Turn GPS Location On / Off - Windows® 8

Caution Satellite or Standalone GPS Services require more power and have a greater effect on battery life.

  1. From the right edge of the screen, swipe left to display the charms menu.
    Note If using a mouse, move the pointer to the upper or lower-right corner of the Start screen then move up/down.
    Note Alternatively, press the Windows+C keys ( windows key logo+C) located on the physical keyboard (if available).
    Swipe left with Charms menu
  2. Tap or click Settings.
  3. Tap or click Change PC settings (located in the lower-right).
  4. From the left-pane, tap or click Privacy.
    Note If not available, tap or click the left arrow icon (located in the upper-left) as necessary until "PC settings" appears in the upper-left.
  5. From the left-pane, tap or click Location.
  6. From the Location section, tap or click the "Let Windows and apps use my location" switch to turn on Switch On icon or off Switch Off icon.
    Note Depending upon personalization options, the switch colors may differ from the examples depicted above.
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