Stop Apps Spying On Your Location in Windows 8


In this article we are explaining how to stop apps from spying on your location in Windows 8. Depending on the settings we chose during the original setup of Windows 8 we may have given apps access to our location. Some people prefer privacy when using Maps apps. In that situation, this process may be useful. So read on to determine how to claim your privacy back in Windows 8.

Some steps to prevent apps from spying on your location in Windows 8.

Step 1

First of all we have to move to the Start screen window of Windows 8.


Step 2

Then we press the shortcut key Window + I, and click "change PC setting" link at the bottom of the sidebar.


Step 3

When the new Immersive Control Panel opens, head on over to the General section.


Step 4

Then we click the Privacy section in the PC Settings window.


Step 5

On the right-hand side we will see a setting allowing apps to use our location.


Step 6

You need to turn it off by moving the slider to the left.


Step 7

That's all there is to it.

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