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Google_Wrong_Location [2019/03/19 15:31]
Google_Wrong_Location [2019/07/31 10:27] (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.**
 +\\
 +      * **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.
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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]]
 +\\
 +===== 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
 +
 +  * 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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