In order for NetSpot to work with Wi-Fi on macOS 13 Ventura, macOS 12 Monterey, macOS 11 Big Sur, macOS 10.15 Catalina and macOS 10.14 Mojave, it needs access to your Location services. It’s a mandatory requirement for all macOS apps working with Wi-Fi.
If the Location services are not enabled for NetSpot, there is no way for the app to access the Wi-Fi data on macOS 13 Ventura, macOS 12 Monterey, macOS 11 Big Sur, macOS 10.15 Catalina and macOS 10.14 Mojave.
How to Enable Location Services for NetSpot on macOS 13 Ventura
Follow these steps to enable location services in macOS 13 Ventura:
- Open “System Settings…” from the Apple menu in the upper left corner of your screen.
- Click the Privacy & Security option in the sidebar.
- Select Location Services and make sure the main switch is turned on ( ).
- Now find NetSpot on the list and Turn Location Services on for it.
- Enter your password or use Touch ID to allow this change.
How to Enable Location Services on macOS 12, 11, 10.15 and 10.14
Follow these steps to enable location services in macOS 12 Monterey, macOS 11 Big Sur, macOS 10.15 Catalina and macOS 10.14 Mojave:
- Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu.
- Click the Security & Privacy icon in the System Preferences window.
- Click the Privacy tab.
- If the padlock icon in the lower left is locked ( ), click it and enter an admin name and password to unlock it ( ).
- Select Location Services.
- Check the “Enable Location Services” checkbox.
With the help of Location Services you can decide which apps and websites are authorized to collect and use information based on the current location of your computer. The approximate location of your computer is determined with the help of the data provided by surrounding wireless networks. Location Services collects data in such a way that it doesn’t personally identify or expose you, according to the information provided on Apple support pages.
In the Location Services list you can see a toggle switch next to every app and service you can allow or restrict the access to your current location information for. Whenever you change Location Services settings, you’ll be asked to enter your password or use Touch ID to confirm modifications. If you turn Location Services off for an app, you’ll be prompted for permission the next time that app requests to use your location data.
Location Services indicator
If an app is currently using Location Services, an arrow indicator () appears in the menu bar. Click it to see which apps are using Location Services. If an app has requested your location within the last 24 hours, an arrow indicator () appears to the right of the app name in System Preferences.
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