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Turn Location-Based Services On or Off

Enable location-based services to allow apps and websites, such as social networks or maps, to estimate your current location. Location-based services are turned off by default. Help for Kindle Fire HD (3rd Generation), Kindle Fire HDX 7" (3rd Generation), and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" (3rd Generation).

Your location is determined by:

  • The networks detected by your Fire tablet (like Wi-Fi routers and their signal strength)

Note: The accuracy of location-based services depends on a variety of connectivity and geographic factors that can impact on the accuracy of the results. Location-based services are not intended to be relied upon in situations where precise location information is needed.

To do this:

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and then tap Wireless.
  2. Tap Location-Based Services.
  3. Tap On to enable location-based services, or tap Off to turn off location-based services. When location-based services are enabled, a location location icon 
				icon will appear in the top right corner whenever an app or a website is accessing your location information.

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