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    How to activate or deactivate GPS

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

    Step 1 of 10

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

    Step 2 of 10

    Press Privacy and safety.

    Step 3 of 10

    Press Location.

    Step 4 of 10

    Press the indicator below "Location" to activate or deactivate the function.

    Step 5 of 10

    If you activate the function:
    Press Locating method.
    Proceed to step 3.
    If you deactivate the function:
    Proceed to step 4.

    Step 6 of 10

    Select one of the following options:
    Activate satellite-based and network-based GPS, go to 3a.
    Activate network-based GPS, go to 3b.
    Activate satellite-based GPS, go to 3c.

    Step 7 of 10

    Press GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks.

    Step 8 of 10

    Press Wi-Fi and mobile networks.

    Step 9 of 10

    Press GPS only.

    Step 10 of 10

    Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.

    1. Find " Location"

    Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
    Press the settings icon.
    Press Privacy and safety.
    Press Location.

    2. Activate or deactivate GPS

    Press the indicator below "Location" to activate or deactivate the function.
    If you activate the function:
    Press Locating method.
    Proceed to step 3.
    If you deactivate the function:
    Proceed to step 4.

    3. Select option

    Select one of the following options:
    Activate satellite-based and network-based GPS, go to 3a.
    Activate network-based GPS, go to 3b.
    Activate satellite-based GPS, go to 3c.

    4. 3a - Activate satellite-based and network-based GPS

    Press GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks.

    5. 3b - Activate network-based GPS

    Press Wi-Fi and mobile networks.

    6. 3c - Activate satellite-based GPS

    Press GPS only.

    7. Return to the Home screen

    Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.

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