Xbox location service and privacy

Some apps and services need to know your specific location to work correctly. To provide maps to help you on your way or a list of shops and restaurants near you, many apps and services request location info from your device. The Xbox location service tells your apps and services where you are, so you can discover new places and get where you want to go.

When we collect data, we want to make sure it’s the right choice for you. That’s why we provide info about the location service and settings described here.

How location settings work

The first time an app that uses the location service needs your device location, it requests your permission. If you give an app permission but change your mind later, follow the steps below to change what apps can access your location info.

Note

For exceptions to location settings, please read all app privacy policies to learn more about how those apps and services use your Xbox’s location.

How to control location history and settings

Location settings let you control which apps can use your device location.

To turn location service on or off:

  1. On your Xbox, double-tap the Xbox button to open the guide, then select Settings > All settings > Account > Privacy & online safety > App privacy > Location.
  2. Select or clear Location on to turn it on or off.

To change whether a specific app can have access to your location:

  1. On your Xbox, open the guide, and select Settings > All settings > Account > Privacy & online safety > App privacy > Location.
  2. Turn each app on or off where it appears under Choose which apps can use your location. If Location is turned off for your user account, you won't be able to turn on location settings for individual apps.