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Fix weather widget "Authorization to determine location required" - this is how it works!

Google weather widget location permission Problem
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Since the last update on Google Pixel smartphones, the weather widget is no longer displayed due to missing permissions. Instead, "Permission for location determination required" appears. The occurring with some users Proproblem can be solved very easily. In this guide we will show you how to do it.

The new weather widget has been possible on Pixel smartphones since Android 12. Since the last update, however, this has a Problem, as a result of which it is no longer displayed in some cases. Although apparently all permissions of the Google app are set correctly. the Proproblem solving is a bit frustrating as it's hard to find the setting. In this guide, we show you how Proproblem is resolved in under 30 seconds.

Fix "Authorization to determine location required": Check authorization of the Google app

Google weather widget location permission Problem

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First of all, the set location authorization of the Google app should be checked. To do this, switch to the settings under “Apps”, then to “View all apps” and select the “Google” app there. Alternatively, the Google app is searched for in the app overview on the home screen, held down and tapped on the i. There you now switch to “Authorizations”, “Location” and check whether “Always allow” and “Use exact location” are set.

Still not solved? This step fixes that Problem finally

Is this step done and that ProIf the problem is still not resolved, continue. The following tip should do that Prosolve the problem finally. First open the Google app, click on the top right ProClick on the film image, select "Settings", tap on "Location" and select "Always" as the setting. The alternative "Ask me every time" does not work for a widget. Now just switch back to the home screen, the widget should now update and show the weather again. If that doesn't work, just tap the widget and go back to the home screen.

Google weather widget location permission Problem

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  1. Settings -> Apps -> All Apps -> Google
  2. Set location authorization to "Always allow" and "Use exact location"
  3. Next step: open the Google app -> Profilbild top right -> Settings -> Location -> "Always"
  4. Switch to the start screen -> open widget -> back to the start screen
  5. The Proproblem should now be fixed!

Thanks to the Twitter user Sascha, looking to the Proproblem solution has drawn attention to!

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good info, thanks