You can already use your Google Account to access simple on/off controls for Location History and Web and App Activity, and if you choose -- to delete all or part of that data manually.
These are the simple steps that you can follow to track your lost or misplaced smartphone with the help of Google Maps.
Here are step-by-step instructions for disabling location history on iPhone and Android Devices.
According to the report from the Associated Press investigation, Google Services on Android as well as iPhone devices record the location data even if the privacy setting are prevented from doing so.
Google is safer because your information is private and it has an option for you to delete it.