Windows 10: Windows Location Platform

Discus and support Windows Location Platform in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; When using an external bluetooth GPS device (along with a driver - GPSDirect) I can get the GPS device's location in browser using Edge. However, I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by South1cr, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. South1cr Win User

    Windows Location Platform


    When using an external bluetooth GPS device (along with a driver - GPSDirect) I can get the GPS device's location in browser using Edge. However, I cannot use it with Chrome/Firefox. Is there a way to allow Chrome and Firefox to use the same source for positional information as edge in Windows 10?

    :)
     
    South1cr, Nov 19, 2019
    #1
  2. Arul_D Win User

    Location GREYED out in windows 10...no option of turning on Windows Location Platform in Windows 10

    Hi Junaid,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to turn On Windows location platform by the below steps and see if it helps.

    Method 1:

    1) Type location in the search bar and click on change location settings.

    2) Then, check the box Turn ON Windows location platform” and “Help improve Windows Location services”.

    3) Click on Apply.

    Alternatively, you can go to Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click location settings.

    Method 2:

    Please follow the steps to run System Maintenance troubleshooter
    on the computer:

    • Type “Control Panel” on the search box.
    • Click on Troubleshooting.
    • Click on View all option on the left side of the Windows.
    • Click on System Maintenance option.
    • Click on Next and follow the onscreen instructions to troubleshoot the issue.
    Also, make sure to check the geolocation service and set it to automatic.

    Open Run command by pressing Win Key + R, type services.msc
    and find Geolocation services.

    Hope this helps. If you have any other queries, feel free to contact us.

    Thank you.
     
    Arul_D, Nov 19, 2019
    #2
  3. Unable to turn on Location in Windows 10

    Hello,

    We regret the inconvenience. Let me assist you.

    Before we proceed further, let us know a few more details on the below questions.


    • Did you make any changes to the computer prior to the issue? Is it an abrupt issue?

    • Do have any System Restore point set in Windows prior to the issue?

    • Did you check if the same issue occurs when you log in to Windows using a different Local Administrator user account?

    As an initial recommendation, I suggest you to follow the steps to try and fix the issue:

    Step 1:

    Follow the steps to change the region:

    a) Type “Region” on the Search and click on
    Change your country or region option from the search results.

    b) Now choose the location from the drop down menu to change the region. (As per your location)

    Move to the next step.

    Step 2:

    I would suggest you to turn On Windows location platform on the computer and check if it helps.

    You can follow the steps:

    a) Type
    location
    on the Search.

    b) Click on
    Change Location settings
    .

    c) Check the box which states “Turn ON Windows location platform” and “Help improve Windows Location services”.

    e) Click on Apply.

    Proceed to the next step.

    Step 3:

    If you are trying to use location settings for an app, I would suggest you to turn ON the settings to allow apps to use the location on the computer.

    Follow the steps:

    a) Type
    l
    ocation on the Search.

    b) Click on
    Location privacy settings
    .

    c) Move the slider towards the right to turn ON settings for ‘Let Windows apps use my location’.

    Restart the computer once after making the changes.

    Write to us with the updated status and the required information related to Location service in Windows, for us to be able to assist you further.

    Thank You.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Nov 19, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows Location Platform

    Location service is greyed out

    Hello Shahriar,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to turn On Windows location platform by the below steps and see if it helps.

    Method 1:

    1) Type location in the search bar and click on change location settings.

    2) Then, check the box Turn ON Windows location platform” and “Help improve Windows Location services”.

    3) Click on Apply.

    Alternatively, you can go to Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click location settings.

    Method 2:

    Please follow the steps to run System Maintenance troubleshooter
    on the computer:

    • Type “Control Panel” on the search box.
    • Click on Troubleshooting.
    • Click on View all option on the left side of the Windows.
    • Click on System Maintenance option.
    • Click on Next and follow the onscreen instructions to troubleshoot the issue.

    Also, make sure to check the geolocation service and set it to automatic.

    Open Run command by pressing Win Key + R, type services.msc
    and find Geolocation services.

    Hope this helps. If you have any other queries, feel free to contact us.

    Thank you.
     
    Praveen Venugopal, Nov 19, 2019
    #4
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