Fix: “Sticky Notes is currently not available to you” error
Sticky Notes is a quite troublesome Windows 10 feature, and that’s a relatively known fact. Despite Microsoft’s numerous updates and efforts to improve this feature, it seems that users are still unsatisfied with it.
Various problems with Sticky Notes occur on a regular basis, and it’s hard to keep track of them all. But we’ll try to solve one of the most common, and the most annoying issues – the Sticky Notes crashing issues.
Users are discouraged by the error messages that say “Sticky Notes is not available to you”, which also ask them to go to the Store. Unlike some other Windows 10 features, like Cortana, Sticky Notes is available to Windows 10 users worldwide, so users’ residing region is definitely not a problem.
In this article, we’re going to explore the possible solutions for the crashing issues, in order to improve the experience of using Sticky Notes at least a bit.
How to fix Sticky Notes crashing issues
Solution 1 – Reset Sticky Notes
The first thing we’re going to try is to reset the app, in order to bring back the default settings, and eliminate potential flaws. You can reset Sticky Notes just like any other app in Windows 10, from the Settings app. If you’re not sure how to do that, follow these instructions:
- Go to the Settings app
- Navigate to System > Apps & features
- Find Sticky Notes, click on it, and choose Advanced settings
- Now just click Reset
After resetting Sticky Notes, run the app once again, and see if any further crashes occur. If you still have the problem, check out some of the solutions listed below.
Solution 2 – Check for updates
As we already mentioned earlier, Microsoft updates Sticky Notes quite often. These updates are mainly meant to improve the stability, and resolve some of the reported bugs. So, there’s a chance Microsoft just released a new Sticky Notes update that will address your crashing issues.
To update Sticky Notes, go to the Windows Store, and check for app updates. Or you can go directly to Sticky Notes’ Store page, and see if any updates are available.
We also recommend this third-party tool (100% safe and tested by us) to automatically download all the outdated drivers on your PC.
Solution 3 – Turn off Insights
Users report that turning off the Insights feature in the latest versions of Sticky Notes actually resolves the problem. You can disable this feature as well, and then wait for Microsoft to release a new update for Sticky Notes. Once the new update is released, update Sticky Notes, turn on Insights, and see if the problem is resolved.
If you don’t know how to disable Insights in Sticky Notes, here’s what you need to do:
- Open Sticky Notes, and click on the three dot button
- Now, click on the Settings icon in the lower left corner
- Toggle the ‘Enable Insights‘ option off
There you go, we hope that at least one of these solutions helped you to solve the problem with Sticky Notes crashing. The truth is, Sticky Notes for Windows 10 is not Microsoft’s best work, and the company will probably need to release some new updates in order to get things right.
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