What is a consistent location-based experience?
When you consent to using a consistent location-based experience, Microsoft can use the location information it has for you and apply it across other Microsoft products you have also given this consent to. Location information helps us show places that are relevant to where you are. For example, your frequently visited locations and important locations will be the same for all products where you turned on a location-based experience.
How is my location information used?
Microsoft uses location information from your phone to provide a consistent experience across Microsoft products.
What location information is collected?
When you consent to using a consistent location-based experience in a Microsoft mobile app, we may collect latitude, longitude, and motion data from your phone or tablet using GPS, cellular network, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Learn more about location services in the Privacy Statement
How can I see my location information?
Go to the Microsoft privacy dashboard, sign in with your personal or home Microsoft account (MSA), select My activity, and then under Filter by data type, select Locations. You’ll see all the location information associated with your account and how to stop providing your location.
Can anyone see where I am?
Sharing your location information is your choice. Your location information is yours and will not be sold or traded.
How is my data secure?
We abide by the Microsoft Privacy Principles and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We do not sell or trade your data. We do collect it to provide you with a consistent location-based experience and to improve how Microsoft products work according to the Microsoft Privacy Statement.
How can I opt out of consistent location-based experiences?
You determine the location settings for each individual app. To stop current location use, find the desired app in your phone settings and adjust the location permissions. When you turn off location permissions, you stop that particular app from collecting any new location information with your phone.
On iOS, go to Privacy > Location Services and then select the Microsoft app you want to adjust location permissions for.
On Android, go to Settings > Apps, select the Microsoft app you want to adjust location permissions for, and then select Permissions > Location.
How can I delete my data?
Your location information is stored for up to 90 days, but you can choose to delete it at any time. Deleting or turning off location information can impact your consistent location-based experience.
If you have a personal or home Microsoft account (MSA), go to the Microsoft privacy dashboard, select My activity, and then under Filter by data type, select Locations > Clear activity.