Sony Xperia XA

Sony Xperia XA

Android 6.0

Turn GPS on your Sony Xperia XA Android 6.0 on or off

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Your phone can determine your geographical position using GPS (Global Positioning System). The information about your location can be used by a number of applications on your phone such as navigation, the search function or weather forecast.

Step 1 of 9

Find "Location"

Slide two fingers downwards starting from the top the screen.

Step 2 of 9

Find "Location"

Press the settings icon.

Step 3 of 9

Find "Location"

Press Location.

Step 4 of 9

Turn use of GPS position on or off

Press the indicator to turn the function on or off.

If you turn on geotagging, your phone can find your position using GPS. If you turn off the function, you can't use any GPS functions on your phone.
Step 5 of 9

Select positioning method

Press Mode.

Step 6 of 9

Select positioning method

If you select High accuracy, your phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites, the mobile network and nearby Wi-Fi networks. Satellite-based GPS requires a clear view of the sky.

Step 7 of 9

Select positioning method

If you select Battery saving, your phone can find your approximate position using the mobile network and nearby Wi-Fi networks.

Step 8 of 9

Select positioning method

If you select Device only, your phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites but it may take longer as there is no access to supplementary information from the mobile network or nearby Wi-Fi networks.

Step 9 of 9

Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

1. Find "Location"

Slide two fingers downwards starting from the top the screen.
Press the settings icon.
Press Location.

2. Turn use of GPS position on or off

Press the indicator to turn the function on or off.
If you turn on geotagging, your phone can find your position using GPS. If you turn off the function, you can't use any GPS functions on your phone.

3. Select positioning method

Press Mode.
If you select High accuracy, your phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites, the mobile network and nearby Wi-Fi networks. Satellite-based GPS requires a clear view of the sky.
If you select Battery saving, your phone can find your approximate position using the mobile network and nearby Wi-Fi networks.
If you select Device only, your phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites but it may take longer as there is no access to supplementary information from the mobile network or nearby Wi-Fi networks.

4. Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.
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