Sony Xperia M5 - Using Location Services

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Using Location Services

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

from cellular and Wi-Fi networks as well as Global Positioning System (GPS) information

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

satellites, your device can determine your location using the Wi-Fi function. And if you're

not within range of a Wi-Fi network, your device can determine your location using your

cellular 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, then tap the slider to enable or disable location


Improving GPS Accuracy

The first time you use the GPS function in your device, it can take a few 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