Action - Set Network Location State

The action Set Network Location State changes the setting whether the system can use WiFi access points and the mobile network to determine your location.

Note: Android shows a confirmation dialog on some devices.
Warning: This function requires root access, is not officially supported by Android and might not work on all devices.
Note: adb can be used on some versions of Android to grant the permissions to execute the action without root:

  1. Install adb on a computer (search internet on how to install adb)
  2. enable USB Debugging in System settings -> Developer options on your Android device
  3. connect your Android device to the computer
  4. execute following command in a terminal: adb shell pm grant ch.gridvision.ppam.androidautomagic android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS


  • Turn on the network location when Google Maps is started.
Network Location
Whether the network location provider can be used to determine the location.