Many of the services and apps on your Android phone need information about your location in order to function as intended. However, if the Location setting on your phone is turned off, then you may notice some unusual behavior from these apps or, more likely, the apps simply won’t work at all.
If your phone is prompting you to turn on the Location setting, or if you are having issues with an app that you think might be related to that, then you will need to know where to find the Location setting so that you can enable it. Our guide below will show you how to do that.
How to Turn on Location Data on a Samsung Galaxy On5
The steps in this article were performed on a Samsung Galaxy On5 using the Android Marshmallow operating system. By enabling the option below, you will allow your phone to use your location for certain services. Additionally, apps on your phone will be able to request access to this information if you have elected to allow them to do so.
Step 1: Open the Apps folder.
Step 2: Select the Settings option.
Step 3: Choose the Privacy and safety option.
Step 4: Touch the Location button.
Step 5: Tap the button at the top of the screen to turn Location on.
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