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How to enable location services on chrome

| Updated on: October 17, 2019

If you are using the internet for a while then you probably have come across popup notification saying “XYZ-Site wants to know your location” prompting you to Allow or block. In some cases, It is an important request, as determining your location will provide you more targetted service based on your locality. For instance, e-commerce websites use location service to calculate shipping prices.

Chrome uses geolocation services to get an estimate of where you are and then share the information with the website via Google location service.

Though it looks good, you may want to control location services on chrome browser either for privacy concerns or you’re just tired of seeing that annoying pop-up notification. Here’s how to enable location services on chrome.

How to Enable Location Services on Chrome

Step 1 – Open Google Chrome browser on your computer.

Step 2 – Click on the Chrome menu (⋮ icon) It’ll be appearing at the top-right corner of your browser.

Step 3 – Now Click on Settings.

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Step 4 – Now you have to scroll down to the bottom and click on the advanced settings.

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Step 5 – Click on Site Settings appearing under the “Privacy and security” section.

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Step 6 – Click on location appearing under the “permission” section.

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Step 7 – Now by default “Ask before accessing (recommended)” switch will be enabled and that’s the reason why everytime you visit a site displays you popup notification to allow or block location. If you don’t want your browser to display that notification every time then you can click the blue “Ask before accessing (recommended)” switch and it will turn into grey. Now this will ensure that any site that requests for your location will automatically have access to it.

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I hope now you have a clear idea of how to turn off location on google chrome.

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How to enable location on Google chrome in iPhone

Step 1: Go to the “settings” of your iPhone.

Step 2: Now Scroll down to the list of apps appearing near the bottom of the settings page and Tap on “Chrome.”

Step 3: Now tap on the “Location” option appearing at top of the screen.

Step 4: Select “While Using the App” this option will ensure that Google will use your location only when you are using the app, not while the app is closed.

You can also choose Never option if you don’t want the Chrome browser to share your location with any website.

Read also: How to reopen tabs on chrome Browser

Enable location services on chrome in Android Device

Step 1 – Open Google Chrome browser on your android phone.

Step 2 – Tap on the Vertical three-dot icon appearing at the top right corner of your mobile screen, Doing so prompts a drop-down menu.

Step 3 – Tap on the Settings.

Step 4 – Tap on the Site settings appearing under the Advance section.

Step 5 – Now tap on Location appearing at the top of the page.

Step 6 – Tap the grey location switch and it will turn into blue. This means now Google will now track your Android’s location while you use the Chrome app.

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That’s basically how to enable location services on chrome. Sharing your current location with some of the websites is a good way to personalize your browsing experience, as this will alows some of the service based websites to show you targetted services and contents. However, it’s a good thing that Chrome gives full freedom to its users on how they want to share their location with the websites.

About Shivam Choudhary

Shivam Choudhary is the founder of Gadgetsprout.com and many other online ventures. He is blogging since the age of 15. Writing has always been at the center of his life and the passion for technology and gadgets that he developed over the years influenced him to start Gadgetsprout.com

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