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android – How to resolve this "Cannot enable MyLocation layer as location permissions are not granted"?

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I have included in my flutter page a simple GoogleMap component only to see if it works but I can’t resolve this problem. I compile the application and when I navigate to the page I get the following error in the console:

“E/GoogleMapController( 3376): Cannot enable MyLocation layer as location permissions are not granted”

I can see the component but I’m not able to see the map (see the image):

googleMap example flutter

Added configurations:


<meta-data android:name="com.google.android.geo.API_KEY" android:value="apikey"/>

google_maps_flutter: ^0.5.0


Add the permission package to request permission. You can install this package to manage your permissions: https://pub.dartlang.org/packages/permission

How to&Answers:

android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION is considered a dangerous permission. Have you used the permission package to request the permission? https://pub.dartlang.org/packages/permission


If on an emulator delete the following in your AndroidManifest file:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION"/>

and keep:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>

This worked for me. I also closed out and rebuilt the entire app in the emulator.


May be your API key is not setup properly and granted location service access.

Check and enable these services

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As of December 2019 I was not successful with using the permissions plugin. Even after adding the necessary manifest data and upgrading the project to Android API 29 it still returned, PermissionStatus.notAgain.

What did work was adding the permissions_handler plugin with the manifest data they provided (just the location part). Also, upgrading the Android API to 29 as detailed here and changing the compileSDKVersion and targetSdkVersion in android/app/build.gradle to 29.

Mainfest data, just before the <application> tag in directory android/app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml

<!-- Permissions options for the `location` group -->
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION" />

Restart the IDE to make sure all those changes take effect. Then to request the permission in your app:

import 'package:permission_handler/permission_handler.dart';

void setPermissions() async{
   Map<PermissionGroup, PermissionStatus> permissions = 
   await PermissionHandler().requestPermissions([PermissionGroup.location]);