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How do I check if my GPS is enabled/activated on Torch 9800?

Hi group. How do I check if my GPS is enabled or activate on Torch 9800? Will other people be able to track my location if GPS is on?  How do I disable it?  Please help.  Thanks - Anna

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Re: How do I check if my GPS is enabled/activated on Torch 9800?

To turn on GPS technology

Depending on your BlackBerry® device model and wireless network, this feature might not be supported.
Note: The GPS options that appear on your device might differ slightly from the options that appear in this task.
  1. On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.
  2. Click Device > Location Settings.
  3. Change the Location Services field to Location On.
  4. Press the Image of the Menu key key > Save.
To turn off GPS technology, change the Location Services field to Location Off.
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Re: How do I check if my GPS is enabled/activated on Torch 9800?

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Hi and welcome to the forums!

 

9800 Getting Started Demo

 

 

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Smartphone User Guide Version: 6.0 _ GPS Technology

1. On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.
2. Click Device > Location Settings.
3. Change the Location Services field to Location On.
4. Press the key > Save.
To turn off GPS technology, change the Location Services field to Location Off.


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Re: How do I check if my GPS is enabled/activated on Torch 9800?

Thank you for your response. it worked!!!!

Have a good day..

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Re: How do I check if my GPS is enabled/activated on Torch 9800?

Hello Bifocals.

Many thanks for your response.  Very much appreciated.

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Re: How do I check if my GPS is enabled/activated on Torch 9800?


Virgo9973 wrote:

Hi group. Will other people be able to track my location if GPS is on?    Thanks - Anna



no one else can unless you are on BES or use a service like google lattitude or have it enabled in some apps.

 

BlackBerry is designed to be very secure so this data will not be abused. You can always look in application permissions of your apps and choose to enable the features you want.

 

when using the camera it can get GPS info and put it into the jpg metadata so you can know where it was taken. This also can cause a delay in taking pictures sometimes so I keep it off.

 

 

 




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Re: How do I check if my GPS is enabled/activated on Torch 9800?

I have tried all your suggestions but, my location when I refresh my location still comes back to La Quinta, CA.  Can someone help me into changing it? Many thanks.