Galaxy Note8: How do I change the location settings on my Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SM-N950W)?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

Location


Maps and GPS are two essential features everyone uses. If you haven’t caught on yet, get on track by turning on location services. You can turn location services off anytime or adjust the settings to improve accuracy or to save battery. You’ll always know where you’re going when you turn on Location.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Turn On Location from Settings


Note: By turning on Location, your current location will automatically be monitored and you’ll be able to use apps like Maps at your convenience.

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch Connections.

4. Touch Location.

5. To turn on Location, touch the slider next to Location:

Turn On Location from Settings


Turn On Location from the Notification Panel


1. To open the Quick Settings Panel, using two fingers, swipe down from the top of the screen.

Turn On Location from the Notification Panel 1


2. To turn on Location, swipe to and touch the Location icon:

Turn On Location from the Notification Panel 2


Turn Off Location from Settings


Turning on your location is recommended, but if you wish to turn it off, you can do so at anytime.

Note: Turning off your location will prevent GPS apps from operating.

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch Connections.

4. Touch Location.

5. To turn off Location, touch the slider next to Location:

Turn Off Location from Settings


Turn Off Location from the Notification Panel


Note: Turning off your location will prevent GPS apps from operating.

1. To open the Quick Settings Panel, using two fingers, swipe down from the top of the screen.

Turn Off Location from the Notification Panel 1


2. To turn off Location, swipe to and touch the Location icon:

Turn Off Location from the Notification Panel 2


Select Locating Method


You have a few options to choose from to optimize your location settings. Learn how to adjust the location method below:

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch Connections.

4. Touch Location.

5. Touch Locating method.

Select Locating Method 1


6. Choose the desired Locating method:

Select Locating Method 2


   • High accuracy: Uses GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks to estimate your location.

   • Battery Saving: Uses Wi-Fi and mobile networks to estimate your location.

   • Phone only: Uses GPS to estimate your location.

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