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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

Android 10.0

My Samsung Galaxy S20 5G Android 10.0 uses a large amount of mobile data

Cause 1 of 4: GPS position usage for applications is turned on

If GPS position usage for applications is turned on, your phone will use mobile data when an application uses GPS to determine your position and is not connected to a Wi-Fi-network.

Solution: Turn off GPS position usage for applications.

Step 1 of 12

Find "Location"

Slide two fingers downwards starting from the top of the screen.

Step 2 of 12

Find "Location"

Press the settings icon.

Step 3 of 12

Find "Location"

Press Location.

Step 4 of 12

Turn GPS on or off

Press the indicator to turn the function on or off.

Step 5 of 12

Turn use of GPS position for applications on or off

Press App permissions.

Step 6 of 12

Turn use of GPS position for applications on or off

Press the required app.

Step 7 of 12

Turn use of GPS position for applications on or off

Press the required setting.

Step 8 of 12

Turn use of GPS position for applications on or off

Press the Return key twice.

Step 9 of 12

Select positioning method

Press Google Location Accuracy.

Step 10 of 12

Select positioning method

If you press the indicator next to "Improve Location Accuracy" to turn on the function, your phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites, the mobile network and nearby Wi-Fi networks. Satellite-based GPS requires a clear view of the sky.

Step 11 of 12

Select positioning method

If you press the indicator next to "Improve Location Accuracy" to turn off the function, your phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites but it may take longer as there is no access to supplementary information from the mobile network or nearby Wi-Fi networks.

Step 12 of 12

Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

1 Find "Location"

Slide two fingers downwards starting from the top of the screen.
Press the settings icon.
Press Location.

2 Turn GPS on or off

Press the indicator to turn the function on or off.
If you turn on geotagging, your phone can find your position using GPS. If you turn off the function, you can't use any GPS functions on your phone.

3 Turn use of GPS position for applications on or off

Press App permissions.
Press the required app.
Press the required setting.
Press the Return key twice.

4 Select positioning method

Press Google Location Accuracy.
If you press the indicator next to "Improve Location Accuracy" to turn on the function, your phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites, the mobile network and nearby Wi-Fi networks. Satellite-based GPS requires a clear view of the sky.
If you press the indicator next to "Improve Location Accuracy" to turn off the function, your phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites but it may take longer as there is no access to supplementary information from the mobile network or nearby Wi-Fi networks.

5 Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

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