ACTIVATE the GPS of the Smartphone / Tablet  ▷ Step by Step Guide ▷ 2020

GPS next to Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) For its acronym in English, they are currently one of the most useful tools in the world in terms of location technology. Especially on smartphones, the location system is essentialThese not only help you to know where you are, but also make it easier for you to get to a specific place without getting lost.

In addition to locating your destination, the GPS of your smartphone allows you to access your phone even if it has been stolen, or failing that, lost. All mobiles contain a microchip inside that automatically recognizes the location of the device. This means that whatever the case may have been, you will be able to know where your mobile is, and if you wish, you can even erase all the information that is on it.

Although GPS offers various services, many people still do not know how to use it. So if you want to enjoy this possibility and you don’t know how to activate it, In this article we explain how to do it quickly and easily.

Steps to activate or deactivate the GPS of your mobile device

Activate or deactivate the GPS of your mobile It is an extremely simple process, as easy as activating or deactivating WiFI or mobile data.

On Android

To use geolocation on your mobile phone, the first thing you have to do is activate the “Location System”. So that it accesses the information of the place where you are and can guide you to the place where you want to go.

  • Go to the main menu and click on the “Settings“Or”Setting”.
  • Locate the option “Personal” followed by “Location”. In some cases it can be found in “Advanced settings”, This depending on the type of phone you have.
  • Slide the button to activate the location until it says “Yes”Or be placed green, blue or orange color. In case you have another version of Android, simply check the box to activate it. To deactivate it, you just have to slide the button again.
  • You can choose which apps can access this information, which may be the most prominent, TripAdvisor, Google Maps, Wikiloc etc
  • In this way the satellite signal has already located your device and you can indicate the place you want to go. But first you must enter the GPS.
  • Sometimes this operating system will attach all the Google related applications in a folder, in order to access them more easily. If so, enter the shortcut called “Google”And click on the“Google maps”. If it is not displayed in this way, search directly for the application called “Maps”.
  • Once the application is open, Now you can use the GPS and get to the destination you want. Also with this App you can search for gas stations, ATMs, restaurants or any other place.

Enable Android Phone Location Settings

Keep in mind that in order to find the places you must locate on the screen, in the lower right part, the blue icon that contains an arrow. There you can put the address where you are and the destination point. Later you will only have to attend the indications that the system will send you.

*Trick: To activate or deactivate GPS connections more quickly on a Samsung smartphone, just slide your finger from the top of the screen of your phone down to display the notifications menu where we can with a simple tap on its icon, enable or disable it. It is a way to control our GPS connection quickly.

Activate GPS quickly menu Samsung

On iPhone

  • In the menu “Settings“From your phone, look for the option”Privacy“, followed by “Location”.
  • Enable the location option, moving the button to the right. To deactivate it, you just have to repeat the step but to the left.
  • Within this option, you can activate GPS for apps, and websites in which the use of your exact location is required. In the same way, you will be able to authorize if you want them to use your location when you are using the App, or on the contrary, that you do not access it at any time.
  • If you want to search for a specific address and you want to use GPS, once you have done the previous steps, you just have to go to the “Maps”.
  • Finally at the top you can write and find the address you need and wait for the App to give you directions.

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How to activate the GPS of Android or iPhone remotely if my mobile was stolen?

Technology in recent times has made it easier to be able to recover your mobile device easily, either because it was stolen or because it is lost. For this there are various applications that allow you to control the phone through an internet connection. For example, they help you know where it is, erase the data on your device, activate the lock screen, among other options.

But there is also a way to do it through Google or iCloud account which is linked to your mobile. In this part we will show you how to locate your mobile phone remotely.

activate the GPS of Android or iPhone remotely if my phone was stolen or lost

On Android

  • From the Google search engine, access the Gmail account that you have associated with your device.
  • Enter the “Google App”Which are located in the upper bar where the Google image appears.
  • Click on the option “Bill”.
  • In section “Access and Security“, Look for the option”Find your phone”. This will open a list with different alternatives where you can choose between any of them. Among these you can do:
    • Ring your mobile
    • Find the location of your device
    • Lock it
    • Sign out of Google account
    • Clear your device data
  • Google will automatically locate your device. Then it will show you a map with the country, municipality and street where it was located. Notably location does not need to be activated, because Google’s intelligent system facilitates the process.

On iOS

  • In the iOS system you can only make use of this, if you previously had Enabled the Find my iPhone option. You can also do it from iCloudIf you access it, it will ask you to log in with your Apple ID and password, then you can activate this option.
  • From iCloud you can locate your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Even if it is low on battery or off, you will be able to locate it.
  • In iCloud you can make your device play a sound so you can easily locate it, or you can put it in “Lost mode”, This will cause your mobile to lock immediately and generate a search engine and tracking the location of where you have been in the last 24 hours.
  • iOS has the particularity of display a message with a contact number on the screen, even if it is blocked. So that the person who has found it in case it is lost, can locate you without accessing the rest of the information.
  • Through iCloud you can wipe the content remotely from the device and retrieve it in the future through cloud backup. Also perform the “Activation Lock”Which is intended to prevent someone from using or trying to sell your device.

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