Microsoft operates aÂ location serviceÂ that helps determine the precise geographic location of your Windows device. The precise location of your device allows apps to give you directions, show shops and restaurants that are near you, and more.
Many apps and services request location information from your device, and the Windows location service gives you control overÂ which apps are allowed to access your precise location.
WhenÂ location servicesÂ is turned on, each user on the device canÂ allow appsÂ to use their deviceâ€™s location andÂ location history to deliver location-aware services as precisely as the device supports. If you grant a specific app access to your deviceâ€™s location on the settings page, that app will have access to precise location information. Otherwise the location information provided to the app has lower accuracy. When your location is used by a location-aware app or Windows service or feature, your location information and recent location historyÂ are stored on your device.
Locations looked up by apps or services will be stored and available on the device for a limited time (24 hours), then deleted.
This tutorial will show you how to clear your device location history on demand for your account in Windows 11.