Change your location on Google

When your location is up to date, you'll see relevant results for the location you're in. For example, if your location is in Seattle, when you search for coffee shops, you'll see ones that are nearby.

Change your location

Computer
  1. Do a search on Google.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the search results page where you can find the current location that Google has for you. The location may be coming from your IP address, your Location History, your Wi-Fi connection, or any locations you've set at www.google.com/preferences.
  3. To update your location, click Use precise location or Update location.
Phone browser

First, make sure your phone is sharing your location with Google

If you aren't sharing your phone's location with Google, you may see a message that says "Location unavailable."

Android

  1. Open the Settings app .
  2. Touch Location.
  3. Make sure "Location" is switched to ON.

iPhone

  1. Open the Settings app .
  2. Touch Privacy > Location Services.
  3. Make sure "Location Services" is switched to ON.

Next, update your location

  1. Do a search on Google.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the search results page where you can find the current location that Google has for you. The location may be coming from for phone, your Web & App Activity, your IP address, or Location History.
  3. Touch Use precise location or Update.
  4. If a pop-up window appears asking you to share your device's location with www.google.com, touch Allow.
Android app

The Google app may use Location Reporting and Location History to determine your location.

Learn how to manage your location settings

iPhone or iPad app

The Google app may use Location Reporting and Location History to determine your location.

Learn how to manage your location settings

Tablet browser
  1. Do a search on Google. 
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the search results page where you can find the current location that Google has for you. The location may be coming from your IP address, your Location History, your Wi-Fi connection, or any locations you've set at www.google.com/preferences
  3. To update your location, touch Use precise location or Update location.

See results from a certain location

See results near a different location

To see results near a certain location, add the name of the location to your search. For example, search pizza naples to find pizza restaurants near Naples.

See results from your country (computers and tablet browsers only)

If using a Google domain other than google.com, like google.fr, you can filter your search results to only see results from the country you’re in.

  1. Open your local Google search page and do any search.
  2. Click Search Tools > Any Country.
  3. Select your country.
  4. To return to results from all countries, click Clear.
Search on Google.com instead of your local Google domain

If you’re searching on a local Google domain like google.fr, but prefer to search on google.com instead, follow these steps:

  1. Visit your local google domain, like google.fr.
  2. Click the gray Google.com link in the bottom right corner of the page.

If you clear your cookies, you’ll need to repeat these steps to search on Google.com.

If you're seeing a Google domain that doesn't match the country you're in, we may be incorrectly detecting your IP address. For example, you're seeing Google.com.au instead of Google.co.nz. If this is happening to you, report the IP problem.

Tip: You may also be interested in changing your home and work locations.

How location is auto-detected

If you don't set your location, Google shows an approximate location based on the following things to help provide you with the most relevant results:

  • Your IP address.
  • Your Location History if you have it turned on. 
  • Google Toolbar's My Location feature if it’s turned on.
  • Recent locations you’ve searched for.