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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Android 11.0

How to guides

Turn GPS on or off

Your 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 phone such as navigation, the search function or weather forecast.

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

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Press the settings icon.

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Press Location.

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Press the indicator to turn the function on or off.

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Press App permissions.

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Press the required app.

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Press the required setting.

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Press the Return key twice.

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Press Google Location Accuracy.

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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.

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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.

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Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

1. 1. Find "Location"

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

2. 2. Turn GPS on or off

Press the indicator to turn the function on or off.

3. 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. 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. 5. Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

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