Windows 10: Maps app not working or Shows Incorrect Location in Windows 10

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  1. WinClub New Member

    Maps app not working or Shows Incorrect Location in Windows 10


    If you notice that the Maps app is not working as it should or the app shows an incorrect location in Windows 10, then this post is intended to help you. In this post, we will provide the most suitable solutions you can try to remediate this issue.

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    Maps app not working or Shows Incorrect Location


    If you’re faced with this issue, you can try our recommended solutions below in no particular order and see if that helps to resolve the issue.

    1. Run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter
    2. Enable Location
    3. Disable Fast Startup
    4. Uninstall and reinstall Maps app
    5. Flush DNS
    6. Delete the file maps
    7. Suggest a change for missing or inaccurate location

    Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.

    Before you try the solutions below, first check for updates and install any bits if available. Also, update the display adapter driver on your Windows 10 PC – this should fix the issues with rendering Maps or showing roads on the map.

    1] Run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter


    This solution requires you to run the inbuilt Windows Store App Troubleshooter and see if the Maps app not working or Shows Incorrect Location problem is resolved.

    2] Enable Location


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    The Maps app in Windows 10 is turned on by default and is tightly connected with your Location settings. It uses your location to determine the proper maps you need and available routes. So if your location is turned off in Windows 10, Maps won’t work. In this case, you should ensure that Location is enabled on your device. Here’s how:

    • Press the Windows key + I to open Settings.
    • Click Privacy.
    • Click Location on the left pane.
    • On the right pane, toggle the Location button to On.
    • Also, scroll down, and make sure Maps is set to On, under Choose which apps can access your precise location.

    Once done, check if issue is resolved. If not, try the next solution.

    3] Disable Fast Startup


    The Fast Startup feature in Windows 10 is enabled by default if applicable. Fast Startup is designed to help your computer startup faster after you shut down your computer. When you shut down your computer, your computer actually enters a hibernation state instead of a full shutdown.

    This solution (worked for a PC user on reddit to fix incorrect location in Maps app) requires you to disable Fast Startup and see if the issue is resolved. Otherwise try the next solution.

    4] Uninstall and reinstall Maps app


    You will see the button to uninstall Maps in Settings greyed out – so you may try to Reset it first and see if that works. If not, use other ways to uninstall it.

    To uninstall the Maps app using PowerShell, do the following:

    • Press Windows key + X to open Power User Menu.
    • Tap A on the keyboard to launch PowerShell in admin/elevated mode.
    • In the PowerShell console, type in the command below and hit Enter:

    Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Once the command executes, the Maps app will be uninstalled. Now, head to Windows Store, search for Maps, and install it again.

    If the issue persists, try the next solution.

    5] Flush DNS


    As you browse the Internet, DNS collects cache and all these piles of the stored cache may block your connection or prevent your apps from running properly. So, if your Maps app is still unavailable, try flushing the DNS cache and see if that resolves the issue at hand.

    Read: Microsoft Edge detects the wrong Geographical Location.

    6] Delete the file maps


    Do the following:

    • Press Windows key + E to open File Explorer.
    • Click View on the ribbon.
    • Check Hidden items option in order to display hidden files and folders.
    • Next, browse to Program Files.
    • Locate the Windows Apps folder.
    • Double-click the folder to open it.
    • Navigate to the folder Microsoft.WindowsMaps_4.1509.50911.0_neutral_split.scale-100-8wekyb3d8bbwe.

    Note: There should be two versions of this file with two different creation dates.

    • Delete the file with the earlier date.
    • Restart PC.

    The issue should be resolved now. If not, try the next solution.

    7] Suggest a change for missing or inaccurate location


    This solution simply requires you to suggest a change for the inaccurate location on the Maps app.

    Any of these solutions should work for you!

    Related post: Google Maps not showing and displays a blank screen.

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  2. Chadi Win User

    Incorrect Location in Maps, Weather Apps

    I moved from Pennsylvania to New York 2 months ago. Geolocation is incorrect in Weather app, Maps app, Firefox desktop on Windows 10, it gives off my OLD address. Random sites that ask for location that is.

    Clean Windows 10 Install
    Clean Firefox Install
    Not behind VPN
    Different ISP in NY than in PA
    Geolocation is accurate in Safari iPhone on the same WiFi network

    I used Firefox forums account password reset, even that email gave the correct info: Firefox on Windows 10 My Town, NY, United States (estimated)

    Testing
    HTML5 Geolocation API Test, Reverse Geocoding, Web Browser Geolocation API Demo - BrowserLeaks (shows my old Pennsylvania town)
    What Is My IP Address - See Your Public Address - IPv4 & IPv6 (shows correct NY current location)
    Google = shows correct NY current location
    Home Depot = shows old PA town
    Maxmind = shows correct NY current location
    IP2location = shows correct NY current location

    Firefox Options / Privacy & Security / Saved Addresses = EMPTY

    The baffling thing is Windows 10 weather app and maps app does the same thing, shows old PA town. Others complain of the same bug in Window 10 too.

    I replicated this issue on both logged into MS account and local account on my laptop. Replicated on LTE also, in Firefox, Edge, Windows 10 apps.

    Look at the attached images. Even on my MS account, their own find pc tool is broken. Pathetic.


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    Chadi, May 9, 2021
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  3. Berton Win User
    Berton, May 9, 2021
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  4. SpiceTime Win User

    Maps app not working or Shows Incorrect Location in Windows 10

    Incorrect Location in Maps, Weather Apps

    The phone, even on the same WiFi network, will use its GPS to pick up the location.
    Is Google Maps correct?
    I find that Google Maps is correct, but the Windows Maps app is incorrect, when I am at home.

    You can set a default location from that settings page, which is stored in the AppData Folder. That might follow your login.
     
    SpiceTime, May 9, 2021
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