How to turn on, turn off Location Sensing on Windows 7 and Windows 8

Not only can phones locate you, but on many laptops and desktops, there is also a location determination feature built into the hardware. Location Sensing on Windows 7 and Windows 8 is disabled by default. This article will show you how to turn on and off location sensing features on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

 

Not only can phones locate you, but on many laptops and desktops, there is also a location determination feature built into the hardware. Location Sensing on Windows 7 and Windows 8 is disabled by default. This article will show you how to turn on and turn off Location Sensing on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

How to enable or disable the Location Sensing feature on Windows 7

Step 1: Open the Start menu.

Step 2: In the search box, type " sensor " (without quotes).

Step 3: In the Control Panel list, select " Enable location and other sensors ".

Step 4: A list of installed sensors will appear.

Step 5: Enable or disable this feature by using the checkbox next to Sensor. See the picture below.

Step 6 : Click ' Apply '.

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When a program or service requires location information from a Sensor, Windows 7 displays a small icon in the notification area (system tray).

How to enable or disable the Location Sension feature in Windows 8

Step 1 : Open Control Panel .

Step 2 : In the Control Panel search box, enter " sensor " (without quotes).

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Step 3: Click ' Change location setting s'.

Step 4 : The dialog box shown below will appear.

Step 5 : In this setting, you can select the option to allow users to turn on Location Sensing feature for each application (requires administrative rights if using this setting).

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Check location activity in Windows 7

The Event Viewer is used to view the location request log that has been made.

Step 1: Open the Start menu .

Step 2: In the search box, type " sensor " (without quotes).

Step 3 : In the Control Panel list, select ' View location activity '.

The figure below shows the sample log.

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I wish you all success!

See more:

  1. Determine the geographic location of a PC using Windows 7
  2. Applications that track user location
  3. Turn off location tracking on Windows 10
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