Nokia N86 8MP - Assisted GPS (A-GPS)

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Assisted GPS (A-GPS)

Your device also supports assisted GPS (A-GPS).
A-GPS requires network support.
Assisted GPS (A-GPS) is used to retrieve assistance data

over a packet data connection, which assists in

calculating the coordinates of your current location

when your device is receiving signals from satellites.
When you activate A-GPS, your device receives useful

satellite information from an assistance data server

over the cellular network. With the help of assisted

data, your device can obtain the GPS position faster.
Your device is preconfigured to use the Nokia A-GPS

service, if no service provider-specific A-GPS settings

are available. The assistance data is retrieved from the

Nokia A-GPS service server only when needed.


Positioning (GPS)

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To disable the A-GPS service, select





GPS data




Positioning settings


Positioning methods


Assisted GPS






You must have an internet access point defined in the

device to retrieve assistance data from the Nokia A-GPS

service over a packet data connection. The access point

for A-GPS can be defined in positioning settings. A

wireless LAN (WLAN) access point cannot be used for

this service. Only a packet data internet access point

can be used. Your device asks you to select the internet

access point when GPS is used for the first time.