Update your location on Google

When you search on Google, we use your location to help show 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.

Stop sharing your location

You can stop sharing your location with Google by changing your settings, but Google may still suggest a location based on your IP address, recent locations, or Location History . If you don’t want any location history shared, see your Google Maps Timeline.

When you use the internet, you share your network provider address, which can be near your location. Google uses this information to show you results you may be interested in. There isn’t a way to stop sharing your network provider address.

Learn how to view & control activity on your account.

Edit your home or work address

If you’re not seeing the right results for your work or home addresses, you can update your address on Google Maps. Learn how to set or change your home or work address.

Turn off your device's location

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Privacy and then Location services.
  3. Turn off Location services.

Some apps can share location with your device.

Edit your location

If you’re using a browser, like Chrome or Safari, you can see your location and update it directly from a search results page. These steps don’t apply to the Google app.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, 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, tap Use precise location or Update.
  4. If you’re asked to share your device's location with Google, tap Allow.

Fix location problems

If your location is unavailable, incorrect, or you see an error:

  • Make sure you have a strong Internet connection.
  • Check to see if you’ve turned on location using the instructions above.
  • If you’re using a browser, like Safari or Chrome, refresh the browser.

If you’re still having issues, follow the steps below. If you're not using the Google app, skip Step 2.

Step 1: Make sure Safari has access to your location

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Privacy and then Location Services.
  3. Scroll down, then tap Safari Websites.
  4. Under “Allow location access,” make sure it’s set to While using the app.

You may also need to clear your browsing data:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad's Home screen, open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down, then tap Safari and then Clear history and website data.

Step 2: Make sure the Google app has access to your location

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Google and then Location.
  3. Select Always or While using the app.

Step 3: Reset your location

If your location is still unavailable after following the steps above, try resetting your location:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down, then tap Reset and then Reset location & privacy.

Note: When you reset your location, apps will stop using your location. To give apps permission to use your location again, tap Allow when you’re asked for access to your location.

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