Location Services allows location-based apps and websites (including Maps, Camera, Web Browsers, and other third-party apps) to use information from cellular, Wi-Fi, and Global Positioning System (GPS) networks to determine your approximate location.
If activated, this Web Site will use your location data and location search query to help you find nearby places.
You must enable Location Services on your device and give your permission to each app or website before it can use this location data.
About location precision or accuracy:
Depending on your device and available services, Location Services uses a combination of cellular, Wi-Fi, and GPS to determine your location. If you’re not within a clear line of sight to GPS satellites, your device can determine your location using crowd-sourced Wi-Fi and cell tower locations.
Apps that show your location on the screen, including Maps, indicate your current (approximate) location using a blue marker. If your location can’t be determined precisely, a blue circle also appears around the marker. The size of the circle shows how precisely your location can be determined—the smaller the circle, the greater the precision.
Note: For safety purposes, your device’s location information may be used for emergency calls to aid response efforts regardless of whether you enable Location Services.
How to enable location sharing:
When asked to share location information >
choose always share from the drop down arrow >
this is found next to the request to share location information >
if not selected >the computer will ask to share location information on every page.
Settings > Privacy > Location Services
Settings > More > Location > On or Off
Settings > Location Access > On or Off
On the home screen > swipe down from the top of the screen > Tap Settings Settings > Location Services > Tap the Location Services switch
Settings > tap Location > Select or clear the location sources you want to turn on or off
Swipe left > Tap Settings > Tap location > Switch Location services to On
For ICS > from the home screen tap Apps > Settings > General Tab > Location Services
Menu > Settings > Location & security >Use GPS satellites
Location-based Services in the Settings menu > tap On
Note: These steps are not applicable to Kindle Fire 1st Generation.
Most Android devices –
Tap the Location option from the Settings menu. Most Android devices will allow you to turn off location services for your entire phone, such as GPS services and other companies’ location services. Generally, by leaving a box unchecked, or having a virtual switch that you can turn on or off.
On most iPhone and Windows phones, tap Settings, then tap Location Services and toggle the switch to on or off.