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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.

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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 the indicator next to "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. Satellite-based GPS requires a clear view of the sky.

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If you select Use Wi-Fi and mobile networks, your mobile phone can find your approximate position using the mobile network and nearby WLANs.

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If you select Use GPS only, your mobile phone can find your exact position but it may take longer as there is no access to supplementary information from the mobile network or nearby WLANs.

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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 the indicator next to "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. Satellite-based GPS requires a clear view of the sky.
If you select Use Wi-Fi and mobile networks, your mobile phone can find your approximate position using the mobile network and nearby WLANs.
If you select Use GPS only, your mobile phone can find your exact position but it may take longer as there is no access to supplementary information from the mobile network or nearby WLANs.

4. Return to the Home screen

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