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

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2018

GPS and Location Settings



The Location settings let you choose how your mobile device will determine your location. To turn on Location services and access the Location settings:

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon .

2. Touch Settings Settings Icon .

3. Scroll to and touch Location Settings Location Icon .

4. Touch the slider Slider Off to turn Location on Slider On .

5. If you want to allow the Google location service to anonymously collect location data, touch Agree; otherwise, touch Disagree. For this example, touch Agree.


Touch Mode to select the accuracy level of your locating method. Choose from the following:

    • 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 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.

Recent Location Requests

Any applications that have requested access to your location will display in this area. Under the application name, you will also see the battery usage required for this application to make the request.

• Touch an application to view its App info screen.

Location Services

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

• Touch Google Location Reporting to turn Location Reporting and Location History on or off.

My Places

My places lets your device recognize your location to provide relevant information and services. Add places such as Home, Work, and Car using Maps, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth® to recognize location. For example, set your Home location using Maps to search for your location. Or define your Car location by selecting your car from the paired Bluetooth devices.

Touch Add Places Icon to define additional places. To delete places you've added, touch More optionsMore Options Icon > Delete.


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