Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 XL

Android 9.0

Turn GPS on your Google Pixel 3 XL Android 9.0 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 10

Find "Location"

Slide two fingers downwards starting from the top of the screen.

Step 2 of 10

Find "Location"

Press the settings icon.

Step 3 of 10

Find "Location"

Press Security & location.

Step 4 of 10

Find "Location"

Press Location.

Step 5 of 10

Turn use of GPS position on or off

Press the indicator next to "Use location" 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 6 of 10

Select positioning method

Press Advanced.

Step 7 of 10

Select positioning method

Press Google Location Accuracy.

Step 8 of 10

Select positioning method

If you press the indicator next to "Improve Location Accuracy" to turn on the function, 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 9 of 10

Select positioning method

If you press the indicator next to "Improve Location Accuracy" to turn off the function, 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 10 of 10

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 of the screen.
Press the settings icon.
Press Security & location.
Press Location.

2. Turn use of GPS position on or off

Press the indicator next to "Use location" 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 Advanced.
Press Google Location Accuracy.
If you press the indicator next to "Improve Location Accuracy" to turn on the function, 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 press the indicator next to "Improve Location Accuracy" to turn off the function, 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.