windows 10 timeline feature not working ? Here how to fix

With Windows 10 version 1803, Microsoft Introduced Timeline feature, which allows user to search and view all activities in the past such as apps you have opened, web pages you have visited and documents you have accessed in the timeline. Also access previous tasks up to 30 days later – including those on other PCs that have received the Timeline feature. You Can say this is the Star feature of latest windows 10 April 2018 update. But Unfortunately, some users report “windows 10 timeline feature not working, For some others report  “windows 10 Timeline Activity not showing up” after recent windows update.

 Windows 10 Timeline Activity not showing up

“After updating windows 10 April 2018 update, I tried new timeline feature. It worked for about 2 days. I could see my last photos and files. Now, suddenly It doesn’t work at all (Timeline Activity not showing up). I checked my windows settings – everything is on. I tried to re-entry my Microsoft account, use the local account and even create another Microsoft account. But still, timeline feature not working on my windows 10 Laptop.”

Fix Windows 10 Timeline Feature fails to work

If you’re also facing the problem of Timeline feature not working, Here some quick solutions you may apply to fix this issue.




First of all open Settings > Privacy > Activity history make sure “Let Windows collect my activities from this PC” and ” Let Windows sync my activities from this PC to the cloud” is check marked.

Also If you are facing sync issue simply click on the Clear button to get refreshed. which fix most of windows timeline feature related issues.

Turn on Windows 10 Timeline Feature
Turn on Windows 10 Timeline Feature

Under Show activities from accounts, ensure that your Microsoft Account is selected and the toggle is set to the On position. Now restart windows and click on timeline icon on your Taskbar, Then click Turn on the option under see more day as shown image below. I am sure now it should be working fine.

Turn on Windows 10 Timeline
Turn on Windows 10 Timeline

Note: If you still don’t see the Timeline icon, right-click on the taskbar and make sure Show Task View button is selected.

Show Task View button
Show Task View button

Tweak Windows Registry Editor to fix Timeline feature

If above option failed to work, let’s enable windows timeline feature from windows registry editor. Press Windows + R, type regedit and ok to open windows registry editor. Then first backup registry database and navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

After reaching to System, move aside to the corresponding right pane and make a double-click on the following DWORD successively:

• EnableActivityFeed
• PublishUserActivities
• UploadUserActivities




Set the value for each of them to 1 under Value data and choose the Ok button to save.

Tweak Windows Registry Editor to fix Timeline feature
Tweak Windows Registry Editor to fix Timeline feature

Note: If you don’t find any of these DWORD values on the Right, put a right click on the System string and select New then DWORD (32-bit) value. Follow the same for creating the 2 other. And Rename them consecutively to – EnableActivityFeed, PublishUserActivities, and UploadUserActivities.

Create New DWORD key
Create New DWORD key

Once the changes are made, Restart the Windows to put the changes into effect. Now check Windows 10 Timeline Feature working?

Turn On nearby share, It may help to work back windows timeline

Agin Few users recommend enabling the Nearby Share help them to fix Timeline Activity not showing up. You can also try that once following procedure:

Press Windows + I to open windows settings.

Click on System, Then click on Shared Experiences

Now on right panel Toggle the switch under Share across devices segment to On. And set I can share or receive from to Everyone nearby as shown image below. Do a Reboot to the Windows and check if it’s working fine or not.

Turn on Nearby sharing feature
Turn on Nearby sharing feature

Some Other solutions you may try

Also open Settings -> Privacy -> Choose activity History. Now on the right pane scroll down to clear activity history and click on the Clear button. Once the history is deleted, Timeline should work properly.

Open command prompt as administrator, type sfc /scannow and ok to run the system file checker. which scan and restore missing, corrupted system files and fix timeline not working if corrupted causing the issue.

Again temporarily Disable Security software ( antivirus ) If installed. To check and make sure antivirus not blocking timeline to working properly.

Also Create a new Microsoft Account And login with the newly created user account and try to Enable and open Timeline feature. This may also very helpful if old user profile corrupted or due to any misconfiguration Timeline feature stopped working.

Did these solutions help to fix and get windows 10 Timeline feature working back? Let us know on comments below, Also read Rollback or uninstall windows 10 April 2018 update version 1803.