Google Chrome browser allows you to enable location tracking. You will be able to do this on the mobile version, as well as on the desktop version, although the desktop version of Chrome will still have access to your location, even if the site you are visiting does not have access to it.
Method 1 of 3: On the desktop version
Step 1. Open
The app icon represents a red, green, yellow, and blue sphere.
Step 2. Press ⋮
This button is located in the upper right corner of the window. A drop-down menu will appear.
Step 3. Click Settings
This link will appear towards the bottom of the drop-down menu.
Step 4. Scroll down the page and select Advanced Settings
This link will be at the bottom of the page. Pressing advanced settings, you will have access to more options further down the page.
Step 5. Click on Privacy and Security
You will find this link in the menu on the left of the page. Then choose Site settings.
Step 6. Click Position
This link will be located in the center of the page, in the Permissions section.
Step 7. Tap Request permission before accessing
The button will turn gray. You will know that the sites which ask for your location will automatically access it.
- If you don't mind manually allowing access to your location on different sites, you can leave the Ask permission before accessing setting (recommended). This will allow you to allow access to your location for trusted sites, and block it for other sites.
- When the Ask permission before accessing button is blue, sites asking for your location will display a popup window in the upper left corner of the page, offering an allow button and a block button.
Method 2 of 3: On an iPhone
Step 1. Go to settings
from your phone.
It will be the gray small gear icon. Usually it will be on the home screen.
Step 2. Scroll down and select
You will find this option in the list of applications towards the bottom of the page.
Step 3. Click Position
This link will be located at the top of the Chrome page.
Step 4. Choose When I use the app
This will allow Google Chrome to access the phone's location when you are using the app, but not when the app is closed.
Method 3 of 3: On Android
Step 1. Open
Tap the Chrome app icon. This looks like a red, yellow, green and blue sphere.
Step 2. Click ⋮
This link will be located in the upper right corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.
Step 3. Go to Settings
This option will be at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
Step 4. Continue to Site Settings
This link will be in the section advanced settings.
Step 5. Click Position
This option will be at the top of the page.
Step 6. Move the gray button
It will turn blue
. Google will now be able to track the location of the device when you use Chrome, which will allow some sites to send you personalized information.