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Recently, Google Chrome keeps loosing the ability to detect my location. When I open Google Maps, it has the icon indicating This site has been blocked from accessing your location and when I click it, a dialog containing Location is turned off in Mac system preferences is shown:

Location is turned off in Mac system preferences, This site has been blocked from accessing your location

So I have to go to Enable Location Services:

Need to Enable Location Services for Google Chrome again

But I am sure that I have done this several times recently. It seems that this setting is lost regularly (maybe for every Chrome auto-update?). How can I make this setting permanent?

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  • What version of macOS are you on? I have the same issue with Chrome 87.0.4280.141 on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. – cpcallen Feb 5 at 22:37
  • Right now I am on macOS Big Sur version 11.2 and Chrome 89.0.4389.40, but I haven't had this problem for a while now (couple of weeks?), so it may have gone away. – Klas Mellbourn Feb 5 at 22:42
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This setting is permanent from the System's perspective, so this is a bug with Google Chrome. You're probably right that the auto-update process is causing problems.

You can try completely uninstalling Chrome and installing it, since that might fix some installation issue that was causing this to manifest.

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