Location settings

Android devices can determine your location in the world (for example, your current address) using a number of different methods. These settings control which methods should be used, and how apps can use this information.

Note: the settings available here changed significantly with the release of Android 4.4 ("Kitkat").  If you need information on the older settings, see Location settings for Android 4.3 and earlier.


Allows you to turn off location services completely.
Allows to change the locating method the phone can use, affecting battery use and available location accuracy.
Gives an overview of which apps have requested access to your location, and what locating methods were used.
Google Location History controls whether you allow Google to store your location for future use, which may be a privacy concern.
Allows you to configure common saved locations such as "Home" or "Work".
Prior to Android 4.4 ("Kitkat"), the location settings in devices were very different. View information about the older settings here.

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