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

The Location settings let you choose how your mobile device will determine your location. Your device can determine your location using its built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) transmitter, Wi-Fi® networks, and mobile networks. GPS is a satellite-based system that can communicate your location to applications on your device, such as Maps, for navigation.

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 .
    Note: It may be necessary to switch the Settings menu to list view by touching More options More Options Icon > View as > List view.
  3. Scroll to and touch Location .
  4. Touch the slider  to turn Location on .
  5. If necessary, touch AGREE on the consent screen. 

Manage Locating Method

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

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps .
  2. Touch Settings .
    Note: It may be necessary to switch the Settings menu to list view by touching More options More Options Icon > View as > List view.
  3. Scroll to and touch Location .
  4. Touch Mode
  5. Choose from the following options:
    • High accuracy: 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.
    • Power saving: 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 tells you which applications request access to your location.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps .
  2. Touch Settings .
    Note: It may be necessary to switch the Settings menu to list view by touching More options More Options Icon > View as > List view.
  3. Scroll to and touch Location .
  4. Your device will display any applications that have requested access to your location under Recent location requests. Under the application name, you will see the battery usage required for the application to make the request. 
  5. 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. From the Home screen, touch Apps .
  2. Touch Settings .
    Note: It may be necessary to switch the Settings menu to list view by touching More options More Options Icon > View as > List view.
  3. Scroll to and touch Location .
  4. Touch Google Location History. You will be prompted to sign into your Google Account if you have not already done so.
  5. Turn Location History on or off.

Manage My Places

The My Places widget lets your device recognize your location to provide relevant information and services. Add places such as Home, Work, and Out and about using Maps, Wi-Fi, or the Bluetooth® feature to recognize locations. For example, set your Home location using Maps to search for your location.

  1. Touch and hold the Home screen, and then touch Widgets at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Touch and hold the My Places widget, position it on an available screen, and release it.
  3. Touch the My Places widget.
  4. Touch a location to define it. For this example, touch Work.
  5. Read the My Places overview and touch START.
  6. Your current location will appear at the top of the screen. Touch  to search for your location again. 

    Note
    : To define your location using a Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth address, touch OTHER DETECTION METHODS. Follow the steps for the method you choose. When using Wi-Fi, you will be asked to select the Wi-Fi access point. When using the Bluetooth feature, you will be asked to select the device from a list of available devices.
  7. Touch NEXT.
  8. Touch MANAGE to select which shortcuts display in the My Places widget when you are in that location, and customize your device settings for the location. Touch OK to continue.
  9. Your device will recognize this location and display the selected shortcuts in the My Places widget. Touch an empty area of the widget to access additional options.

GPS Tips

If your device is not accurately detecting your location, or you cannot acquire a signal:

  • Ensure that Location services are turned on.
  • Select High accuracy as your Locating method.
  • Ensure that your GPS receiver has clear access to the sky.
  • Keep your device still until it detects your location.
  • Turn Location services off and then back on.
  • Ensure you are not using a third-party case or cover that could be hindering the GPS signal.
  • Restart your device.

GPS signals may be affected by your surroundings, including:

  • Buildings
  • Tunnels or underground structures
  • Weather conditions
  • High-voltage or electromagnetic fields
  • Tinted windows

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