how to enable and use GPS on your smartphone

How to enable and use GPS on smartphone

Today, traveling in a city that you do not know without GPS has become almost unthinkable to avoid getting lost. GPS phenomenon in cars has grown rapidly that many French homes have one. However, not everyone has the means to afford such an object. But with the development of smartphone performance, the manufacturers have decided to integrate the GPS function. This was a real revolution in the use of a device. That’s why we’ll explain how to activate GPS on your smartphone, then how to use it and finally download a GPS via Google Play Store.

How do I enable GPS on smartphone?

Before sarting any manipulations to use GPS on your smartphone, make sure the Google Maps app is installed on your smartphone. You just need to look it up on your smartphone. If it’s not available on your device, go to Google Play Store where you just type “Google Maps” in the search bar and install it. When you have found the application or have just installed it on your smartphone, first go to “Settings” and then go to the “Personal” section. From there, you will find the button “Location” and you just have to click on it to activate the location of your smartphone. Then, activate the “High precision” mode to use the GPS, mobile networks and Wifi to locate you with your smartphone. In addition, you must activate Wifi or mobile networks because otherwise the GPS will not work. Once you have done this, you have been able to activate the GPS on your smartphone.

How to use GPS on smartphone?

If you’ve successfully completed everything we’ve described in the previous paragraph, then now we’ll explain how to use GPS on your smartphone. First, you simply need to open the application called “Google Maps”. Then, just enter the name of a city or a specific address where you want to go with your smartphone, then press “Search”. When you have found your destination, tap the address or name of the city you are looking for, usually located at the bottom of your screen. From here, Google Maps will display the route, the time to travel, the number of kilometers and the mode of transport you can choose. Concerning the mode of transport, several choices are available to you: the car, the bicycle, the mode pedestrian or the transports. Once you have made your choice, press “Start navigation”. The GPS of your smartphone will start and you will have to follow the itinerary indicated by this one.

Download GPS navigation applications to your smartphone

It is possible to download applications specialized in GPS navigation. First, go to “Google Play Store” where you will type in the “GPS” search bar. You will find a wide selection of GPS applications among the results of your search. These applications are specialized in GPS navigation, and according to your choice, they can be more powerful than the application initially installed on your smartphone. We warn you! Read the notes and user reviews of the application you are interested in carefully. In addition, some GPS applications are free while some are paying for your smartphone, so beware.

Conclusion: your smartphone is a useful and powerful GPS

The development of GPS on smartphones proved to be a very useful idea that allowed many people to no longer get lost, when they did not have their GPS on hand. A GPS installed on your smartphone can be very convenient, faster and more powerful than traditional GPS since the maps are more up-to-date. However, using GPS on your smartphone will cause your battery to drop quite fast. Therefore, avoid using the GPS of your smartphone over a long distance or recharge it via the cigarette lighter to avoid reaching your destination with a discharged device. In case of problems, do not hesitate to consult an expert who will help you use the GPS on your smartphone.

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