Motorola Moto G8 POWER

Motorola Moto G8 POWER

Android 10.0

My Motorola Moto G8 POWER Android 10.0 uses a large amount of mobile data

Cause 1 of 3: GPS position usage for applications is turned on

If GPS position usage for applications is turned on, your phone will use mobile data when an application uses GPS to determine your position and is not connected to a Wi-Fi-network.

Solution: Turn off GPS position usage for applications.

Step 1 of 13

Find "Location"

Slide two fingers downwards starting from the top of the screen.

Step 2 of 13

Find "Location"

Press the settings icon.

Step 3 of 13

Find "Location"

Press Location.

Step 4 of 13

Turn use of GPS position on or off

Press the indicator next to "Use location" to turn the function on or off.

Step 5 of 13

Turn use of GPS position for applications on or off

Press App permission.

Step 6 of 13

Turn use of GPS position for applications on or off

Press the required app.

Step 7 of 13

Turn use of GPS position for applications on or off

Press the required setting to turn the function on or off.

Step 8 of 13

Turn use of GPS position for applications on or off

Press arrow left.

Step 9 of 13

Select positioning method

Press Advanced.

Step 10 of 13

Select positioning method

Press Google Location Accuracy.

Step 11 of 13

Select positioning method

If you press the indicator next to "Improve Location Accuracy" to turn on the function, your phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites, the mobile network and nearby Wi-Fi networks. Satellite-based GPS requires a clear view of the sky.

Step 12 of 13

Select positioning method

If you press the indicator next to "Improve Location Accuracy" to turn off the function, your phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites but it may take longer as there is no access to supplementary information from the mobile network or nearby Wi-Fi networks.

Step 13 of 13

Return to the home screen

Slide your finger upwards starting from the bottom of the screen to return to the home screen.

1 Find "Location"

Slide two fingers downwards starting from the top of the screen.
Press the settings icon.
Press Location.

2 Turn use of GPS position on or off

Press the indicator next to "Use location" to turn the function on or off.
If you turn on geotagging, your phone can find your position using GPS. If you turn off the function, you can't use any GPS functions on your phone.

3 Turn use of GPS position for applications on or off

Press App permission.
Press the required app.
Press the required setting to turn the function on or off.
Press arrow left.

4 Select positioning method

Press Advanced.
Press Google Location Accuracy.
If you press the indicator next to "Improve Location Accuracy" to turn on the function, your phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites, the mobile network and nearby Wi-Fi networks. Satellite-based GPS requires a clear view of the sky.
If you press the indicator next to "Improve Location Accuracy" to turn off the function, your phone can find your exact position using the GPS satellites but it may take longer as there is no access to supplementary information from the mobile network or nearby Wi-Fi networks.

5 Return to the home screen

Slide your finger upwards starting from the bottom of the screen to return to the home screen.

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