPhone 4 at that time .
Update 1 : Apple said it is a flaw in the iOS and they will be releasing an update iOS 4.3.3 to fix this issues soon .
Update 2 : One of our reader Chris updated us with the information that these data-points are stored locally in a file on your device named consolidated.db . So far the discoverers of this glitch were not able to find any way this file leaves your phone and being used by Apple to monitor your activities . According to the information sent to us , all this file is doing is to help to speed up local navigation when GPS is not available .
Here is a jailbreak app named Un-Trackered available on Cydia that you can install to stop Apple from tracking your movements . This jailbreak tweak will constantly clean the location data saved in your iOS device .
Here is what MuscleNerd from iPhone 4 Jailbreak Team said about this jailbreak tweak .
Please note that you must have a jailbroken device to start using this app. To get more information about How to Jailbreak , read our jailbreak articles .
Steps to install Un-Trackered :
- Launch Cydia
- Click on search
- Type Untrackered and Install
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Edited and Published by Sourish