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Use Location Settings (GPS) on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6

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

Turn On Location Services

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings

  3. Touch Privacy > Location, or touch Location.

  4. Touch the slider at the top-right corner to turn Location on.

  5. Touch AGREE on the location accuracy consent screen. 

Mark the Don't show again checkbox to bypass this screen in the future.

Manage Accuracy Level

You can select the accuracy level of your device's locating method.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings. 

  3. Touch Privacy.

  4. Touch Location.

  5. Touch Locating method.

  6. Choose from the following options:

    • GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks: This option has the highest level of accuracy, using GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile data networks interchangeably to estimate your location. Data charges may apply when using this option.

    • Wi-Fi and mobile networks: This option uses only Wi-Fi and mobile data networks to estimate your location. Data charges may apply when using this option.

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

Manage Recent Location Requests

Your device will display any applications that have requested access to your location in the Recent location requests section. Under the application name, you will see the battery usage required for this application to make the request. Touch an application to access its application information screen.

Turn On Location Reporting

Your device uses information from Wi-Fi or mobile data networks (or both) to help calculate your position. This lets Google use its location services to estimate your location and improve search results and other services.

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

  2. Touch the slider at the top-right corner to turn Location History on or off.

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