How to Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC – Windows Blog by Brink

How to Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC

Some apps need to know when you’re in a specific location to work correctly. For instance, if you’ve asked an app to remind you to buy bread when you’re in the grocery store, the app will need to know when you’re in the store. To give you maps to get you where you’re going, or to show you lists of shops or restaurants near you, many apps and services request location information from your device. That’s what the Windows 10 location service does: tells your apps and services where you are or where you’ve been, so that you can get info more relevant to you.

You can set a default location for your device that Windows, apps, and services can then use when a more exact location can’t be detected using GPS or other methods.

This tutorial will show you how set, change, clear the default location of your Windows 10 device for your account that Windows, apps, and services can use when a more exact location cannot be detected.

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