Update your location settings in YouTube Music

When you start using YouTube Music, location-based recommendations are turned off. Location helps YouTube Music offer you personalized music recommendations based on where you are. You can change your location-based settings to turn them on or off.

Change your location-based settings

Note: Location history is automatically turned off for made for kids content

Turn on location-based recommendations

  1. Open the YouTube Music app.
  2. Select your profile picture and then Settings Settings icon.
  3. Tap Privacy & location.
  4. Make sure location-based recommendations are not paused. This setting will allow you to get location-based recommendations.
Notes:
  • You may also need to turn on location permissions on your device. Go to your phone’s Settings and then Privacy and then Location Services. Make sure location access is on.
  • You can also give YouTube Music access to your Location History for even more personalized recommendations. Learn more about how to turn on your Location History. You can manage this setting in the YouTube Music app by tapping Settings and then Privacy & location and then Location history.

Turn off location-based recommendations

  1. Open the YouTube Music app.
  2. Select your profile picture and then Settings Settings icon.
  3. Tap Privacy & location.
  4. Make sure location-based recommendations are paused. This setting will prevent you from getting location-based recommendations.
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