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How to disable location tracking on Windows 10

If privacy is a concern, you can use these steps to stop Windows 10 apps from tracking your location.

Disable location on Windows 10

On Windows 10, location-based reminders, maps, shopping, restaurant, and other apps require to track your location in order to work correctly, but if you’re concerned about your privacy, Windows 10 offers an easy way to disable this feature.

Using the Settings app, you can turn off location for your account and for all your apps, or you can disable location for some applications. Though, if you want to stop Cortana, you need to disable the feature completely.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to stop apps from tracking your location on your device running Windows 10.

How to disable location using Settings

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Privacy.

  3. Click on Location.

  4. Under “Location,” click the Change button, and then turn off the Location for this device toggle switch.

    Disable location settings on Windows 10
    Disable location settings on Windows 10

These steps disable location completely. If you prefer to turn off the feature on some apps, simply scroll down and turn off the toggle switch for the app you want.

Remember that your location history will continue to be stored on your device. While this information will eventually be deleted automatically, you can click the Clear button under Location history to delete your history.

Delete location history on Windows 10
Delete location history on Windows 10

Also, these steps will only disable tracking on your account. If you share your device with other people, they must also turn off this option in their accounts.

Do you allow Windows 10 to track your whereabout information? Tell us in the comments.