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Configure Google Location Services, GPS settings on Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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Don't know or not sure which road to take to get to your destination? Well, go get your Galaxy S5 first and then turn on Google location services to help you get to your target destination straight and safe. In case you need further assistance in the settings configuration, here's a quick guide for you to refer to.


The following steps will guide you through enabling and disabling Google location services, including GPS on your Samsung Galaxy S5 handset.

Getting started:

1. Get to the Home screen and tap on Apps.

2. Tap on Settings to proceed.

3. Scroll down to "Network Connections" option.

4. Tap on Location.

5. Slide the Location Switch right to the ON position (if necessary).

6. Tap Agree to proceed.

7. Tap Mode. You will then be prompted with a list of locating method selections available:

8. Choose your preferred locating method. Among the available options include High accuracy, Power saving and GPS only.

Hints:

* High Accuracy - this option uses GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks to estimate your location.
* Power saving - this option uses Wi-Fi and mobile networks to estimate your location.
* GPS only - this option uses GPS to estimate your location.

You now have successfully turned on or enabled Google location services on your device. So you may now let your phone initiate your location search.

//Disable All Location Services on GS5

To turn off All location services on your device including GPS, follow these steps:

1. Tap on Apps from the Home screen.

2. Tap on Settings.

3. Scroll down to "Network Connections" option.

4. Tap to select Location.

5. Tap Location.

6. Slide the Location Switch left to the OFF position. Doing so will disable or turn off all location services including GPS on your device.

//Disable GPS but leave other location services ON or enabled

1. Tap on Apps from any Home screen.

2. Tap on Settings.

3. Scroll down to "Network Connections" option and then tap on Location.

4. Tap Location.

5. Slide the Location Switch right to the ON position (if necessary), then tap Agree to proceed.

6. Tap on Mode.

7. Tap to select Power Saving. This will let you use location services without GPS on your device.

That's all it!

 

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