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?


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 '17 at 16:55

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