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Turn GPS on or off

Your mobile phone can determine your geographical position using GPS (Global Positioning System). The information about your location can be used by a number of applications on your mobile phone such as navigation, the search function or weather forecast.

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Find "Location services"

Tap Settings.

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Find "Location services"

Tap Security & privacy.

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Find "Location services"

Tap Location services.

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Turn use of GPS position on or off

Tap Access to my location to turn the function on or off.

If you turn on location access, your mobile phone can find your position using GPS. If you turn off the function, you can't use any of the GPS functions on your mobile phone.
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Select positioning method

If you select Use GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks, your mobile phone can find your exact position using GPS satellites, the mobile network and nearby Wi-Fi networks. Satellite-based GPS requires a clear view of the sky.

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Select positioning method

If you select Use Wi-Fi and mobile networks, your mobile phone can find your approximate position using the mobile network and nearby Wi-Fi networks.

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Select positioning method

If you select Use GPS only, your mobile phone can find your exact position but it may take longer as there is no access to supplementary information from nearby mobile or Wi-Fi networks.

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Return to the home screen

Tap the Home key to return to the home screen.

Swipe right for the next step

Tap anywhere to dismiss

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