How to Delete or Clear Location History on Windows 11 - Windows Basics


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

How to Delete or Clear Location History on Windows 11

One of the best things about Windows 11 is that you can use it as a mobile platform. For example, you can install and use the Android application, use the Windows Maps application... Windows Maps is a very useful application when you need to find a location, want directions from one place to another, track traffic information, read reviews...

Whenever you search for a place in the Windows Maps application, Windows 11 saves that data in the system. This offers both advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is that you can quickly search for previously searched places from the history. The downside is that other people can see what places you've searched for in the Windows Maps app on your computer.

If the disadvantages bother you more than the advantages, you can delete the location history on your computer.

How to clear location history on Windows 11 using Settings

To delete location history on Windows 11 with Settings, follow these steps:

1. Press Win + I to open Settings.

2. Click Privacy & security in the left sidebar to access the privacy and security page.

3. Click Location in the right sidebar.

4. Search for location history option Location history.

5. Click the Clear button to clear the location history.

How to delete location history on Windows 11 using the Windows Maps application

1. First, press Windows + S or Windows + Q key on your keyboard to open the Search box on the taskbar. Alternatively, click the Search button on the taskbar to open the Search box.

2. Enter Maps in the search box.

3. Click on the Maps application on the search results.

4. When the Maps app opens, click the ellipsis icon and select Settings in the list.

5. Then scroll down in the Map Settings page to find the Permissions section. Finally, click the Clear History button

Note: If you do not have the Windows Maps application, you can visit the Microsoft Store to download it. You can also prevent Maps from saving what you search by turning the Remember what I search for option from On to Off.

How to turn off location services on Windows 11

You can disable Windows 11  Location Services as well using Settings. 

1. You press Win + I to open Settings then go to Privacy & security > Location. 

2. Here you will find Location Services option. Use the switch to turn location services on or off on your computer.

How to change location on Windows 11

On Windows 11, you can set and change the default location using Settings and the Windows Maps app. 

1. Pressing Win + I to open Settings then go to Privacy & security > Location

2. Next, click the Set default button and then select the location on the Windows Maps application to set it as the default.

Hope the above article will be useful to you!

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