Some apps need to know when youâ€™re in a specific location to work correctly. For instance, if youâ€™ve asked an app to remind you to buy bread when youâ€™re in the grocery store, the app will need to know when youâ€™re in the store. To give you maps to get you where youâ€™re going, or to show you lists of shops or restaurants near you, many apps and services request location information from your device. Thatâ€™s what the Windows 10 location service does: tells your apps and services where you are or where youâ€™ve been, so that you can get info more relevant to you.
Some Windows apps and services that use location info also use your location history. When the location setting is on, locations looked up by apps or services will be stored on the device for a limited time (24 hours in Windows 10), then deleted. Apps that have access to this info will be labeled Uses location history on the Location settings page.
This tutorial will show you how to manually clear the location history for your account in Windows 10.