Location feature is not turned off after you enable "Turn off location" policy setting in Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1

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This article describes an issue that occurs after you turn off the location feature in Group Policy setting in Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1. You can resolve this issue by using the update in this article. Before you install this update, check out the Prerequisites section.

Symptoms


Applications that use the geofencing APIs still receive geofencing events that contain location coordinates, even after the location service is turned off in Group Policy.

Cause


This issue occurs because the function that checks for the permission checks only the policy manager and does not check the legacy "Turn off location" registry value.

How to obtain this update

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Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as an Important update on Windows Update. For more information on how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 Download Download the package now.
Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 can be obtained only from Windows Update.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Update detail information

Prerequisites

To install this update, you must have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed in Windows 8.1.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information


For more information about geofencing, see Windows.Devices.Geolocation.Geofencing namespace.

References


See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.