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Disable Apps Accessing Your Location in Windows 8 (How to)

Microsoft’s new OS Windows 8 comes with several apps built-in and you can add many more from Windows app store. By default settings, Windows 8 allows apps to access your geographical location, which is of course helpful in the case of certain apps, for example, Maps app, but if you are one of those who concerned more about their privacy may not like this feature. Here is how to disable apps accessing your location in Windows 8.

In Windows 8, you can very easily stop apps accessing your geographical location by going to the privacy settings. If you are not known how it is, read below.

Step 1: click Win + I keys simultaneously to launch Settings menu. Under settings menu, choose “Change PC Settings” option.

Step 2: Under “Change PC Settings” option, choose “Privacy”. On the right pane, move the slider to left to off the option “Let apps use my location”. That’s all.


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