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Samsung Galaxy S5

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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.

Step 1 of 11

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

Step 2 of 11

Press Location.

Step 3 of 11

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

Step 4 of 11

If you activate the function:
Press Agree.

Step 5 of 11

Press Mode.
Proceed to step 3.
If you deactivate the function:
Proceed to step 5.

Samsung Galaxy S5
Step 6 of 11

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 11

Press High accuracy.

Step 8 of 11

Press Power saving.

Step 9 of 11

Press GPS only.

Step 10 of 11

Press the Return key.

Step 11 of 11

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 Location.

2. Activate or deactivate GPS

Press the indicator next to "Location" to activate or deactivate the function.
If you activate the function:
Press Agree.
Press Mode.
Proceed to step 3.
If you deactivate the function:
Proceed to step 5.

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.
Samsung Galaxy S5

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

Press High accuracy.

5. 3b - Activate network-based GPS

Press Power saving.

6. 3c - Activate satellite-based GPS

Press GPS only.

7. Save setting

Press the Return key.

8. Return to the Home screen

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