Disable Location Tracking in Windows 10

Disable Location Tracking in Windows 10

Wherever you go, Windows 10 knows you’re there. Because location tracking is enabled by default on your Windows 10 computer. Your location history is also stored on Microsoft’s servers. Different apps such camera, Cortana, Mail, calendar, maps, etc. tracks your device location to provide better results. Also, some Windows apps and services that use location info also use your location history. In this article we’ll show you how to turn on-off location tracking, and clear location history in Windows 10.

How to Turn on-off  Location  on Windows 10 PC

1- Open Settings on Windows 10. To open Setting page , pressing Windows logo + I keyboard shortcut.

2- Click on Privacy, it will give you an option about Privacy of your computer.

3- Select Location from the list on the left side. Here you will be able to see many new option to turn off location history with your Windows 10 device. Underneath “Allow access to location on this deviceclick Change and, on the screen that appears, move the slider from On to Off.

Turn on-off  Location  on Windows 10 PC

Notes:

1- Location must be switched on for Cortana to work.

2- When the location is open, you can sometimes see the location icon on the taskbar.

How to Control Which Apps Can Access Your Location

Control Which Apps Can Access Your Location

If you’re happy to let Windows know your location, but want to control precisely which apps have access to this information, under the “Choose which apps can access your precise location” section, turn off the toggle switch for each app that you want to access your location.

Choose which apps can access your precise location

The apps you specified will no longer be able to access your precise location all the time. And When the location is open, you can sometimes see the location icon on the taskbar.

 the location icon on the taskbar

Clear location history using Settings

It’s time to delete location history.

3- In Settings > Privacy > Location, scroll down to the Location history section, click the Clear button under Clear history on this device.

Clear location history Windows 10

That’s all.

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