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.
You can set a default location for your device that Windows, apps, and services can then use when a more exact location canâ€™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.