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Location Settings (GPS) Available on Your Galaxy Tab S

The Location settings allows you to choose how your device will determine your location.

The instructions below are only for devices with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Turn On Location Services

  1. To access the Location settings, from the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Location.  

  2. Touch the off slider to turn Location on.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Location Settings
  3. When prompted, review Improve location accuracy? message and touch AGREE to activate, otherwise touch DISAGREE.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Location Settings

    Check mark Don't show again if you do not wish to see message again.

Manage Accuracy Level

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Location.    

  2. Touch Mode to select your preferred locating method.   

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Location Settings
  3. Choose from the following:  

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Location Settings
    • High accuracy: This option has the highest level of accuracy, using GPS and Wi-Fi interchangeably to estimate your location.  

    • Power saving: This option uses only Wi-Fi to estimate your location.

    • GPS only: This option uses only the GPS network to estimate your location.

View Recent Location Requests

Your device will display any apps that have recently requested access to your location in the Recent location requests section.

  1. Touch an application to access app information screen.  

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Location Settings
  2. Scroll down to view the app's specific Permission groups.   

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Location Settings

Google Location History

Google Location History helps you get useful information. For example, automatic commute predictions, improved search results, and more useful ads on and off Google, by creating a private map of where you go with your logged-in devices.

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

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Location Settings
  2. Touch the off slider to switch Google Location History on.   

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Location Settings
  3. You may also touch DELETE LOCATION HISTORY to delete location history.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Location Settings

My Places

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > DEVICE > Display.  

  2. Touch My Places.   

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Location Settings
  3. Touch to add a place, or select one of the three pre-defined places: Home, Work, or Car.  

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Location Settings
  4. Enter a Name for the place. If you selected Home, Work, or Car, you cannot rename the location.   

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Location Settings
  5. Touch Select method and select the feature you want to use to define this location. Choose Maps to define this location using GPS information. Choose Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to define this location by its connection to a Wi-Fi access point or Bluetooth device.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S Location Settings
  6. Follow the steps for the method you select. For Maps, you will need to search for your location or use the current GPS coordinates. For Wi-Fi, you will be asked to select the Wi-Fi access point. For Bluetooth, you will be asked to select the device from a list of available devices.  

  7. Touch DONE.

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