Enable Location Services

The My Location feature on Google Maps lets you center the map on your current approximate location.

Enable Location Services

You must have Location Services turned on to view your location in Maps and to use your location to find local resources.

Here's how to enable Location Services:

  1. Go to your device's Settings menu and select Location.*
  2. Select the location options that you want to use:
    • Enable Google Location Services.
    • Enable Wireless networks to allow the phone to determine your approximate location by using Wi-Fi and mobile networks.*
    • Enable GPS services to allow your phone to determine your location to street-level accuracy. GPS works best when you have a clear view of the sky.*

*Note: Exact instructions for your Android device may vary.  Not all location options may be available for all devices.  Some options may be found in a different settings menu.