Bing Maps is an excellent resource for finding directions and locations, but the default location can be tricky to change. This post will show you how to fix the Bing Maps default location and get it working correctly for your needs. Let’s get started!

Bing Maps default location settings fix

1. Click on Start on your PC

2. Type the following command in Run, and then press ENTER:


3. Click OK

4. The Internet Options dialog box appears.

5. In Internet options, click on the Content tab.

6. Under the AutoComplete option, click on Settings.

7. Select all of the options present in AutoComplete Settings and click OK.

8. Close Internet Options and check if the issue persists.

Additional steps (if required)

Also, make sure Cortana’s location is enabled. To do this:

  1. Go to Start
  2. Settings
  3. Cortana
  4. Select Permissions or Permissions & History
  5. Manage what information Cortana can access on this device.
  6. Change the Location setting to On.

If that does not help your problem, try one additional step of managing your default location listed below.

Manage location settings

Default location settings for Windows 10 & 11

You can set a default location for your device that Windows, apps, and services can use when a more exact location can’t be detected using GPS or other methods.

To change the default location for your device, which Windows, apps, and services can use when a more exact location can’t be detected.

  1. Go to Start  > Settings  > Privacy & security > Location.
  2. Under Default location, select Set default.
  3. The Windows Maps app will open. Follow the instructions to set or change your default location.


If you have been struggling with the Bing Maps default location or found that it is not working correctly for your needs, hopefully, this article has given you some ideas on how to fix the problem. The steps we outlined are relatively simple and should get your maps up and running in no time. Have you had any success changing the Bing Maps default location? Let us know in the feedback section below.