How to Block Location for Particular Site in Chrome for Android


Google Chrome is probably the best web browser in terms of speed and accessibility. However, it gathers a lot of information about you, your device and usage. Although, there are so many other web browsers for Android, but most of people often prefer Chrome because of two reasons. It helps users to get a better view of webpage and second, Chrome is a built-in app of most of the Android mobiles. Anyway, if you are using Chrome on Android mobile and want to block location for particular site, here is a guide.

You know that, Google Chrome needs to gather location information to display better local search result. To upgrade the user experience, you should definitely enable the location service. For example, if you make search for “best restaurants for Thai food in New York”, you will get better result if you have enabled location service for Google or any other search engine. Now, if you want to block certain website from gathering your location information from Google Chrome for Android, here you go.

How to Block Location for Particular Site in Chrome for Android

You can simply disable the location service for your Android mobile. But that will block different things and it will hurt your user experience for sure. Therefore, to block location for particular site in Chrome for Android, you can make use of the built-in option that is being provided by Google Chrome itself. You will not have to install any third party software or do anything else in order to block location service for particular website.


Block Location for Particular Site in Chrome for Android

This is however very easy and not much time consuming. At first, open Chrome and go to Settings. For that, just tap on the menu button (three dotted line) and tap on the Settings option.

How to Block Location for Particular Site in Chrome for Android

Now, go to Site Settings from the next screen. Here, you will get various things like Cookies, Camera, Microphone, JavaScript etc. along with Location. Just tap on this option to change location access of particular website.

How to Block Location for Particular Site in Chrome for Android

Following that, you will get all the websites those are currently using your location service of your mobile.

How to Block Location for Particular Site in Chrome for Android

You can either turn off the Location for all websites at once by toggling the top right side button or you can turn that off for particular website. To do so, just tap on the website that is currently using your location. You will get a screen something like this,

How to Block Location for Particular Site in Chrome for Android

Tap on Location Access and select Block.

How to Block Location for Particular Site in Chrome for Android

That’s it! Now, that website will not use location service of your mobile in Chrome for Android.

You can disable location service using the advanced app permission manager of Android Marshmallow.