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Google_Wrong_Location [2018/03/14 17:41]
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-**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. ​ ​Eventually, Google will then return ​to the IP 'whois' ​location, rather than perceived/​detected user location Some 3rd party links on this subject below:**+**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.** 
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 +      * **iPhone/​iPad:​** 
 +        * Settings 
 +        * Privacy 
 +        * Location Services 
 +        * Disable it globallyby 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.
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-   * [[https://​lifehacker.com/​psa-your-phone-logs-everywhere-you-go-heres-how-to-t-1486085759|iPhone/​iPad/​Android]] 
-   * [[https://​www.howtogeek.com/​221869/​how-to-disable-or-configure-location-tracking-in-windows-10/​|Windows 10]] 
-   * [[https://​www.windowscentral.com/​how-disable-location-tracking-windows-10|Another Windows 10]] 
-   * [[https://​support.apple.com/​en-gb/​HT204690|macOS]] 
-   * Others - Please Google '​my-device-type disable location tracking'​ 
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 +===== 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:
 +  * Chrome: [[https://​chrome.google.com/​webstore/​detail/​location-guard/​cfohepagpmnodfdmjliccbbigdkfcgia?​hl=en|Location Guard]]
 +  * Firefox: [[https://​addons.mozilla.org/​en-GB/​firefox/​addon/​location-guard/​|Location Guard]]
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 ===== How can I change the Google location now? ===== ===== How can I change the Google location now? =====
   * Open the Google location you wish to see, for example:   * Open the Google location you wish to see, for example:
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