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    Question . Location services can't turn ON?

    I have an iphone4s location services worked perfectly, until today. It won't turn "on"

    I've been to privacy, location services and the button is grey therefore it can be slid across to turn on. Any ideas? I've disabled all restrictions as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverjools View Post
    Hi Ledsteplin

    Thanks for your quick response. I've been trying to find out how to respond to your assistance. Finally, I joined up. My username is silverjools .... so yes, I've done a hard reset twice now and still nothing? Any other clues? Have searched the internet and can't find anything that works ... thanks again
    You might try Reset Network Settings.
    Reset Network Settings
    Settings>General>Reset>Tap Reset Network Settings. You may need to enter your wifi passcode back in afterwards.
    If that does not work, you may need to restore your phone. Restoring is a pain to do, but it does cure problems.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮

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    Have you tried a hard reset?
    Hold the top power/sleep button and the home button at the same time until the Apple logo appears, then release.
    Try this and let us know if it works or not!


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
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    Default Re: . Location services can't turn ON?

    Hi Ledsteplin

    Thanks for your quick response. I've been trying to find out how to respond to your assistance. Finally, I joined up. My username is silverjools .... so yes, I've done a hard reset twice now and still nothing? Any other clues? Have searched the internet and can't find anything that works ... thanks again
    Last edited by silverjools; 04-08-2015 at 09:34 AM. Reason: wrong spelling!
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverjools View Post
    Hi Ledsteplin

    Thanks for your quick response. I've been trying to find out how to respond to your assistance. Finally, I joined up. My username is silverjools .... so yes, I've done a hard reset twice now and still nothing? Any other clues? Have searched the internet and can't find anything that works ... thanks again
    You might try Reset Network Settings.
    Reset Network Settings
    Settings>General>Reset>Tap Reset Network Settings. You may need to enter your wifi passcode back in afterwards.
    If that does not work, you may need to restore your phone. Restoring is a pain to do, but it does cure problems.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
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    Default Re: . Location services can't turn ON?

    Have you been in one location all day by chance? For instance, we're you at work or home all day? I had trouble with getting my iMessage to work once. It wouldn't activate at all. It so happens that I was at the same location for roughly 48 hours (connected to Wi-Fi too). Shortly after I left it cleared up and activated. I had tried everything except for restoring my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartman27 View Post
    Have you been in one location all day by chance? For instance, we're you at work or home all day? I had trouble with getting my iMessage to work once. It wouldn't activate at all. It so happens that I was at the same location for roughly 48 hours (connected to Wi-Fi too). Shortly after I left it cleared up and activated. I had tried everything except for restoring my phone.
    He's long gone. This thread is 9 days old.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
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    Default Re: . Location services can't turn ON?

    Reset the location service settings in "General" > "Location". I hope it's helpful to you.
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    Default Re: Why am I unable to turn Location Services ON?

    For anyone having this problem still, its your restriction settings. your location isnt allowed to make changes so just go allow it.
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    Default Re: Why am I unable to turn Location Services ON?

    Hi, I had same problem

    I went into General/Restrictions/Privacy-Location Services and then allow changes, and then I could switch location services "on".

    hope this helps
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    I have had this problem on my new iphone 6s plus and ive tried all but reset the hole phone . I dont want to lose all my process in games ect as i had to spend money on some games to get gems ect. But i really want to unlock my dam snap chat filters
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    Woah ok so I reset my hole phone and it was still doing the same thing BUT.. I fixed the problem by going into settings>general>restrictions>enable restrictions wallah I fixed it yay
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    Quote Originally Posted by girly944 View Post
    I have had this problem on my new iphone 6s plus and ive tried all but reset the hole phone . I dont want to lose all my process in games ect as i had to spend money on some games to get gems ect. But i really want to unlock my dam snap chat filters
    Quote Originally Posted by girly944 View Post
    Woah ok so I reset my hole phone and it was still doing the same thing BUT.. I fixed the problem by going into settings>general>restrictions>enable restrictions wallah I fixed it yay
    I'm glad you got the problem resolved, and thank you for the update. Take care and have a great weekend...
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    I'm cant turn on my location services on my iphone 6s, I've tried resetting my setting and enabling restrictions, but it still doesnt work. I dont want to have to factory reset my entire phone. Any help is appreciated
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    Default Re: Why am I unable to turn Location Services ON?

    I know this is late but I had the excat same problem with my phone and I fixed it. Go to settings...privacy and then just turn location on. It worked for me

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