Learn how to use GPS on your Sony Xperia Z1. Your device has a GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver that uses satellite signals to calculate your location. Your device also supports GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System). Both systems can complement and replace each other, if necessary, to ensure positioning accuracy and a smooth navigation experience. When you enable GPS, the GLONASS system also gets enabled automatically.
Note: When you use features that require this apps and GLONASS receiver to find your location, make sure you have a clear view of the sky.
To enable GPS
- Drag the status bar downwards, then tap .
- Tap Location services.
- Drag the slider beside Access to my location to the right.
- Tap Agree to confirm.
Note: When you enable GPS, the GLONASS system gets enabled automatically.
Getting the best performance
- The first time you use the GPS it can take 5 to 10 minutes for your location to be found. To help the search, make sure you have a clear view of the sky. Stand still and don't cover the GPS antenna (the highlighted area in the image). This apps signals can pass through clouds and plastic, but not through most solid objects such as buildings and mountains. If your location isn't found after a few minutes, move to another location.