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Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Scanning Turn on/off location Location Mode

Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Scanning

By default, the Xiaomi smartphone uses WLAN and Bluetooth location tracking even when these features are disabled. Once an app has permission to track the location, these features are used to determine the most accurate data possible. We can turn WLAN and Bluetooth tracking on/off individually.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Location
Step 3:  Tap on  Wi-Fi and Bluetooth scanning
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth scanning
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Location
  3. Tap on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth scanning
  4. Enable or disable Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth scanning

Turn on/off location

We can completely (de)enable general location access on the Xiaomi smartphone, but apps with permission to use the device's location will be prevented from doing so after disabling this feature.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Location
Step 3:  Enable or disable  Location access
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Location
  3. Enable or disable Location access

Location Mode

If location access is enabled on the Xiaomi smartphone, we can choose between different modes of how the location is determined. The following modes are available:

  • High accuracy: Uses GPS, WiFi, mobile networks
  • Battery saving: Uses WiFi, Bluetooth or mobile networks
  • Device Only: Uses the internal GPS only
Android 10 (MIUI 11.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Passwords & security
Step 3:  Tap on  Location
Step 4:  Choose  High accuracy ,  Battery saving  or  Device only
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Passwords & security
  3. Tap on Location
  4. Choose High accuracy, Battery saving or Device only

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