Your device has a global positioning system (GPS) receiver that uses satellite signals to calculate your location.
When you use features that require the GPS receiver to find your location, make sure you have a clear view of the sky.
To enable GPS
- From your Home screen, tap .
- Tap Settings > Location services.
- Mark the GPS satellites checkbox.
Getting the best performance
The first time you use the GPS it can take 5 to 10 minutes for your location to be found. To help the search, make sure you have a clear view of the sky. Stand still and don't cover the GPS antenna (the highlighted area in the image). The 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.