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Google_Wrong_Location [2019/02/11 12:09]
Google_Wrong_Location [2019/03/19 15:31] (current)
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 +====== Google Showing Wrong Location ======
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 +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).
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 +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.
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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:**
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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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 +----
 +===== How can I change the Google location now? =====
 +  * Open the Google location you wish to see, for example:
  
 +https://​www.google.com
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 +https://​www.google.co.uk
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 +  * Bottom right hand corner, click '​Settings'​ (it's the most right-hand option)
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 +  * Select '​Search Settings'​
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 +  * Scroll down to '​Region Settings'​
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 +  * Make your choice
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 +  * Save
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 +===== YouTube Video Walk Through =====
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