Galaxy Tab A - What Location settings (GPS) are available on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A?

Last Update date : 2015.06.15

Location Settings


Some apps, such as Google maps, may require one or more location services be turned on for full functionality.

Locating Method


1. From a Home screen, touch Apps 1 > Settings 1 > Privacy 1 > Location.

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2. Touch ON/OFF to turn Location services on.

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3. Touch Locating method to select how your location is determined:

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GPS and Wi-Fi: Use GPS and Wi-Fi to estimate your location.

Wi-Fi only: Use Wi-Fi to estimate your location.

GPS only: Use GPS only to estimate your location.

Recent Location Requests


Apps that have requested your location are listed under Recent location requests.

1. From a Home screen, touch Apps 1 > Settings 1 > Privacy 1 > Location.

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2. Touch ON/OFF to turn Location services on.

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3. Touch an entry to view the app’s settings.

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Location Services


Google uses Location Reporting to store and use your device’s most recent location data. Google apps, such as Google Maps, can use this data to improve your search results based on places that you have visited.

1. From a Home screen, touch Apps 1 > Settings 1 > Privacy 1 > Location.

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2. Touch ON/OFF to turn Location services on.

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3. Touch Google Location Reporting for options:

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Location Reporting: Allow Google apps to use your device’s most recent location data.

Location History: Allow Google to store a history of your location data. Touch DELETE LOCATION HISTORY to permanently delete your location history.

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