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How to Allow or Deny Access to Location in Windows 10

Date:2019-11-6 Author:Olivia

Windows 10 has the feature to allow or deny access to location for your installed apps and the operating system itself, which tells your apps and services where you are or where you’ve been, so that you can get info more relevant to you. Some apps work correctly only if they know when you’re in a specific location.

1. Click Start icon at the bottom left of the screen.

How to Allow or Deny Access to Location in Windows 10

2. Next, click Settings icon in the pop-up window.

How to Allow or Deny Access to Location in Windows 10

3. The Windows Settings dialog box will display, then click Privacy icon.

How to Allow or Deny Access to Location in Windows 10

4. Another now window of Settings comes up, click Location in the left pane. Find Allow access to location on this device in the right pane, and simply click Change which is under Location for this device id off. Then just turn the button on in the pop-up box.

Note: If you allow access, you will enable Windows to use your device’s capabilities to determine your location and Microsoft will use your location data to improve location services.

How to Allow or Deny Access to Location in Windows 10

5. You will also be able to choose if your apps have access to location by using the setting under Allow apps to access your location.

Note: If you allow access, you can use the settings to choose which apps can access your device’s precise location and location history to enable location-based experiences such as directions and weather. If you are signed in with a Microsoft account on this device, your last known location is saved to the cloud, and shared with other devices where you are signed in with your Microsoft account.

How to Allow or Deny Access to Location in Windows 10

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