If you have recently encountered the message “This setting is not currently available for your account type” when trying to turn on your location history, you are not alone. Many users have experienced this issue, and it can be irritating, especially if you rely on location history for features like the map’s timeline.
While the exact cause of this error message may vary, here are some solutions you can try to resolve the “This setting is not currently available for your account type” issue:
Fix: This setting is not currently available for your account type
1. Verify your age
Double-check that your age is entered correctly in your Google account settings. To do this, follow these steps:
- Go to https://myaccount.google.com/birthday and ensure your birthdate is accurate.
- Visit https://myaccount.google.com/age-verification to confirm your age verification status.
2. Check your account type
Ensure that you are using an account type that is eligible for location history. Generally, location history is available for users aged 18 and above. If you have verified your age and meet the requirements, proceed to the next steps.
3. Clear cache and cookies
Clearing your browser’s cache and cookies can sometimes resolve unexpected issues. Try clearing the cache and cookies of the browser you are using to access your Google account. Afterward, restart your browser and attempt to enable location history again.
4. Try a different browser or device
Sometimes, the issue may be specific to the browser or device you are using. Try accessing your Google account and enabling location history using a different browser or different device to see if that resolves the problem.
5. Report the issue to Google
If none of the above solutions work, it is recommended to report the issue directly to Google. You can do this by navigating to your Google account settings, clicking on the question mark icon (?) at the top of the page, and selecting “Send Feedback.” Provide a detailed description of the problem, including the exact error message you encountered and the steps you have already taken to troubleshoot the issue.
Note: It is worth mentioning that the “This setting is not currently available for your account type” issue has been identified by Google, and they are actively investigating it. While they work on a resolution, it’s essential to keep your account information up to date and periodically check for any updates from Google regarding the issue.
Encountering the “This setting is not currently available for your account type” message when trying to enable location history can be frustrating.
Do follow the solutions mentioned above, and you can increase your chances of resolving the issue and regaining access to your location history functionality. Remember to stay patient and keep an eye out for any updates from Google regarding this known issue.