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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 down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.

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    Press the settings icon.

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    Press Location.

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

    If you activate geotagging, your mobile phone can find your position using GPS. If you deactivate the function, you can't use any GPS functions on your mobile phone.
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    If you activate GPS, press Mode

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    If you select High accuracy, your mobile phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites, the mobile network and nearby WLANs. 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 Device only, your mobile phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites 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 down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
    Press the settings icon.
    Press Location.

    2. Activate or deactivate geotagging

    Press the indicator below "Location" to activate or deactivate the function.
    If you activate geotagging, your mobile phone can find your position using GPS. If you deactivate the function, you can't use any GPS functions on your mobile phone.

    3. Select positioning method

    If you activate GPS, press Mode
    If you select High accuracy, your mobile phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites, the mobile network and nearby WLANs. 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 Device only, your mobile phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites 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.