Enable or disable mobile device location services

Enable location services on your mobile device to allow the interactive features of Yahoo apps and pages to display location based information like weather, news, and local search results.

iOS

Safari

  1. From your Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Reset.
  4. Tap Reset Location & Privacy.
    - The "Reset Settings" window appears.
  5. Tap Reset.
  6. Go to your Home Screen.
  7. Tap Settings.
  8. Tap Privacy.
  9. Tap Location Services.
  10. Make sure Location Services are enabled.

Apps

  1. From your Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Privacy.
  3. Tap Location Services.
  4. Make sure device-wide Location Services are enabled.
  5. Make sure location services are enabled for each Yahoo app.

  Tip: If you don’t see the Yahoo app listed under ”Location Services,” open the Yahoo app and do an action that requires location.

Android

Android settings

  1. From your Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Location.
  3. Select On.

Firefox

  1. Open Firefox for Android.
  2. Go to http://search.yahoo.com/.
  3. Press the Menu button on your device.
  4. Tap Page.
  5. Tap Edit Site Settings.
  6. Tap Clear.

Chrome for Android

  1. From your Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Location.
  3. Select On.
  4. Open Chrome.
  5. Tap the Customize Chrome icon .
  6. Tap Settings.
  7. Tap Content settings.
  8. Tap Website settings.
  9. Open the Yahoo site you’re trying to use.
  10. Select Location Access so the line reads “This site can access your location.”
  11. Repeat steps 1-10 for all other Yahoo sites.

Native Android browser

  1. From your Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Location.
  3. Select On.
  4. Open the Android Web Browser.
  5. Press the Menu button on your device.
  6. Tap Settings.
  7. Tap Advanced.
  8. Tap Websites.
  9. Tap a Yahoo site that has a detection icon (x).
  10. Tap Clear Location Access under “The site can’t current access your location.”
  11. Repeat steps 4-10 for each Yahoo site.
  12. Go to the Yahoo site you’re trying to use.
  13. Retry to detect your location.
  14. Select Remember this choice, then tap Allow.

Apps

First make sure Location is turned on in your settings.

  1. From your Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Location.
  3. Select On.
  4. Tap Mode.
  5. Select High accuracy to use GPS, Wi-Fi, and cellular networks to help identify location.

Then give each app access to your location.

  1. From your Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Select an app in the Apps list.
  4. Tap Permissions.
  5. Toggle Location On.
Set your locations for Aviate

Set your home and work locations to use the location-specific features in Aviate (make sure your work location is more than 150 meters away from your home location).