This wikiHow teaches you how to enable location services and find your current location on a map in Google Maps, using Android.
EditEnabling Location Services
- Open your Android’s Settings app. Find and tap the icon on your Apps menu to open Settings.
- You can also swipe down the notification bar at the top of your screen, and tap on your quick menu.
- Scroll down and tap . This option is located under the PERSONAL heading on your Settings menu.
- Slide the Location switch to position. This will enable location services on your Android, and allow apps to access your current location data.
- Tap . This option should be at the top of your Location menu.
- Select . When this option is selected, your Android will use GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and mobile data to determine your exact location.
EditFinding Your Location
- Open Google Maps on your Android. The Maps app looks like a tiny map icon with a red location pin dropped on it. You can find it on your Apps menu.
- Tap the crosshair icon. This button is located in the lower-right corner of your map. It will determine your current location, and center the map around it.
- Find the blue dot on the map. Your current location is marked with a blue dot on the map.
- The blue dot will move with live GPS updates if you’re moving around.
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