Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017)

Android 7.0

Short battery life on my Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Android 7.0

Cause 2 of 15: GPS is turned on

If GPS is turned on on the phone, the power consumption may increase.

Solution: Turn off GPS.

Step 1 of 10

Find "Location"

Slide your finger 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 Connections.

Step 4 of 10

Find "Location"

Press Location.

Step 5 of 10

Turn GPS on or off

Press the indicator to turn the function on or off.

Step 6 of 10

Select positioning method

Press Locating method.

Step 7 of 10

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 8 of 10

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 9 of 10

Select positioning method

If you select Phone only, your phone can find your exact position 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 your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.
Press the settings icon.
Press Connections.
Press Location.

2 Turn GPS 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 Locating 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.
If you select Battery saving, your phone can find your approximate position using the mobile network and nearby Wi-Fi networks.
If you select Phone only, your phone can find your exact position 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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