Thursday, July 2, 2009

How to disable A-GPS in Nokia 5800

Nokia 5800 comes with an integrated GPS device. Besides, Nokia 5800 also support Assisted GPS (A-GPS), and it is turn on by default.

A-GPS could help the phone to connect to the satellite faster. However, A-GPS requires the internet connection. Therefore, if you are not subscribed to the unlimited data plan package, you may want to disable the A-GPS support.

My ignorance of this issue had cost me a few hundreds Ringgit.

To disable the A-GPS support in Nokia 5800, follow this steps:

  1. Press the white Menu button.

  2. Select Apps.

  3. Select Location.

  4. SelectPositioning.

  5. Select Positioning Methods.

  6. Select Assisted GPS, and select Disable.


  1. thank you very much for advice, I couldn't find where to turn it off,
    keep up the good work

  2. One question here, the same steps will work for Nokia 5800 internal GPS device also. My bills have increased a lot for the past two months and I am not sure is it because my Nokia GPS is on.

  3. Thanks, really needed to know this, flying out tomorrow

  4. thanks a lot, this is helpful, I used the information on my nokia C6