Windows 10: How to enable location services?

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  1. How to enable location services?


    I am seeing the below and cannot change location settings. This is a private computer (not managed by an organisation or such).


    How to enable location services? 69d59f7e-fa92-4f56-96e4-00fdc4bda6ff?upload=true.png

    :)
     
    Daniel_113, Jun 8, 2019
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  2. Location service is greyed out

    Hi Shahriar,

    Thank you for responding.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused for you, I suggest you to try the below troubleshooting steps and check If it helps.

    Step 1: Steps to turn on the Location settings.

    • Login as an administrator.
    • Press Windows key, type Location settings and select
      Change location settings.
    • Check whether Location for this device is On by clicking on
      Change
      .
    • Also turn on Location as well.

    Step 2: And as you are unable to set the service Geolocation service to automatic, I suggest you to run SFC scan and check.

    System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files.

    Follow the below steps:


    • Right click on the Start button, click on
      Command Prompt (Admin).

    • Type “sfc /scannow” without the quotes and hit
      Enter.

    • After the scan, restart the computer and check for the issue.

    Try to set the service to automatic by following the steps provided in the above post by Praveen Venugopal.

    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of the issue, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jun 8, 2019
    #2
  3. Windows 10 location Service

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I understand your inconvenience. We will assist you with it.
    • Are you using domain network?

    Location controls might be turned off or on, and you may be unable to change these settings, if you’re using a device assigned to you by your workplace, or if you’re using a personal device at your workplace. If that’s the case, Some settings are managed
    by your organization will appear at the top of the location settings page.

    I would suggest you to follow the below path and check if it helps.

    • Select the Start icon on your taskbar, and then select Settings > Privacy > Location.

    I would suggest you to check if the Geo Location service is enabled and started. If not you have to Enable and start the service. follow the below steps:

    • Press Windows key + R.
    • Type Services.msc In the search box.
    • Select Geo Location services.
    • Right click on it.
    • Go to properties and change start up type to automatic.
    I would also suggest you to check refer the suggestions from the below article and check if it helps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/location-service-privacy

    I hope this information is helpful.

    Please do let us know if you need any further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Rajeshwari_Patil, Jun 8, 2019
    #3
  4. Erika Aro Win User

    How to enable location services?

    Location icon grayed out and not working in windows 10 creators update

    We suggest that you check if the following service is enabled to activate the Location icon:

    • Press Windows key + R.
    • Type service.msc in the Run dialog box and select
      Services.
    • Right-click on Windows Location Framework Service and click
      Stop
      .
    • Once done, right-click again on Windows Location Framework Service and click
      Start.
    • If the service is enabled, try disabling and re-enabling and check if the issue persists.

    Let us know how it goes after performing the suggested steps.
     
    Erika Aro, Jun 8, 2019
    #4
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