Google Keeps Asking iOS Users: "Would Like To Use Your Location"

Feb 1, 2013 • 8:23 am | comments (16) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

A Google Web Search Help thread has several reports over the last several days of iOS users, Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, complaining that every time they go to Google, they are asked "Google would like to use your location," yes or no.

Google Would Like To Use Your Location

Now, the bug isn't the prompt, it is that even if you answer yes, allow or no, don't allow, Google still keeps asking. It is like Google doesn't remember your answer. To me, it seems like an issue with cookies on iOS devices are being mixed up.

One user explained his frustration:

I don't care if Google knows my location but even when I "allow" it the dialogue box asks me every time I open the google main page or navigate through it or back to it. The constant appearance of the question is what troubles me not giving away my location.

I am using an original iPad with the most recent iOS. Any ideas how to stop this?

Googlers are trying to get to the bottom of this by asking questions and digging into more details.

Jacqueline from Google said:

Thanks for reporting the problem, everyone. We're looking into it right now.

I was not able to replicate this myself.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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