How to avoid google tracking your activities

Have you wondered most of the ads you see in Google are somewhat related to the keyword you searched before? Ever tried to find out the reason behind it? In case you are not, the reason is pretty simple.

Google tracks your search activities, location your youtube history and more. If you are not already aware of it. This might be a little shock for you. However, there are still few things you can do to avoid this tracking.

how to avoid google tracking your activities:

  1. You might be already signed in with your google account either in mobile or desktop/laptop.
  2. Go to this page.
  3. There you can see the list of options which using your activity and data. Let’s see them one by one.

 

Web/search activity

how to avoid google tracking your activities
how to avoid google tracking your activities

You can just go ahead and disable it to avoid tracking of your search activities and search history.

Location History:

how to avoid google tracking your activities
how to avoid google tracking your activities

Disable to not to track your location using the GPS and automatically setting up your routine. This feature is handy, however, it’s your personal preference to keep it or not. I am personally using it enabled.

Device Information:

how to avoid google tracking your activities
how to avoid google tracking your activities

It will synchronize your contact with Google and your devices. I personally use it enabled to avoid contacts and important data lose when i change phones.

Voice & Audio Activity

how to avoid google tracking your activities
how to avoid google tracking your activities

You can go ahead and disable it. Most of us not using this feature. Even if you use, you don’t want the stupid questions you asked to get tracked.

YouTube Search History 

how to avoid google tracking your activities
how to avoid google tracking your activities

YouTube Watch History

how to avoid google tracking your activities
how to avoid google tracking your activities

You can enable or disable this both options based on your need. If you want your youtube homepage always gives result related to the search you make enable it otherwise disable it.

If you don’t want to disable it entirely, you can still go to manage activity and remove particular activity from it.

Or you can use incognito window for full privacy.

To read more on the privacy control visit here.

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