Prevent Windows 8.1 and Apps from Accessing your Location

To prevent Windows 8.1 and other installed apps from accessing your location, follow the below procedure:
  • Open the Charms bar (Windows key + C) > Settings.
  • Click on Change PC Settings > Privacy.
  • Go to the Location tab
  • Toggle "Let Windows and apps use my location" off.

Published by jak58. Latest update on April 29, 2015 at 07:44 AM by jak58.
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