Enable Location Services on a per App Basis Without Admin Privileges

New Contributor II

Any MacOS device that's released into our production environment has location services enabled in the operating system. However, there has been a request to enable location services in Apps such as Chrome and Siri, which require admin privileges to unlock the Privacy settings. Is there any way this can be done via configuration profile or script? If this has already been answered, I apologize. I can't find anything on doing this on a per app basis though.


Contributor II

Location Services cannot be managed by an MDM. that is strictly a user controlled function that Apple currently has no plans on changing.

Legendary Contributor II

Just posting here to follow this thread, because I'm also in need of some way to enable Location Services for specific apps. None of our end users have admin rights, nor will they ever, except perhaps on a very temporary basis. But until we're in that place to allow that, I'm trying to understand how a standard user can enable this for applications. There doesn't seem to be any way.

New Contributor

Check the apps PPPC, some apps don't use macOS location services...