Sometimes you face an issue where the Location settings option is greyed out in Windows 11. As a result, you cannot turn on or off the location settings. You can find this option at Settings > Privacy & Security > Location > Location Services.
Location services play a vital role in the proper functioning of apps and services that relies on the location. For example, a weather app that shows current weather with the help of location services. What if you’re unable to manage location services? This will be an incredible mess, isn’t it?
Usually, this issue occurs due to a bug, operating system, or conflict between third-party apps installed on your PC. There could be other reasons as well.
Fix – Location Services or Settings Greyed Out In Windows 11
If you made up to this blog post, then it’s highly possible that the option to manage location services is greyed out in Windows 11, then try the solutions discussed below to fix the issue:
Note – If the Location Services or Settings option is Greyed Out in Windows 10, then you can try these solutions
Use Registry Editor Hack
The very first troubleshooting method to fix Location Settings greyed out is by using the Registry Editor. To do so, follow the steps given below-
Press the Windows key on your keyboard, and then in the Start Menu, search for Registry Editor. Click on Registry Editor from the search result.
In the Registry Editor, head to the following location:
On the left side, right-click on the folder named 3 and click on Delete.
Once done, close the Registry Editor and restart your PC and the issue will be fixed.
Restart Geolocation Service
On the basis of various reports from multiple affected users, they manage to fix the location settings greyed out in Windows 11 by restarting the Geolocation service. So should try it as well:
Open Start Menu by pressing the Windows key and searching for Services. Open the Services from the Start Menu.
In the Services app window, search for Geolocation Services. Right-click on it, and then click on Properties.
Click on the drop-down menu next to Startup and set it to Automatic. Ensure the Service Status is Running, and if not, then click on Start.
Once done, click on Apply and OK to save your changes.
Both solutions discussed above will help in fixing the location settings options disabled in Windows 11. Let us know which one worked for you.
If you know any other solution that misses covering feel free to share in the comment for other readers.
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