Control location services

Geolocation, or location services, uses cell tower positioning, GPS, and nearby Wi-Fi access points to determine your current location for use in setting your timezone and by applications such as Maps. When enabled, it is possible for your location to be shared over the network with a great deal of precision.

Turn off the geolocation features of your desktop

  1. Go to the desktop and start typing Location Services.

  2. Click on Location Services to open the panel.

  3. Switch the Location Services switch to off.

    To re-enable this feature, set the Location Services switch to on.