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Resetting Location Services

Location warnings are the requests that apps and browsers make to use your device's Location Services. An app will ask for permission the first time it needs to access Location Services data. Selecting Allow will give that app permission to use Location Services as needed. Selecting Don't Allow will prevent an app from accessing Location Services data. Apps won't use your location until they have asked for and you grant permission.

The first time you go to Google Maps on your mobile browser, you'll be asked if you want to give Maps access to your location.

If you changed your mind, update your location settings in your browser and in your mobile device's settings.

Turn on Location Services

To turn on location services on iPhone or iPad (iOS8):

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
  2. Make sure Location Services is turned on.

To turn on location services on Android devices (4.4 Kitkat):

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select Location.
  3. Make sure Location is turned on.

Reset Location

To reset your location settings with Safari on iPhone & iPad:

  1. Go to your home screen.
  2. Select Settings > General Reset.
  3. Select Reset Location & Privacy (apps will stop using your location until you grant them permission).

To reset your location settings with Chrome:

  1. Select the menu at the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Settings > Content Settings > Website Settings.
  3. Find It’ll have a target beside it.
  4. Turn on or off Location access.
      • To deny access to your location, turn off Location access
      • To grant access to your location, turn on Location access

Allow or deny Google Maps access to your location 

  1. Open your browser app.
  2. Navigate to
  3. Select Allow or Deny on the message that shows up.

If this is declined, the app will not find their location unless the privacy and location settings are reset and permission is allowed (it will remember that they do not want their location known)

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