Android™ 5.0, Lollipop - What Location settings (GPS) are available on my Samsung Galaxy Note® 4?

Last Update date : 2015.04.09

Location Services


Note: Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

The Location settings let you choose how your mobile device will determine your location.

Turn On Location Services


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 2 .

2. Touch Settings 2 .

Note: It may be necessary to switch the Settings menu to list view by touching Menu > View as > List view.

3. Scroll to and touch Location 2 under Connections .

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4. Touch the slider 2 to turn Location on 2 .

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5. Touch AGREE on the consent screen. Mark the Don't show again checkbox to bypass this screen in the future.

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Manage Accuracy Level


You can select the accuracy level of your mobile device's locating method.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 2 .

2. Touch Settings 2 .

3. Scroll to and touch Location 2 under Connections.

4. Touch Mode.

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5. Choose from the following options:

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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.

Manage Recent Location Requests


Your device will display any applications that have requested access to your location in this area. Under the application name, you will see the battery usage required for this application to make the request. Touch an application to access its application information screen.

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Use 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.

1. Touch Google Location History. You will be prompted to sign in to your Google Account if you have not already done so.

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2. Turn Location History on or off. Location History helps you get useful information by creating a private map of where you go with your logged-in devices.

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