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. Open your Android phone or tablet.
  2. Tap Settings Settings and then Security & location.
  3. Tap Location.
  4. At the top right, turn off Use location

Learn how to quickly change common settings on Android, like location. 

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 Android phone or tablet, 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.
  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.
  • If you’re using a browser, like Safari or Chrome, refresh the browser.

If you’re still having issues, check your browser and Google app settings:

Step 1: Make sure Chrome has access to your location

  1. On your Android phone or tablet's Home screen, tap Chrome Chrome.
  2. In the top right, tap More More and then Settings and then Site settings.
  3. Tap Location.
  4. Check to make sure the switch is turned on. If the switch is on, it’ll be blue.

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

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, tap your Settings app and then Apps & notifications and then Google and then Permissions.
  2. Next to “Location,” check to make sure the switch is turned on. If the switch is on, it’ll be blue.
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