Windows 10: Location Privacy

Discus and support Location Privacy in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello Long time ago I was using these keys to disable or turn off privacy / location: ;Location Device Off... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Kishvand, May 29, 2019.

  1. Kishvand Win User

    Location Privacy


    Hello
    Long time ago I was using these keys to disable or turn off privacy / location:

    ;Location Device Off
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lfsvc\Service\Configuration]
    "Status"=dword:00000000

    ;Location Service Off
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DeviceAccess\Global\{BFA794E4-F964-4FDB-90F6-51056BFE4B44}]
    "Value"="Deny"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Sensor\Permissions\{BFA794E4-F964-4FDB-90F6-51056BFE4B44}]
    "SensorPermissionState"=dword:00000000

    I found this post:
    Turn On or Off Location Services in Windows 10
    And it works now on 1903, but it seems that my keys above are no longer working on 1903.
    Am I right? Are above keys obsolete and no longer being used?
    thanks

    :)
     
    Kishvand, May 29, 2019
    #1

  2. my location on maps app is wrong.

    Hi Don,

    I suggest you to follow the below methods and check if it helps.

    Kindly follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    • Type Location privacy settings in search bar
      and click on Location privacy settings.
    • Here you can enable/disable the Location.
    • You may try to Enable/Disable the Maps app to use the
      location
      or not from the apps list.

    Please get back to us with an update on this issue, we will be happy to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Karthicka_R, May 29, 2019
    #2
  3. Karen Her Win User
    Location setting

    Hi,



    This issue could occur due to incorrect location settings or it would depend on your IP address. We suggest you to check the location settings of your PC, and check if it helps. Here are the steps:

    • Click the Start button, and select Settings.
    • Go to Privacy, and choose Location.
    • Make sure that the Location service is On.


    If issue persists, then it has something to do with your IP address. It’s because the location detected depends on the location set on your IP address.



    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Karen Her, May 29, 2019
    #3
  4. Ripper3 Win User

    Location Privacy

    FS/FT Thread title location

    One more suggestion for B/S/T forum is the inclusion of a location made mandatory.
    I know it's already possible, but there's a limited choice in locations, and not many people use it, assuming that because they're in the US, they don't need to.
    The problem from this comes when they state quite clearly (although sometimes not clearly at all), they only ship to the US.
    Making location mandatory in the thread title would save a bit of time and hassle, and would make searching the forum easier.

    A suggestion for this: use the poster's location, if they've added a correct location, as the default.

    It's not like it's an issue of privacy, the poster will tell where they're from within the post in a round-about way.

    Not a big suggestion, but I thought I'd throw it in there.
     
    Ripper3, May 29, 2019
    #4
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