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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change Location Services

When you activate your Google account on your Samsung Galaxy SIII, in one of the steps you will be prompted to activate location and Google search to allow Google improving search result and other services using your location data.

See also: How to Activate Google Account on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to the location and Google search, there are some option available on this phone that you can choose to determine your location, such as by using Wi-Fi, satellite-based GPS or sensor-based GPS.

How to customize GPS settings?
You can choose to turn on one or more positioning methods on this phone. To do so kindly follow the steps listed below:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.
  3. Tap Location services.
  4. Now you will see four options available on the screen. They are:
    • Use wireless networks: choose this option if you want the phone determine your location by using Wi-Fi network and/or mobile network.
    • Use GPS satellites: choose this option is you want the phone determine your exact location by using GPS satellites. This methods requires a clear view of the sky to work well.
    • Use sensor aiding: choose this option if you want to use sensors to find your exact location more easily when you're in a weak GPS signal area, such as when indoors. This option will only available if you have enabled Use GPS satellites.
    • Location and Google search: choose this option to allow Google use your location information to get improved search result and other Google services.
  5. Activate one or more the location services you wish to use by tapping the required option. If the checkbox next to the option is ticked means the option is turned on.
  6. Tap Home button to return to the standby mode.

The information about your location collected by these option will be available on the other functions on your phone, such as search functions, weather forecast and navigation. Also by knowing how to select one or more location services, now you can choose to use which best suit you. So, which location service do you use?


  1. How do I acsess my browser options on my Samsung galaxy sg3

    1. Hi Steelhead Slayer,
      Thanks for coming.
      Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a default Browser app named "Internet". You can access browser options with the following steps:
      1. Open Internet app.
      2. Tap the Menu key (it's located at the left side of the Home key) to open the Internet app menus.
      3. Scroll down the menus and then tap "Settings".
      4. Now, you can personalize Internet app according to your need by utilizing the provided options.


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