January 1, 2016
The new USTA.com wants to provide you with meaningful and relevant content about the sport you love. Some websites, like this one, use location services to do just that. When enabled, location services can provide your exact location to the website so the stories and/or data can match up with where you are.
Coming soon is a zip code search feature that is not dependent upon your browser or mobile device setting. Until then, here are helpful tips and instructions on how to get the most out of USTA.com.
How to Enable Location Services on Google Chrome
Enabling Location Services on Chrome PC
- Launch Google Chrome. Look for Google Chrome on your computer and open it. The web browser will load.
- Open the Settings menu. Click the button with three horizontal bars on the upper right corner of the browser. ADVERTISEMENT This will bring down the main menu. Scroll down and click “Settings.” The Settings page will load in a new tab.
- Show Advanced settings. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the “Show advanced settings” link to expand the Settings page. Further settings will be displayed.
- Enable location services. Go to the Location section and tick the option for “Allow all sites to track your physical location.” Click on the Done button to save your change and exit the window. You’ve now turned on location services and allowed websites to know and track your current location.
Enabling Location Services on Chrome Mobile App (iOS)
- Launch Settings. Look for the Settings app on your iOS device and tap on it.
- Go to Location Services. Tap “Privacy” from the Settings menu, then tap “Location Services.”
- Enable Location Services. Tap the Location Services option’s toggle button to green. Location Services is now enabled for your iOS device.
- Enable for Chrome. Even though Location Services is already active, you may have to individually allow your apps access to it.
- On the lower part of the Location Services screen is the list of apps using Location Services. Look for Chrome there and tap on it. Select “While Using the App” to allow Chrome access to your location while it’s active.
- You may now exit the Settings app and use Chrome with location services enabled for it.
Enabling Location Services on Chrome Mobile App (Android)
- Launch Chrome. Look for the Chrome app on your Android device and tap on it. The web browser app will load.
- Go to Settings. Tap the button with three vertical dots at the top right corner to bring down the menu. Tap on “Settings” from here, and the Settings screen will load.
- Go to Site settings. Tap “Site settings” under the Advanced section of the Settings menu. The “Site settings” screen will load.
- Tap “Location” from the menu. The Location screen will load displaying options for Location.
- Enable Location. Tap the “Change” button beside the Location option, and then tap the toggle button for the “Let Google apps access your location” option to ON. Location services is now enabled for Chrome.
- This setting is for Google apps only, and might not necessary enable location services for the other apps on your Android device.
How to Turn on Location Settings in Internet Explorer 11
Turn on Location Sharing in Internet Explorer. Following are the steps to enable current location.
- Open Modern Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) from Start Screen.
- While in modern IE11, Open Charms bar and click on Settings.
- Click on Privacy.
- Ensure that, “Location Option” is on.
How to Turn On Locations Settings in Firefox
Tap the menu icon (either below the screen on some devices or at the top-right corner of the browser) and then tap Settings (you may need to tap More first). Within the Settings screen tap Mozilla. Scroll down the page to Mozilla Location Service. Tap the check box to enable Mozilla Location Service.
How to Turn on Location Services on an iPhone or iPad
- Open Settings.
- Tap Privacy.
- Tap Location Services.
- Slide the button next to Location Services to the "On" position.
- Open your iPhone’s Settings app. This is the app with the gray cogs icon, usually found on one of your home screens or in a folder labeled “Utilities.”
- If you can’t find the “Settings” app, swipe down on your home screen and enter "Settings" in the Spotlight search bar.
- Tap Privacy. You'll find this at the bottom of the third group of options.
- Tap Location Services. This will take you to a menu where you can manage your location services.
- Slide the button next to Location Services to the "On" position. You'll see a list of apps appear once the service is enabled.
- If this slider is disabled, Location Services may be disabled in the "Restrictions" menu. See the next section for details.
How to Change Location Settings in Windows 8
Windows 8 includes a built-in location platform that informs apps, web pages, and networks of your regional location. This service tailors ads and content to best suit your needs. You can easily change your regional location settings from the Control Panel app; you can also alter your network location status from "Public" to "Home" and vice versa.
Changing Regional Location Settings
- Click the "File Explorer" icon. File Explorer is the folder-shaped icon next to the Start menu.
- Click the "Desktop" option. You can find "Desktop" in the left-hand sidebar of the File Explorer menu.
- Double-click the "Control Panel" option. This will open the Control Panel app, from which you can alter your system's settings. You can also open Control Panel by holding down ⊞ Win and tapping X, then clicking the "Control Panel" option in the resulting pop-up menu.
- Double-click the "Clock, Language, and Region" option. This section of Control Panel lets you alter you time and date, preferred language, and regional location.
- Click "Change Location" under the "Region" section. "Region" is at the bottom of the "Clock, Language, and Region" menu.
- Click the "Location" tab. You can select a regional location from this section.
- Click the field under "Home location". This will prompt a drop-down menu with different country options. Changing this option is helpful if you recently moved or if you never set your country to begin with.
- Select your country of residence. If you don't see your country immediately, try scrolling down.
- Click "OK" to confirm your changes. You have successfully changed your regional location settings!
Changing Network Location Settings
- Make sure you are logged onto your preferred wifi network. You'll need to be actively using your wifi network in order to make changes to its location settings.
- To log onto a wifi network, click the wifi symbol in the toolbar in the lower right-hand corner of your screen, then click your preferred network's name. You may have to enter a password before you can log on.
- Click the wifi symbol in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. This will open the network menu, from which you can select your current network.
- Right-click your chosen network. This will prompt a drop-down menu with network settings choices.
- Click "Turn sharing on or off". Network sharing is optimal for private networks, since you don't have to worry about an unwanted member stealing your data via network share.
- Review your options. When you first register a network, Windows asks if the network is "Home," "Work," or "Public"; your chosen category dictates the security settings for that network. Changing network sharing settings can alter your initial settings--for example, if you accidentally set your home network as a "Public" one, selecting "Turn on sharing..." will reformat the network to give it private attributes.
- Click "No, don't turn on sharing or connect to devices" if you want your network to have public attributes. This will prevent your computer from being visible to other computers and devices (e.g., Bluetooth speakers or printers). If you do this while at home, you won't be able to use your other home-networked devices from your computer.
- Click "Yes, turn on sharing and connect to devices" if you want your network to have private attributes. This will make your computer visible to other computers and devices, effectively bypassing the traditional "Private" network security. Be careful about doing this in a public location, since it can allow potentially harmful sources to access your computer.
- Return to your desktop. You have successfully altered your network location settings!