Google Maps for Android: How to Sign in or Sign out of Latitude

   Posted December 20, 2010 by Lê Hoàng in Android

Google Latitude allows people to allow certain people to view their current location. Here are the required steps to sign in or sign out this service on your Android phone. If you are worried about Google stalking your location, this is how to disable it.

To sign in:

1. Launch Google maps on your device.

2. Tap the device’s menu button.

3. Choose Join Latitude. If you have added your Google account, you can sign in automatically.

To sign out:

1. Tap menu button.

2. Go to Latitude.

3. Tap the menu button again and choose Privacy.

4. Choose Turn off Latitude.


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  • WiredEarp

    My version didn’t have these options. On version 5.2.0, do this:
    From map screen press menu, then Latitude (or ‘Join Latitude’ if you haven’t joined). Then, click ‘settings’. You can turn off your location reporting here – but what isn’t obvious is you can also scroll the window down, showing the final option ‘Sign out of Latitude’.
    I believe the issue is it seems they have changed the name of the ‘privacy’ button, to ‘settings’.

    • Lisa A.

      > Thank you, your directions worked for me!