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Google Showing Wrong Location

Sadly, Google does not always get geolocation correct - because many devices have GPS/Location Services, mobile signal and wifi signal, Google will try to also determine your location from this (if you let them and don't disable it).

If there are a number of users connecting from specific areas of the world, Google may incorrectly update the perceived VPN IP address location to match. This does not impact other external sites, only Google and some Google affiliated sites.

You can help with this matter by disabling Location Services, GPS, any location based tracking on your device/browser - in the device settings or just the web browser settings if you do not wish to/cannot disable it for the device as a whole.

  • iPhone/iPad:
    • Settings
    • Privacy
    • Location Services
    • Disable it globally, by moving the slider to Off
  • Android:
    • Settings
    • Security & Location
    • Tap Location
    • Turn OFF 'Use Location'
  • Google Chrome:
    • Click on the three dots on the top right corner of Chrome
    • Select Settings
    • Click on Advanced and visit the Privacy and security section
    • Click on Content Settings and go to the Location section
    • Find the switch that says 'Ask before Accessing' and make sure it's on.
  • Firefox:
    • Type about:config in the address bar of Firefox
    • Firefox will show you a warning 'This will void your warranty'
    • Accept it
    • Search for geo.enabled in the search bar
    • Select that option and change its value from true to false.
  • Opera:
    • Click on the Opera logo on the top left corner of the Opera window
    • Visit the Advanced tab and click on Content Settings
    • Click on Location
    • Slide the 'Ask Before Accessing' toggle switch to on.
  • Safari:
    • Click on Safari written on the top left corner
    • Go to Preferences
    • Under the Privacy tab
    • select Website Tracking
    • Check the options that say 'Prevent Cross-site tracking' and 'Ask websites not to track me'.
  • Edge:
    • Open the Action Center on your Windows 10 computer
    • Select All Settings
    • Go to Privacy and select Location
    • You'll see a slider that says Location Service
    • Turn it off
    • Visit Location History and find 'Clear History on this Device'
    • Click on Clear.

Using a browser plugin

You can use a browser plugin on your computer called 'Location Guard' to override the Google detected location, i.e when Google prompts to access your location it reports fake data, when clicking the 'Use Precise Location' on Google search results, we have included some links below:

How can I change the Google location now?

  • Open the Google location you wish to see, for example:

  • Bottom right hand corner, click 'Settings' (it's the most right-hand option)
  • Select 'Search Settings'
  • Scroll down to 'Region Settings'
  • Make your choice
  • Save

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