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Turning GPS on my mobile phone on or off

Want to turn GPS on or off? Follow these easy instructions.

Step 1 of 8

Find "Location services"

Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.

Tap the settings icon.

Step 2 of 8

Find "Location services"

Tap Location services.

Step 3 of 8

Turn network-based GPS on or off

If you turn on wireless networks, your mobile phone can find your approximate position using the network. This is useful if you don't have a GPS satellite fix.

Tap Use wireless networks to turn the function on or off.

Step 4 of 8

Turn network-based GPS on or off

If you turn on wireless networks, your mobile phone can find your approximate position using the network. This is useful if you don't have a GPS satellite fix.

If you turn on network-based GPS:

Tap Agree.

Step 5 of 8

Turn satellite-based GPS on or off

If you turn on satellite-based GPS, your mobile phone can find your exact position. Satellite-based GPS requires a clear view of the sky.

Tap Use GPS satellites to turn the function on or off.

Step 6 of 8

Turn sensor-based GPS on or off

If you turn on sensor-based GPS, your mobile phone will find your exact position more easily when you're in area with a weak GPS signal, eg. when indoors or in urban agglomeration. Sensor-based GPS is most effective if you hold your mobile phone in the direction of travel. The function is only available if you turned on satellite-based GPS in step 3.

Tap Location and Google search to turn the function on or off.

Step 7 of 8

Turn sensor-based GPS on or off

If you turn on sensor-based GPS, your mobile phone will find your exact position more easily when you're in area with a weak GPS signal, eg. when indoors or in urban agglomeration. Sensor-based GPS is most effective if you hold your mobile phone in the direction of travel. The function is only available if you turned on satellite-based GPS in step 3.

If you turn on the function:

Tap Agree.

Step 8 of 8

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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