How Bing uses your location

How Bing uses your location to provide more relevant search results

When you search on Bing it can use the location of your device to better respond to your search queries and to provide you with relevant information, such as the closest coffee shops. This location can be determined by using a variety of techniques, including WiFi databases, cell tower location databases, and GPS.

How to share your location with Bing

If you haven't previously allowed or blocked a location request from Bing, you'll see a prompt asking for your location. If you allow Bing to use this information, your browser's location will be shared, leading to more accurate local search results.

Screenshot of browser asking for location

How to edit your location in Bing

When you search for something local without including a location, Bing will show the current location it's detecting for you.

Screenshot of restaurants nears me

You can click Change to adjust your location. Click Allow to allow Bing to access your current location. You can also enter it manually. If you choose to allow Bing to access your current location, you'll see a prompt asking for your location (if you haven't previously allowed or blocked a location request from Bing).

When you click Allow in your browser's popup, Bing will use your location to provide local search results.

When you enter your location manually, Bing will use that location temporarily. To make it your permanent location, click Remember this location. The location will be saved and used for future searches.

How to turn location access on and off

You can allow or deny access to your location. Below are instructions for different browsers.

Edge and Chrome

When a website asks for your location, a warning will appear at the top of the page

  • To let the site use your location, click Allow
  • To block requests from the site to use your location, click Block
  • If you don't want the site to use your location during your current session, close the popup

To reset location settings for Bing:

  • Click the lock icon in the address bar
  • Click Site settings
  • Under Permissions, go to Location and update permissions

Internet Explorer

When a website asks you for your location, a warning appears at the bottom of the page.

  • To let the site use your location, click Yes
  • To block requests from the site to use your location, click No
  • If you don't want the site to use your location during your current session, click the X to close the waring window

To reset location settings for Bing:

  • Click the lock icon in the address bar
  • Go to Website permissions
  • Turn location on or off

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