January 27, 2021

How to Disable Location Tracking in Windows 10 Computer

Compared to earlier versions of Windows, Windows 10 brings a lot of improvements. Windows 10 is also more secure than its predecessors. Although Windows 10 is the best and most popular desktop operating system right now, it is not without its flaws.

The operating system has some features that can turn off a lot of privacy-conscious users. One such feature is ‘Location Tracking’. Microsoft typically tracks and shares your location information with other applications and third-parties to provide you with a better desktop and app experience.

Location service is essential, mostly if you use apps that rely on location access to provide you with information. Apps like maps, shopping apps, etc. will require a location to show you relevant information.

However, if you do not use location-based applications or services, it is best to disable location tracking in Windows 10.

Read also: How to turn off location access in windows 10

Steps to disable location tracking in Windows 10 PC

On Windows 10, you can disable location tracking about any app or system-wide. In this article, we will share a step-by-step guide on how to disable location tracking in Windows 10.. let’s look at.

step 1. First, click on the Start button and choose ‘Adjustment’

Choose 'Settings'

stage 2. On the Settings page, click on ‘Privacy’ the option.

Click on 'Privacy' option

step 3. On the left pane, click on ‘place’

Click on 'Location'

step 4. Now on the right pane, click on ‘change’ And toggle off ‘Use of space for this device’ the option.

Toggle the 'Location access for this device' option

Step 5. The above option will completely disable location access. However, if you want to allow some apps to access your location, make sure Enable location access And scroll down ‘Choose which apps can reach your exact location’ the option.

Step 6. This section will list all apps that rely on location access to work. You can do this Manually enable or disable location access for those apps.

Manually enable or disable location access for those apps

Step 7. Desktop app locations do not allow data to be accessed in the same way that the Microsoft Store app does. So, if you want to disable location access for desktop apps, scroll down and Toggle off for ‘Allow desktop applications to access your location’

Turn off the toggle for 'Allow desktop applications to access your location'

Step 8. In the last step, you have to clear all your saved location history. For that, find the ‘Location History’ section and click ‘ ‘Clear’ switch.

Click on 'Clear' button

this is the matter! You are done. This is the way to disable location tracking in a Windows 10 computer.

So, this article is about disabling location tracking in a Windows 10 computer. I hope this article helped you! Please share this with your friends too. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.

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