Change your location on Google

This article covers how to change your search location on your computer or tablet. Learn how to update your search location on your phone.

To find results for a specific area, you can set your location. For example, if you're traveling in Barcelona and you've set your location to that city, search for [restaurants] to see restaurants near you.

Change your location

To change your location on your computer or tablet, follow these steps:

  1. Do a search on Google.
  2. Click Search Tools under the search box.
  3. Click the location.
  4. Type the location you want to use in the box that says "Enter location." For example, Boston.
  5. Click Set.

Note: You can only set a location within the country of your current Google domain. For example, it's not possible to set a U.S. address on www.google.es, the Google domain for Spain.

See results from a certain location

See results near a certain 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

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.

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.

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:

Report incorrect location detection

  • Incorrect location: If you notice an incorrect location, you can change your location using the instructions above.
  • Incorrect Google domain: 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 your IP problem.