What Location settings (GPS) are available on my Samsung Galaxy Tab® S 10.5?

Last Update date : 2014.12.17

GPS and Location Settings

The Location settings let you choose how your device will determine your location. To access the Location settings, from the Home screen, touch Apps 1 > Settings 1 > Connections > Location1 . Touch the slider 1 to turn Location on 1 . Touch Agree on the Location consent screen.


Touch Mode to select the accuracy level of your locating method. Choose from the following:

High accuracy: This option has the highest level of accuracy, using GPS, Wi-Fi®, and mobile data networks interchangeably to estimate your location. Data charges may apply when using this option.

Power saving: This option uses only Wi-Fi and mobile data networks to estimate your location. Data charges may apply when using this option.

GPS only: This option uses only the GPS network to estimate your location.

Recent Location Requests

Any applications that have requested access to your location will display in this area. Under the application name, you will also see the battery usage required for this application to make the request. Touch an application to access its App info screen.

Location Services

Your device uses information from Wi-Fi or mobile data networks (or both) to help calculate your position. This lets Google™ use its location services to estimate your location and improve search results and other services. Touch Google Location Reporting 1 to turn Location Reporting and Location History on or off.

My Places

My places lets your device recognize your location to provide relevant information and services. Add places such as Home, Work, and Car using Maps, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth® technology to recognize locations. For example, set your Home location using Maps to search for your location, or define your Car location by selecting your car from the paired Bluetooth devices. Touch 1 to define additional places.

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