Control Android Google location services

This policy controls the initial state of Google location services.

When this policy is not configured or set to GoogleLocationServicesDisabled, Google location services are initially disabled.

When this policy is set to GoogleLocationServicesEnabled, Google location services are initially enabled.

When this policy is set to GoogleLocationServicesUnderUserControl, the user is asked to choose whether to use Google location services. This will allow Android apps to use the services to query the device location, and also will enable submitting of anonymous location data to Google.

Note that this policy controls the state of Google location services during initial setup only. The user can open Android settings afterward and turn Google location services on/off.

Note that this policy is ignored and Google location services are always disabled when the DefaultGeolocationSetting policy is set to BlockGeolocation.

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

Control Android Google location services


  1. Google location services disabled
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\ChromeOS
    Value NameArcGoogleLocationServicesEnabled
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. User decides whether to enable Google location services
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\ChromeOS
    Value NameArcGoogleLocationServicesEnabled
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Google location services enabled
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\ChromeOS
    Value NameArcGoogleLocationServicesEnabled
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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