There are many apps that we run on our Windows 10 computers that require determining the device’s location in order to work efficiently. The simplest example of this would be that of a clock which needs your location to determine the time-zone you’re in.
While computers and laptops have their own methods to deduce their location, these methods can often fail usually in the case of desktops. However, Windows 10 allows you to set a default location that will be picked up by all the apps in case they can’t figure out the location by themselves.
Thus you can set the app location to wherever you desire, but there is no option to just change your location. It has to be done through the maps app. So let’s get to it.
Set default location for Windows 10 Apps
- Launch the “Maps” app from the Start menu.
- Click the “…” button in the top right corner of the maps window. Then select the “Settings” option from the drop-down menu.
- A new dialogue box will open up. In this dialogue box, click on the “Change default location” button.
- A map will open up on your screen with a small “Default Location” box on it. In the box, click on the “Set default location” button.
- Now there are two methods using which you can set your default location: you can either type in the exact street address you want to set as the default address, or you can point the address on the map.
- If you’re changing the location on a desktop, choose the location your desktop is located at. In the case of a laptop or tablet, choose the location the device is most used at.
- Your location has now been set. In case you ever want to change it in the future, follow steps 1-4 and then click on “Clear” to remove any previously set default location or “Change” to remove the previous location and set a new one.
Not that this location will only be used by apps when Windows cannot detect your location by itself. You can also set different locations for different apps you use according to your convenience.
So this was our article on how to set the default location for Windows 10 apps. Have any queries? Get back to us using the comments section below and stay tuned for more useful articles.