How to use GPS on Android Smartphone?

In this article, I will put the spotlight on how you can use GPS in your Android smartphone. GPS stands for Global Positioning System which tracks your current location using your smartphone and guides you to your desired location while moving. Modern cars have these features built into their car system software where you don’t even have to use the Android phone to use GPS. To use the GPS on your smartphone you need to drag the icon from the top. Then tap on the GPS icon, in Android Google provides a pre-installed app for GPS tracking named Google Maps.

How to use GPS on Android Smartphones
How to use GPS on Android Smartphones

Google Maps allows you to check your current location and guide you with directions. Both Android and iPhone have their own GPS tracking apps. There are several apps available on the internet but I suggest you use Google Maps over anything as its results are more accurate.

How to Enable GPS on Android Smartphone

If you want to use the GPS feature on your smartphone then you first have to activate it. I have shared the steps below to activate the GPS. I request you to follow the steps as given.

  1. The first step is your device must have an active internet connection to use the GPS
  2. Now go to “Settings” in the Android menu
  3. After that Tap on “Location”
  4. Now Tap on it to enable the GPS feature

The above steps will active the GPS on your Android smartphone. As this feature will increase battery discharge so, if you want to disable the feature when not in use then you have to follow the exact same steps to disable the GPS.

How to use GPS through Android App

For Android smartphones, there are many GPS apps available to download from Google Play Store. Google maps use internal maps to determine the location. The most trusted app is Google Maps as well most accurate one.

  1. First, you have to turn on the location services on your Android smartphone.
  2. Go to Google Play Store and search Google Maps in the search bar
  3. Tap on install
  4. Accept the terms to use for this app
  5. Once the app is installed
  6. Open Google Map
  7. Now you will able to see your current location

I hope the above-given steps have helped you to download and install the Google Map and allows you to use the GPS. If you still have any questions about Google Maps and GPS then contact us in chat. Bookmark this webpage for more latest news and updates associated with GPS.

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