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Update your location on Google

When you search on Google, we use your location to help provide the most relevant search results. For example, if you’re in Seattle, when you search for coffee shops, you'll see ones that are nearby. 

Google automatically detects your computer’s location using its IP address, Location History (if it’s turned on), and recent locations you’ve searched for.

Check and update your location

If you’re using a browser, like Chrome or Safari, you can see your location and update it directly from the search results page. 

  1. Do a search on Google.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the search results page. You’ll see your location.
  3. To update your location, click Use precise location or Update location.
  4. If you’re asked to share your device's location with Google, click Allow.

Troubleshoot location problems

If your location is unavailable, incorrect, or you see an error like “Google can’t access your location,” here are some tips to fix the issue:

  • Make sure you have a strong Internet connection.
  • If you’re using a browser, like Safari or Chrome, refresh the browser.


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