It was a slow day so I just started flicking through my timeline on Google maps to see where I have been ever since I created my Google account. I only have the account on my phone but sometimes sign in on my laptop, these are the only two devices that use my account and I am the only one to have ever accessed my account.

However, when looking at my map I realized that Google said I had been somewhere that I honestly have never been before. It's more than 145 miles away from where I live and I've never been anywhere near this place in all my life. On top of that it also said that I took 16 hours to cross the street in the industrial estate that it placed me in.

I looked in my diary and I'm 100% confident that I wouldn't have left the street where I lived that day. What I don't understand is how this happened?


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At the thread Google Maps Location History is showing an incorrect location

Here on Android Enthusiasts, there is an extensive discussion about exactly this problem.

If you’re only looking for a way to edit your timeline, there are some very elaborate instructions at the link View or edit your timeline

  • Thanks :D that helped a lot. I was a little skeptical when I started reading it but it all started to make sense. I guess it's just one of them things that happens sometimes :)
    – Guest
    Aug 27, 2017 at 16:55

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