How do I change my location settings?

Location Settings

Your device uses a combination of Wi-Fi, GPS and mobile networks to determine your location.

 

You can switch Location on and off, and change how your device determines your location.

 

Changing your location setting to a highly accurate setting will result in your device more accurately pin-pointing your location but will result in increased data usage and use more battery. A lower setting will be less accurate but save battery and mobile data.

Update: if you are getting location error messages or 'signal not found' while playing Pokémon Go even when locations and GPS are turned on, this is due to the game requiring that the Mock Locations setting is turned off on Android phones. The Mock Locations setting can be found by turning on the Developer Menu.

 

Click here to find out how to turn on the Developer options menu

Switching Location on and off quickly

1 Use two fingers held slightly apart to pull down the extended menu.
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2 Then tap the Location icon to turn it on or off.

Note that you can also switch Location on and off in Settings

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Adjusting Location Settings

1 Tap Apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Privacy & Safety (for the J3 and J5 models, this will be Privacy)
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4 Tap Location
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5 Turn Location on by moving the slider at the top of the screen to on.
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6 Tap Locating Method
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7 Choose which method you wish your device to use
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GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks

This option has the highest level of accuracy. Data charges may apply.

 

Wi-Fi and mobile networks

This option uses only Wi-Fi and mobile networks. Data charges may apply.

 

GPS only

This option uses only GPS to estimate your location.

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