How do I add a location to my screen?

Answered by James Kissner

To add a location to your screen on Android 12 or higher, follow these steps:

1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick Settings panel.
2. Look for the “Location” option. If you don’t see it, tap on the “Edit” or “Settings” icon to customize your Quick Settings tiles.
3. Once you find the “Location” option, touch and hold it.
4. Drag the “Location” tile to a desired position on your Quick Settings panel. This will add the location tile to your screen for easy access.
5. Tap on the “Location Services” option to further customize the location settings.

Now, let’s dive into the specifics of the “Location Services” settings:

1. Tap on “Location Services” to access the location-related settings.
2. You will see an option called “Google Location Accuracy.” This setting helps improve the accuracy of your device’s location detection.
3. To toggle the “Improve Location Accuracy” feature, simply turn it on or off according to your preference. Enabling this feature may use additional battery and data, but it can provide more accurate location information.
4. Keep in mind that the availability of certain settings may vary based on your device’s manufacturer or Android version.

It’s worth noting that adding the location tile to your Quick Settings panel allows you to quickly toggle location services on or off. This can be handy when you need to conserve battery or privacy by disabling location tracking temporarily.

When it comes to personal experiences, I’ve found this feature particularly useful when I’m traveling and need to access location services frequently. Having the location tile readily available on my screen saves me time and hassle, especially when I’m exploring new places or using location-based apps.

Adding a location to your screen on Android 12 or higher is a straightforward process. By following the steps provided, you can easily access location services and toggle the “Improve Location Accuracy” feature on or off based on your needs.