to "Where Did I Go"
"Where Did I Go" is an app that runs on the iPhone and
iPad that lets you keep track of places you have visited.
This application will automatically record your location and speed
at a specified interval – say, every 15 minutes – and lets you
view these locations on a map.
To make effective sure of this app, you will need to make
sure that the app's “Background App Refresh” setting is
See the note in the Tips and
Welcome to “Where Did I Go”
Tips and Recommendations
Differences between the Lite Edition and
the Full Edition
Running the app requires that Location Services
be enabled on your iPad/iPhone
to exit the app and make sure it is not running in the background
Upgrading from the Lite Edition
With the full edition of this app, you can:
add your current location at any time by pressing a button;
add a short note to a location on a map;
indicate the time interval (between 5 minutes and 24 hours)
for location tracking;
view individual or all tracked locations in a map;
scroll through all tracked locations on a map in order;
email maps with the option of including a full list of
tracked locations as well as traveling speed (when available);
configure the app to email a full report and map of locations
visited that day.
Here are just a few ways you might use this app:
Press the “Add Current Location” (“+”) button
whenever you arrive at a new location as a way to remember an
interesting place (or simply to remember where you have parked your
When on vacation, you have a easy way to keep track of the
places you have visited.
For jobs that might require a status report (e.g., a
salesman), you have an automatic log of times and places visited
during the work day.
If somebody has to meet you or pick you up at your current
location, you have a simple and easy way to tell them where you are:
just send them an email that includes a map and location
If you are a parent of a teenage child, you might require
your child to have the app running before handing over the car keys.
In the event that you want to run this app in the background
– this is most likely the case – you will need to make sure that
its “Background App Refresh” settings are enabled.
this, go to your device's “Settings” app, choose “General”,
and then “Background App Refresh”.
Turn on “Background App
Refresh” and turn on the item for “Where Did I Go” below it;
To better preserve battery life, you will want to
turn this feature off for all other items except for those
particular apps for which you know you want background refreshes.
If a feature does not appear to match the description in this
document, make sure that you are using the full edition of the app
and not the Lite Edition. See the section on the differences
between the two versions.
Using location services consumes a lot of power.
to preserve your device's battery life, we recommend against setting
the time interval to less than 15 minutes.
To record your current location at any time, just press the “+”
button in the upper right corner of the screen.
Advanced Settings to turn on automatic email reports.
feature is enabled, you will be prompted to send an email containing
a list of all locations reported when location tracking has stopped.
The email addresses listed under advanced settings also become
the default addresses used to send to when choosing the email menu
items in the map screen.
Be aware that location tracking in this app will stop if the
“Stop” button is pressed, the upper time limit (12 hours) for
tracking locations in a single session has passed, or your
iPhone/iPad's battery level is below 15 %.
Previously tracked locations are erased whenever a new tracking
session begins (i.e., the “Start” button is pressed on the
Therefore, we recommend that you always have
the automatic email reports feature enabled (under Advanced
Otherwise, you will need to use a menu item on the map
screen to email a report if you want to keep a record of your
If you are viewing the map and don't see a location that you
think should be available (e.g., an automatically added location
doesn't appear while you are viewing the map), try choosing the
“Refresh” item in the map's action menu.
between the Lite Edition and the Full Edition:
Several features are disabled or
limited in the Lite Edition:
the options for emailing tracking
custom notes for locations;
hybrid and satellite map views;
tracking time intervals may only be set in increments of 15
minutes (as opposed to 5 minutes in the full edition);
a tracking session is limited to at most 4 hours (as opposed
to 12 hours in the full edition).
the app requires that Location Services be enabled on your
The first time the app attempts to track a location (e.g., when
the “Add Current Location” button or the “Start” button is
pressed for the first time), a message will appear saying:
"Where Did I Go" Would Like
to Use Your Current Location
Select the “OK” button in response to this message.
you do not allow this functionality, the app will not be able to
track locations on your device).
For more information about Apple's Location Services, see:
If you locations are not being tracked after pressing the Start
button, make sure that the app's Background App Refresh setting is
enabled: see the IMPORTANT tip in the
Tips and Recommendations section.
If you are viewing the map and don't see a location that you think
should be available, try choosing the “Refresh” item in the map's
If no locations appear in a map or the map is very high level
(e.g., a view of the entire country), ensure that Location Services
are enabled both for the device and for the app.
Also make sure
that your device is not in Airplane mode in the Settings app
(Location Services will be disabled when Airplane mode is on).
If Location Services are disabled for your device or for the app,
you will receive a message informing you of this the next time you
start or switch to the “Where Did I Go” app.
application (see note
switch to the "Settings" app on your
set the switch button for Location Services to ON,
also set the switch button for the app to ON;
restart "Where Did I Go".
may be found under "Privacy" in the Settings app.)
(Location services for the app would be disabled, for example, if
you accidentally press “Don't Allow” instead of "OK"
when prompted about location services the first time you ran the
If a button for "Where Did I Go" does not appear under
Location Services in the Settings app, then you probably have merely
switched away from the Where Did I Go app and not exited from it.
Alternatively, you may need to force the list of apps appearing
under "Location Services" to refresh by turning the device
Location Services off and then back on again.
In either case, you
will need to exit the app (per the note
below) and then restart the app.
A message will appear saying
"Where Did I Go Would Like to Use Your Location";
"OK" and you should be all set to go.
How to exit the app
and make sure it is not running in the background:
When you need to restart the app, you
have to make sure that it is not actually running in the background
on your device.
Here's how to correctly exit the app.
Go to your device's home screen (press the home button).
Double-press the home button to display apps that are running in
If you are using iOS 6:
In this display, find the icon for
“Where Did I Go” (you may need to swipe right or left to find
press this icon for a couple of seconds until it starts
Pressing the red circle in its upper left corner will
stop the app from running in the background and close it completely.
If you are using iOS 7:
In this display, place a finger on the
image for this app and swipe toward the top of your screen to close
from the Lite Edition:
If you are currently using the Lite
Edition and wish to upgrade to the full edition of this app, you can
Did I Go in the App Store.
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program was developed by D. Horn (email@example.com)
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