How to Change the Locating Method in Android Marshmallow

Your Android Marshmallow phone can use a number of different tools to determine your location. By combining all of the available options that your phone offers, that location information can become quite accurate.

So if you find that your phone is often wrong about your location, then you might be looking for a way to improve it. Or maybe you don’t want your phone using all of these options, and you would instead prefer to rely solely on the device GPS to locate you. Fortunately there are three combinations of settings that you can choose from when deciding how you want your location determined in Android Marshmallow.

How to Choose Which Information is Used for Your Location in Marshmallow

The steps in this article were performed on a Samsung Galaxy On5 in the Android Marshmallow operating system. Changing this setting will allow you to choose which combination of options your phone can use to determine your location. Note that some combinations may provide less accurate locations than others.

Step 1: Select the Apps folder.

open the apps folder

Step 2: Touch the Settings icon.

choose the settings icon

Step 3: Choose the Privacy & safety option.

open privacy and safety menu

Step 4: Select the Location option.

select location

Step 5: Touch the Locating method button.

choose locating method

Step 6: Tap the option that you want your phone to use to determine your location. The higher on the screen, the more accurate the location.

android marshmallow locating method

Now that you know how to change the locating method in Android Marshmallow, you can adjust the way that your device uses your location.

Did you know that you can use your phone like a flashlight? Find out how to access the flashlight feature in Android Marshmallow so that you can use this handy option when you find yourself in a situation where it can be useful.

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