Let Google Earth access your location

If you let Google Earth find your location through your device, you can:

  • Locate yourself on the globe. 
  • Get easy access to info about the world around you.

Tip: When you use the location feature and your position can’t be exactly determined, a large blue circle indicates the general area Google Earth thinks you're in.

Allow Google Earth to find your location

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, tap Settings Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps & notifications and then App info and then Earth.
  3. Tap Permissions.
  4. To let Google Earth use your device's location, turn on Location.

Find yourself on the globe

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Earth Google Earth.
  2. In the bottom right, tap My Location My location off.

Change your location mode

So Google Earth can always find your location, you can change your location mode.

To switch between location modes, in the bottom right, tap My Location  My location off

Tip: Based on the status of My Location My location off, you can check which mode is turned on:

  • On, updating My location on and dynamically updating
  • Off, not visible My location off
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