Local Results (Desktop)

We will sometimes serve localized results (for searches like "restaurants nearby") while still keeping you completely anonymous. Read more about how it works.

For some search results you can opt-in to anonymously and securely use your browser location, in accordance with our privacy policy. This will help further improve the accuracy and relevancy of search results.

If you experience problems trying to enable your location:

  • Ensure you have a strong WiFi or Cellular connection.
  • Try re-starting your web browser.
  • Using the instructions below, ensure you have Location Services enabled.

Desktop | Mobile:

Chrome & Firefox:

  1. Click the lock icon on the address bar.
  2. Ensure location access is allowed.
  3. Reload DuckDuckGo, and try again.

If the browser location in Firefox remains unavailable, then go to ≡ Menu > Preferences > Privacy & Security > Permissions > Location > Settings, and ensure 'Block new requests asking to access your location' is unchecked. Reload DuckDuckGo, and try again.

Safari:

  1. On your Mac, open 'System Preferences'.
  2. Open 'Security & Privacy', then 'Privacy'.
  3. Ensure 'Enable Location Services' is enabled.
  4. Ensure 'Safari' is enabled.
  5. Reload DuckDuckGo, and try again.

If the browser location in Safari remains unavailable, then go to Safari > Preferences > Websites > Location, and ensure DuckDuckGo is allowed location access. Reload DuckDuckGo, and try again.

Edge:

  1. Open Settings (Win+I)
  2. Open 'Privacy', then 'Location'.
  3. Ensure 'Location' is enabled.
  4. Reload DuckDuckGo, and try again.

If the browser location in Edge remains unavailable, then click the lock icon on the address bar, and ensure location access is allowed. Reload DuckDuckGo, and try again.

You can disable your location again anytime. To do so, simply scroll down to the "Location" section on Settings and select "Clear", or manually clear your browser cookies for DuckDuckGo.