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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.

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Press Settings.

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Press Security & privacy.

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Press Location services.

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Press Access to my location to activate or deactivate the function.

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If you select Use GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks, your mobile phone can find your position quickly and with the highest possible accuracy.

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If you select Use Wi-Fi and mobile networks, your mobile phone can find your approximate position using the network. This is useful if you don't have a GPS satellite fix.

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If you select Use GPS only, your mobile phone can find your exact position. Satellite-based GPS requires a clear view of the sky.

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Press the home icon to end the session and return to the Home screen.

1. Find "Location services"

Press Settings.
Press Security & privacy.
Press Location services.

2. Activate or deactivate GPS

Press Access to my location to activate or deactivate the function.

3. Select positioning method

If you select Use GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks, your mobile phone can find your position quickly and with the highest possible accuracy.
If you select Use Wi-Fi and mobile 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 select Use GPS only, your mobile phone can find your exact position. Satellite-based GPS requires a clear view of the sky.

4. Return to the Home screen

Press the home icon to end the session and return to the Home screen.