If some apps use your location, turn off location tracking in Windows 10

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Marie-Ange Demory
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December 18, 2015 Of Directors

Last night, while I was looking for something in the taskbar search box in Windows 10, I noticed a circular icon on the taskbar. When I hovered the mouse cursor, a message appeared saying that some applications were using your location. Even though I disabled all Windows 10 spying features individually, it turned out that Cortana turned on automatically and used my location. Also, it is not possible to disable cortana's location settings in choose apps that use your location settings.



Light: 10 things to disable in Windows 10

Here's how to completely disable location tracking in Windows 10.

Step 1 - Press the Start button and then click Settings.


Step 2 - In the configuration control panel window that appears, click Privacy.


3 pass - Scroll down to Location Services and turn them off to disable them. Note that it is mentioned here that for Cortana to work, Location Services must be turned on.

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