Sony Xperia Z2 - Using Location Services

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Using Location Services

Location services allow applications such as Maps and the camera to use information

from your cellphone or Wi-Fi network as well as Global Positioning System (GPS)

information to determine your approximate location. If you're not within a clear line of

sight of GPS satellites, your device can determine your location using the Wi-Fi function.

And if you're not within range of a network, your device can determine your location

using your cellphone network.
In order to use your device to find out where you are, you need to enable location


You may incur data connection charges when you connect to the internet from your device.

To Enable or Disable Location Services


From your Home screen, tap .


Find and tap

Settings > Location, and then tap the on-off switch accordingly to

enable or disable location services.

Improving GPS accuracy

The first time you use the GPS function in your device, it can take 5 to 10 minutes for

your location to be found. To help the search, make sure you have a clear view of the

sky. Stand still and don't cover the GPS antenna (the highlighted area in the image). GPS

signals can pass through clouds and plastic, but not through most solid objects such as

buildings and mountains. If your location isn't found after a few minutes, move to another