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How to block location access in Google Chrome [Android Guide]

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One of the best thing about smartphones is that they come with GPS (Global Positioning System). GPS becomes very useful when you want to find your way out of something. It takes help of the satellites up there in the orbit to tell you your position on Earth. Not being restricted to Military purpose, GPS is now used commercially as well, be it in your smartphones or the navigation system in your vehicles. Throw in Google Maps and you have a winning combo.

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Nowadays, the websites you visit want to know your location. The reasons might differ, but most of the times it is to serve you with region specific content and advertisements. Some might do it for good purpose (which is very rare) while some might have malign intentions. E-Commerce websites might show you the best deals available in your region, while technology blogs might show the trending topic. These are just examples. A lot is possible.

There are two types of location – coarse and fine. Coarse location is based on the network, be it cellular network or Wi-Fi network. Whereas, fine location is totally based on the GPS installed in your smartphone. If you use Google Chrome for browsing the websites/blogs and don’t want the websites/blogs to know your location, we show you how to block location access in Google Chrome so that your location remains undisclosed.

How to block location access in Google Chrome

Step 1: Open Google Chrome and tap on the ‘three-dot button‘ located at the top-right corner of the browser. Tap on ‘Settings‘ after that.

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Step 2: In the ‘Settings‘ menu, scroll down and tap on ‘Site settings‘. After that, tap on ‘Location‘.

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Step 3: There will be a toggle button provided against the ‘Location’ option, toggle it to block location access in Google Chrome to all the websites visited.

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Doing this will block location access to all the websites/blogs that you visit from within Google Chrome.

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