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Samsung Galaxy A8 2018

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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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Slide your finger downwards the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.

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Press the settings icon.

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Press Connections.

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Press Location.

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

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Press Locating method.

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If you select High accuracy, 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 Battery saving, your mobile phone can find your approximate position using the mobile network and nearby WLANs.

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If you select Phone 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"

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

2. Activate or deactivate GPS

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

3. Select positioning method

Press Locating method.
If you select High accuracy, 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 Battery saving, your mobile phone can find your approximate position using the mobile network and nearby WLANs.
If you select Phone 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.