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How does GPS(Global positioning system) work on phones?

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GPS requires internet connectivity NOT UNTIL u av downloaded n installed an OFFLINE map. the maps is just generic. but if u want mor details eg d color of your roof (house). it requires internet. if u use GOOGLE EARTH. u no wat am talkin bout.

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@Emmy K does it requires internet connnectivity??

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@honsule, do you mean face your phone to the "sky" or "heaven"?

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go to ovi.com or nokia.com and download the latest map and the go to this tread http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-314129.0.html#msg4413084 for more info

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This is a very educative thread. Pls keep the explanations coming.

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@zenus i hace actually enabled my gps positioning, but i dont know how to navigate around with it, please kindly help!

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May be u need to upgrade ur phone

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i tried it but after searching it tells me enable gps positionig

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@kool.mine used to do that.Go outside and face ur phone to the sky for five minutes.It should pick gps

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The power of Gps on my N95.check it out

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On my n95, After Opening it, it would search for 5 satelites in the space,when three are found you can start navigating. You would see your 4 cardinal points widely,and a red arrow indicating the position u are like north east, as you walk it start rotating,it depends how you walk,if u go straight,it wont turn. So there is a place you can set where u can set d parameters to where u going e.g North 30¤ east 60.5¤ (well I didnt study Geography). It wud ask u wat u going by, car,canoe,horse foot etc .it calculate the approprate time to be there via wt ur transportation means is. The red arrow keeps u ontrack,calculating the meters u've passed and the one ahead. When you are there, 'Arrive' would cover the whole screen. Then it ask u wheather to search for it on The World map. Here u go, u gonna see your country,town and ur specific location on the map. Note: your keypad serves as the receiver so dont cover it.

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@honsule i dont know how to power GPS on my E71 when ever i try to connect it tells me no GPS found.

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