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  1. #1
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    Access device location settings directly from my app like bing maps

    Is there a way to access the device location settings(Settings->location->enable/disable) page directly from my application?
    Use case scenario: If the location setting is disabled at the device level I would like to show a message with a link that directly takes the user to that setting in the same way as how bing maps does it.

    If location service is disabled at the device level and bing maps application is launched and when location is requested by clicking on the circle icon to locate the device position a message is shown asking the user to enable the location service in setting by clicking on a link which will take the user to the device level location setting directly without the user having to navigate to it from the settings page. How can I do the same in my app? What is the URL used for that link for that page?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Access device location settings directly from my app like bing maps

    Hi!
    We dont have a way to directly open device location settings, you only have a ConnectionSettingsTask that can open the WiFi, Bluetooth, Cellular data or Airplane mode pages, but not the location, the user needs to enable or disable this settings manually.

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    Re: Access device location settings directly from my app like bing maps

    oh ok.. thats bad.. looks like bing maps is using some internal api that is not exposed for 3rd party apps...

    is there a way/tool to capture the url link that they use...?

    Thanks for your response...

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    Re: Access device location settings directly from my app like bing maps

    I dont think is possible to do that, and even if you figure out the url used, you dont have any way to launch it, because for sure its not a conventional url, it is more a api call.

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