How do I switch on my location and change my location settings?

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2018

How do I switch on my location and change my location settings? (Models: S7, S6, A3 2016, A5 2016, J3, J5)




Location Settings


Your device uses a combination of Wi-Fi, GPS and mobile networks to determine your location. 


You can switch Location on and off, and change how your device determines your location.


Changing your location setting to a highly accurate setting will result in your device more accurately pin-pointing your location but will result in increased data usage and use more battery. A lower setting will be less accurate but save battery and mobile data.



Switching Location on and off quickly



1. Use two fingers held slightly apart to pull down the extended menu.




2. Then tap the Location icon to turn it on or off.  location icon 

Note that you can also switch Location on and off in Settings


location icon 2 






Adjusting Location Settings



1. Tap Apps




2. Tap Settings




3. Tap Privacy & Safety (for the J3 and J5 models, this will be Privacy)


privacy and safety   Privacy 


4. Tap Location




5. Turn Location on by moving the slider at the top of the screen to on.


location slider  

6. Tap Locating Method


location method  


7. Choose which method you wish your device to use


choose location method  


GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks

This option has the highest level of accuracy. Data charges may apply.


Wi-Fi and mobile networks

This option uses only Wi-Fi and mobile networks. Data charges may apply.


GPS only

This option uses only GPS to estimate your location.

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