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Adjust Location Settings (GPS) on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Maps and GPS are two essential features everyone uses. If you haven’t caught on yet, get on track by turning on location services. You can turn location services off anytime or adjust the settings to improve accuracy or to save battery. You’ll always know where you’re going when you turn on Location.

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

Turn On Location Services

Want to know where the closest gas station is? Location settings let you choose how your phone determines your location.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.  

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Location.    

  3. To turn on Location, swipe to and touch the slider next to Location.       

    Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Adjusting the Location Settings

Manage Accuracy Level

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

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.  

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Location.   

  3. Touch Locating method.  

    Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Adjusting the Location Settings
  4. Choose the preferred location method option.  

    Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Adjusting the Location Settings

Turn On Location History

To use this feature, a Google account is required.

Location History helps you get useful information like automatic commute predictions, improved search results, and more useful ads on and off Google. So you can quickly check the traffic on your morning route before you even get in the car.

To turn location history on:

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.  

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Location.   

  3. Touch Google Location History.  

    Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Adjusting the Location Settings
  4. To turn on Location History, touch the slider.  

    Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Adjusting the Location Settings

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