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Check whether location services are enabled on Android Phone

, 1 Apr 2013
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Checking location services are enabled or disabled on android phone.

Introduction

Nowadays, Many applications use location services. As a developer, you have to check location services are enabled or disabled if your app uses location services. Let's look at how to check location services. 

Using the code 

First, you have to add location services permission to manifest file. 

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" /> 

Second, you have to check whether location services are enabled by using some boolean function. To do this, you have to access to location manager. Location manager has some provider information. For example location services are enabled or disabled. 

 public static boolean control(){

LocationManager locManager = (LocationManager) getSystemService(LOCATION_SERVICE);  

        if (locManager.isProviderEnabled(LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER)){  
           //GPS enabled
           return true;
        }
           
        else{
           //GPS disabled
           return false;
        }
}       

 As you see, if location services are enabled, function returns true. If it isn't, function returns false.  

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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Melih Mucuk
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