How Inbox uses your device's location

Inbox doesn’t use your location information unless you allow it. If you do allow location access, you'll be able to get better suggestions when you create a reminder.

Features that use location

Reminder suggestions

As you create a reminder, you'll often see suggestions. If you’ve turned on Location services for Inbox on your mobile device, Inbox will use your device’s location to customize the suggestions that you see for places such as restaurants, stores, and more. That way you’ll be reminded to pick up milk from the corner store and not a store on the other side of town.

Learn more about reminders.

Turn off Location services

Inbox doesn't have access to your location until you allow it. Here's how to manage your location after you've enabled it:

When you allow Inbox to use your location, Inbox by Gmail is added to the list of apps with access to Location services. Location services is a setting for your device that determines whether your apps can access your location.

There's a shortcut in the Inbox app that takes you directly to your device's Location setting:

  1. Open the Inbox app.
  2. Go to the main menu in the top left Menu.
  3. Choose Settings Settings at the bottom.
  4. Choose your email address.
  5. Select Location services.
  6. Turn the switch Off Off.

Note: You can only turn Location services off for all apps with location access, not individual apps. If you turn off Location services for your device, other apps like Google Maps also won't have access to your location.

 

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