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    Using location services

    Location services allow applications such as Maps and the camera to use information from your mobile or ‎Wi-Fi network as well as Global Positioning System (GPS) information to determine your approximate location. If you're not within a clear line of sight to GPS satellites, your device can determine your location using the ‎Wi-Fi function. And if you're not within range of a network, your device can determine your location using your mobile network.

    In order to use your device to find out where you are, you need to enable location services.

    You may incur data connection charges when you connect to the internet from your device.

    To enable or disable location services

    • Find and tap Settings > Google > Location. Tap the slider to enable or disable location services.

    To enable or disable Google Location Sharing

    1. Find and tap Settings > Google > Location.
    2. Tap Google Location Sharing > New message icon.
    3. Select the time span you want to have the function turned on and choose an option to select the contact you want to share your location with. You can also choose the way to share your location by tapping More.

    You can also keep track of your location history under Google Location History.

    Improving GPS accuracy

    The first time you use the GPS function in your device, it can take a few minutes for your location to be found. To help the search, make sure not to cover the GPS antenna, as highlighted in the image. GPS signals can pass through clouds and plastic, but not through most solid objects such as buildings and mountains. If your location isn't found after a few minutes, move to another location.

    GPS antenna
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