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How to use location services on android nougat 7.0 & 7.1

By default turn off GPS in your android phone or tablet devices. You can use location services on android nougat 7.0 & 7.1 that allows apps & sites to use information from Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and cellular data to determine your nearby location. Using GPS location, you can find your destination places / hotels, view traffic, tag location on your photo and more interesting facts. To use and control location details enable location in your android device.

When first time app access your location, it will ask for permission. Also individually set or control which apps and system services have use location services to get information. When disable location services, can’t find your location vie apps. In this tutorial, I will show you details of how to use location services on android nougat 7.0 & 7.1 device.

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Step by step guide to use location services on android nougat 7.0 & 7.1 and marshmallow 6.0  

To use location service on your android device, first of all turn on it in your device.

Step 1: Go to “Settings

Turn off location service in android nougat

Step 2: Tap “Location” under personal section

Turn off location in android phone


By default turn off location in your devices.

Step 3: Turn on location services to use GPS

Step 4: Tap “Mode” to choose location mode

You can view below three location mode settings in your nougat devices. By default set high accuracy.

location mode in android phone

  1. High accuracy

It includes GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or mobile data network to determine your approximate location. This is the perfect for find most accurate locations of places you find.

  1. Battery saving

This option is helpful when your phone battery is not more and find near by location. It will save battery on android device.

  1. Device only

It will use Global Positioning System (GPS) to find location. But disadvantage of this option is consuming more battery power.

You can also see which Apps have accessed your location in android phone or tablet device.

Step 1: Go to “Settings

Step 2: Under personal section, tap “location

You can see recent location requests and location services sections.

use location services on android nougat

In recent location services, you can show apps list that accessed you data such as Google app, contacts, Google play services, Maps and more. It’s easy to use location services on android nougat and marshmallow devices.

Enable / disable location permission on android nougat 7.0 & 7.1

 Step 1: Go to “Settings

Step 2: Under personal section, tap “location

You can see recent location requests section.

check Google app location permission

Step 3: Tap any “app

Tap permission to view location app permission

Step 4: Touch “Permission

Enable or disable location app permission in nougat

List of enable / disable app permission location seen in your device. You can individually stop android apps to accessing your location. It is the one type of manage app permissions on android devices.

Location services section in android

In locations services section, you can see Google location history and Google location sharing options. This Google location history gives permission Google to find location data of your phone, even you aren’t use this service. That’s all about use location services and GPS in android nougat 7.0 & 7.1 and marshmallow devices.

I hope above given information helpful to use location services on android nougat 7.0, marshmallow and other devices. If you have known other useful fact of GPS location services that is important for user, please share with us.

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One comment

  1. Hi there,
    I have read your article about location with big interest because I do have a problem on my Samsung S7 with Nougat. For about 4 days now my battery only last 1 day instead of 3 days.
    Problem narrowed down to an unidentified Recent Location Request called Composed Location. Mind you I have translated from Dutch to English so maybe the name is slightly different.
    In the battery usage I can see extreme numbers for GPS and Wi-Fi activity, almost equal to the time of battery usage after a full charge.
    I have no idea where this location request comes from, for sure OS related considering the version number being 7.0 and the Composed Location can also be accessed from the Android-System listed under the systems on the battery usage page. The percentage is also pretty high for Android-Systems, about the same as all the other systems added together.
    I appreciate some help if possible.
    Thanks

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