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Near Me App, accidently clicked Block Location Service

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  • Got trigger happy and clicked Block.  Now I can't enable it.  When checking Settings>System Access Location Off/On is greyed out.  Any way to re-enable this?
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:23 PM

Answers

  • Start-> Control panel

    Select Privacy

    Set "Allow Apps to use my location" to On

    Go back to NearMe

    Swipe in Settings

    Select "Control system access for NearMe"

    The Location On/off switch should now be alive, change this to On.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:59 AM

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  • Start-> Control panel

    Select Privacy

    Set "Allow Apps to use my location" to On

    Go back to NearMe

    Swipe in Settings

    Select "Control system access for NearMe"

    The Location On/off switch should now be alive, change this to On.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:59 AM
  • That worked, thank you very much.
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:10 PM
  • When I installed Win8 DevPre... I told it not to allow Location.

    Now when I go to Control Panel, Privacy... the Location control is grayed out and can't be operated.

    Any way to fix that?  Registry edit?? Do I have to re-install???

     I can't use location features, unless apps allow setting default location (like Weather)... otherwise apps assume location is Anaheim, CA.

     [EDIT:   I had to go to Control Panel, More settings... "Location Settings" ...and "Turn on the Windows Location platform"... then reboot!  After that, my Privacy, Location control was 'active' again... I was able to toggle it.  "Near Me" works now, if I set the Near Me 'settings' from the charms -in- the Near Me app. ;)]

     





    • Edited by RDrr Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:50 AM
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 9:42 PM
  • Link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh464931(v=VS.85).aspx

    On the link above, look for the details on the desktop control panel (Change Location settings - Need Admin Permissions) for pointers on how to enable this.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:05 PM