[Windows 10] Turn Off Location Services

Fri, Sep 4, 2015

Computers, Customize, Windows 10

[Windows 10] Turn Off Location Services

Some of the features and apps (Cortana, maps, weather…) of Windows 10 require access to your location data (device location and location history) to work properly. Location services are enabled by default, but if needed, Windows 10 allows you to turn off location services for specific apps or for the entire device (all user accounts).

Prevent apps from accessing your location

Connect to Windows 10 using an admin account. Click on Start > Settings > Privacy > Location. Scroll to the Choose app that can use your location and make your selection:

Turn off location services for the device

Click on the Change button that appears below Location for this device and toggle Location services Off:

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