Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Android 5.1.1

Turn GPS on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android 5.1.1 on or off

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Your phone can determine your geographical position using GPS (Global Positioning System). The information about your location can be used by a number of applications on your phone such as navigation, the search function or weather forecast.

Step 1 of 10

Find "Location"

Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.

Step 2 of 10

Find "Location"

Press the settings icon.

Step 3 of 10

Find "Location"

Press Privacy and safety.

Step 4 of 10

Find "Location"

Press Location.

Step 5 of 10

Turn use of GPS position on or off

Press the indicator to turn the function on or off.

If you turn on geotagging, your phone can find your position using GPS. If you turn off the function, you can't use any GPS functions on your phone.
Step 6 of 10

Select positioning method

Press Locating method.

Step 7 of 10

Select positioning method

If you select GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks, your phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites, the mobile network and nearby Wi-Fi networks. Satellite-based GPS requires a clear view of the sky.

Step 8 of 10

Select positioning method

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

Step 9 of 10

Select positioning method

If you select GPS only, your 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 Wi-Fi networks.

Step 10 of 10

Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

1. Find "Location"

Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.
Press the settings icon.
Press Privacy and safety.
Press Location.

2. Turn use of GPS position on or off

Press the indicator to turn the function on or off.
If you turn on geotagging, your phone can find your position using GPS. If you turn off the function, you can't use any GPS functions on your phone.

3. Select positioning method

Press Locating method.
If you select GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks, your phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites, the mobile network and nearby Wi-Fi networks. Satellite-based GPS requires a clear view of the sky.
If you select Wi-Fi and mobile networks, your phone can find your approximate position using the mobile network and nearby Wi-Fi networks.
If you select GPS only, your 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 Wi-Fi networks.

4. Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.