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What Location settings (GPS) are available on my Samsung Galaxy J3?

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

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Turn On Location Services

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps .
  2. Touch Settings .
  3. Scroll to and touch Privacy .
  4. Touch Location.
  5. Touch the slider  to turn Location on .

Manage Accuracy Level

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps .
  2. Touch Settings .
  3. Scroll to and touch Privacy .
  4. Touch Location.
  5. Touch Locating method to select the accuracy level of your 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 an application's name, you will see the battery usage required for the application to make the request. Touch an application to access its application information screen.

Use Location Services

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. Turn Location History on or off.

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