How to Change Location Settings on Windows 11 Systems

Zarmeen Shahzad
Windows 11 Systems

Location settings can be useful. However, hackers, websites, social media sites, etc., can use these settings to track you and gather information about you. If you are not comfortable with these settings, you can easily modify them and ensure that only limited data is exposed when you are online. This tutorial will show you how to change location settings on Windows 11 systems.

Change Location Settings Windows 11

If you wish to make changes to your current location settings, you can do this by accessing the Windows 11 settings app. Just follow the instructions below:

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Step-1: Open the settings app using the shortcut keys Win + I.

Step-2: Select Privacy & Security from the left pane.

Settings Apps

Step-3: Scroll down and under the section of App Permissions, click on Location.

Change Location Settings Windows 11

Step-4: If you don’t want to give Location access to any app, turn the toggle switch next to Location services off.

Change Location Settings Windows 11
If you turn the toggle switch off, you will notice that all the other options become greyed out immediately, and you can no longer modify individual app location settings.

BONUS STEP: If you want some apps to access your Location, you can individually modify the location settings. Keep the toggle switch On for Location services and the Let apps access your Location.

Change Location Settings Windows 11
If these switches are turned On, you can individually change location access for the apps provided by turning the toggle switches Off or On.

Clear History

You can even clear your location history. Just follow steps 1 – 3. Scroll down in location settings, and you will see a Clear button next to Location history. Click on it.

Change Location Settings Windows 11

I hope this helped. If you have any further questions about Windows 11, let us know in the comments below.

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