Turn On and Off Location Sharing in Edge

Let’s learn how to Turn On and Off Location Sharing in Edge. Microsoft Edge is a powerful web browser with several helpful features and updates. Currently, the location facility is used by everyone in their day-to-day lives.

Microsoft operates a location service that provides the exact geographic location of your Windows service. The Microsoft Edge browser is user-friendly and easy to understand. Its security features help keep you safe in the digital world.

Microsoft Edge enables location by default. When a site requests your location, the Edge browser simultaneously asks for permission. This option helps you disable the feature you didn’t allow to share your locations.

The Location feature is an inbuilt option in Microsoft Edge. It helps you find the correct mapping service and gives the right destination, allowing only the user’s choice.

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What are the Advantages of Disabling Edge Browser Location?

MS Edge Browser Location Disable Enable Options

Edge Location is one of the greatest features that helps you share your location. This feature allows you to access different types of websites in Edge Browser. The following are the advantages of disabling Edge browser location.

1. It helps to protect your browsing data
2. It helps to avoid selling things to you by using browsing information
3. It allows you to avoid data sharing with other companies
4. It helps to maintain the security and privacy of your Edge Browser

Turn On and Off Location Sharing in Edge

Microsoft Edge brings several new features that help users a lot. To use the Location option in the Edge browser, which is already enabled on your PCs, turn it on. The screenshots below clearly show how to access the inbuilt feature.

  • Select Microsoft Edge in the Start Menu
Turn On and Off Location Sharing in Edge - Fig.1
Turn On and Off Location Sharing in Edge – Fig.1

After selecting Microsoft Edge from the Start menu, click the 3 dots (settings and more) from the right side. Select the Settings option from the window.

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Turn On and Off Location Sharing in Edge - Fig.2
Turn On and Off Location Sharing in Edge – Fig.2

After selecting the settings, you will see another window: choose Cookies and Site permissions from Settings. The All permissions box is available on the right side of Cookies and site permissions.

  • Select Cookies and Site Permissions from Settings menu/option
  • Select the Location and click the arrow to continue
Turn On and Off Location Sharing in Edge - Fig.3
Turn On and Off Location Sharing in Edge – Fig.3

You will get a new window that shows the site permissions or locations. The ” Ask before accessing “ (recommended)option is visible. After selecting the location, this feature is enabled by default.

If you search for a new site, it asks your location for continuation. If you enable this option here, the browser asks for your permission to access some sites. It is beneficial for your security.

Turn On and Off Location Sharing in Edge - Fig.4
Turn On and Off Location Sharing in Edge – Fig.4

You can easily disable this option from your Microsoft Edge browser. This can be done by selecting the Cookies and site permissions from Edge Settings. This feature helps you to block sites.

How to Disable Location in Microsoft Edge
To disable location, toggle the pane to the left
Turn On and Off Location Sharing in Edge – Table 1
Turn On and Off Location Sharing in Edge - Fig.5
Turn On and Off Location Sharing in Edge – Fig.5

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Sumitha was introduced to the world of computers when she was very young. She loves to help users with their Windows 11 and related queries. She is here to share quick news, tips and tricks with Windows security.

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