GPS Location Settings - Android™

GPS location settings can affect battery life and location accuracy. This shows how to view and change these settings.

Note For more info on Android GPS location settings, see this support page.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps > Settings > Location.
    Note If unavailable, navigate: Settings > Security & Location.
  2. If available, tap Location.
  3. Ensure the Location switch is set to on Switch on.
  4. Tap 'Mode' or 'Locating method' then select one of the following:
    Note Options vary depending on device.
    • High accuracy (Battery usage: high): Uses GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks to estimate location.
    • Power saving / Battery saving (Battery usage: low): Uses Wi-Fi and mobile networks to estimate location.
    • GPS only / Device only / Device sensors (Battery usage: moderate): Uses GPS to estimate location.
  5. If presented with a Location consent prompt, tap Agree.