Improving the location accuracy on my Samsung Phone
Whether you're using maps to navigate through the city, ordering dinner online or using Find my Mobile to track your lost phone you will need to enable the location services to get the best experience out of your apps. If you are noticing that your location services need to be recalibrated follow the below guide to enable or disable the location service on particular applications, recalibrate and further improve your location accuracy.
Please Note: Screenshots were captured from a Galaxy S10 operating on OS Version 9.0 (Pie), settings and steps may vary depending on your Android OS Version.
There are two different ways to enable or disable the Location services on your Samsung phone, either via your Quick Settings menu or through your Biometrics and Security settings.
Enabling via Quick Settings
Enabling via Biometrics and Security
For Samsung devices operating on Android OS Version 7.0 (Nougat) & 8.0 (Oreo) head into your Settings > Connections > Toggle on Location.
For Galaxy devices operating on Android OS Version 7.0 (Nougat) & 8.0 (Oreo) head into your Settings > Connections > Location > Locating Method > select High Accuracy.
If you are noticing that the blue dot or location beam is facing in the wrong direction or the range is too wide, you may need to recalibrate the compass. Follow the below steps to calibrate your compass within Google Maps.