By Steve Evans, BBC Newsreader – For many motorists, the car’s navigation system may be the most important piece of technology they use to navigate their journeys.
But it can also be a challenge to use it properly.
Here are some tips for making sure you get the most out of your smartphone’s GPS.
How does it work?
A GPS system is an electronic device that keeps track of where you are and where you’re going, using a series of radio signals to communicate with satellites and other devices.
The signal can be picked up by GPS satellites, and used to pinpoint your position on the map.
How accurate is it?
GPS systems are generally considered to be around 1.5km (about 1.6 miles) out, but this can vary depending on how far you’re travelling and what you’re doing.
This can lead to problems with GPS accuracy when it comes to finding your way around a busy city, where the signal strength is much lower.
There’s also a big difference between the quality of the signal and the accuracy of the device.
How reliable is the GPS system?
The best way to tell if your phone is accurate is to compare it with other GPS devices.
This allows you to see how close you are to your destination, and to compare the signal with a range of nearby GPS satellites.
You’ll also find out whether your phone’s battery life is getting better or worse over time, and how long it’s been running.
What about the battery?
GPS satellites are small and generally take around five to 10 minutes to transmit a signal, meaning that if you’re not paying attention, your phone may not know that you’re still using it.
However, if your battery is too small to function at all, the signal is likely to be lost.
When this happens, you may find yourself relying on the car to find you.
How to fix this?
Check your phone for the GPS signal again, and try again with a different GPS signal.
If the signal still doesn’t show up, try a different signal from another GPS satellite.
If that still doesn and you still don’t find it, then the problem is probably with your battery.
If you’re driving in congested urban areas, your battery may need replacing or replacement.
When to look out for signs of battery failure A car’s GPS system may get too old or malfunctioning, and you may have to re-route your route depending on the weather.
If this is the case, check your GPS settings, or try switching on an alternative GPS system, such as the CarPlay or the new GPS-equipped iPhones.
The best thing you can do to ensure that your smartphone is not relying on GPS to find it’s way around is to ensure you have a backup GPS system.
This could be a smart phone, tablet or car radio, or the most basic GPS unit available, such a a smartphone.
How do I turn off GPS?
You can turn off the GPS in your smartphone settings by tapping the ‘power off’ button at the top of the screen.
It will then shut down the device, and will not send any data to the satellite or any other devices that use GPS.
However the system will still work, and your phone will still be able to find its way around the city.
What if I need to call 911?
You may be surprised to find that there are no plans to make 911 calls using your smartphone.
In fact, there’s no way to turn it off, even if you want to.
But you may want to look into turning it on if you can, to avoid calling 911 in the first place.
What happens when I need a roadside assistance vehicle?
If you need a vehicle to assist you, the best way is to take the best route you can in case of an emergency.
You can use your smartphone to navigate the roads and avoid the need for a car, and then turn it on and let the vehicle take care of you.
However you need it to help you, this will also give the vehicle the opportunity to check your surroundings.
If a car is travelling in front of you, it may also be able, if you let it, to use its emergency braking system to brake on the spot.
How can I tell if my car’s battery is full?
You should check to see if your smartphone has been charging your phone.
It should be around 90% full when you start using the phone.
However it will slowly drain from 100% full to about 10% full if you use the GPS.
So you can see whether you’re having a battery problem if your screen starts flashing blue or red.
If it does, you should take your phone to the shop or your nearest authorised repair centre for a full battery check.
What are the benefits of using GPS?
For drivers using their smartphones, the benefits are a much greater sense of security and accuracy, as well as greater accuracy in navigating a city or rural area.
The main benefit is that it lets you