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Windows 11/10 comes with built-in location services, which means Windows knows your location and it can store your location history.
If you’re using Windows 11/10 on your laptop that doesn’t have GPS functionality, Windows can determine your location using your device’s Wi-Fi location and Internet protocol address. friend.
Finding your location offers many benefits, like using your location, Windows will quickly find your location in the Maps app, and the Weather app can provide local forecasts based on your location. on your location. And today, many apps need location permissions to serve them better. If you install any app for the first time, it will ask for access to your location.
In windows 11, your current location history will be saved in a database and that information will be shared between the applications you grant permission to. Windows 11/10 will delete your location history after 24 hours. But it can still live in the cloud storage of other apps and services. If you don’t want to share your location details then you can turn off location access on Windows 11/10. But keeping location services turned on will help you more. In case your device is lost somewhere, you can easily find your device using Find My Device.
You can turn location services on or off in Settings > Privacy & security > Location or in the Quick Settings area and the notification center. However, for some reason the location feature doesn’t work because you can’t activate it. The Location services button is grayed out, making it impossible to enable or disable it. If you are having this error then it can be fixed.
This problem can be caused by some third party apps or location services getting corrupted So before doing troubleshooting you should try to start the book once and check. Otherwise, apply one of the following methods to resolve the error.
1. Check location services status:
First, you enter Services in the Search box to open the program of the same name.
From the right pane, you find geolocation translation (Geolocation Service) and check the state at column Status. If it’s running Running then it’s okay, otherwise if there’s no information, it can be disabled.
If disabled, double-click Geolocation Service or right-click and select Properties. In the window that opens, select Automatic in Startup type > press OK save. Then you restart the computer and check.
2. Using the Registry Editor:
You enter regedit in the Search box to open the Registry Editor.
You navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lfsvc\TriggerInfo.
You extract TriggerInfofind key number 3 > right click on it > select Delete to delete.
3. Using the Local Group Policy Editor:
If you use Windows 11/10 Home, skip this method, or review how to open the Local Group Policy Editor for this version at this if you want.
First, you enter gpedit in the Search box and click Edit group policy.
In the Local Group Policy Editor window that opens, navigate to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Location and Sensors.
From the right pane, you check the status of.
- Turn off location scripting.
- Turn off location.
- Turn off sensors.
If the status is on (Enabled) then you need to disable (Disabled) or not configured (Not configured) them by double-clicking to execute.
Continue, you click Windows Location Provider and check the status Turn off Windows Location Provider. If it is active then you need to disable it or set it not to configure.
Then you restart your computer and turn on location.