Instructions to setup for Android devices - Brimstone Recreation

Instructions to setup for Android devices

1. Find & download the Brimstone® Connection app for an Android Phone

  • On your device, open Google Play Store  or visit the Google Play store on a web browser.
  • Search for the Brimstone® Connection app by entering a keyword like Brimstone®.
  • Select Brimstone® Connection.
  • Select Install.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the app.

2. Manage your Android device’s location settings

You can use location-based services such as getting better local search results, like commute predictions and nearby restaurants based on your phone’s location, when you turn location on in settings.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 12 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Understand the location settings available on your phone

Important: When you turn off location on your phone, apps and services can’t get your phone’s location. You can still get local results and ads based on your IP address.

Google has a list of location-based services, including:

  • Google Location Accuracy for your Android device (a.k.a. Google Location Services): To get a more accurate location for your phone, learn how to manage Location Accuracy.
  • Emergency Location Service for your Android device: Learn how to manage Android Emergency Location Service.
  • Earthquake alerts for your Android device: To get updates for nearby earthquakes on your phone, learn how to manage Earthquake alerts.
  • Use location for time zone on your Android device: To get time zone updates based on location, learn how to manage location for time zone.
  • Location History for your Google Account: To find and manage the places your phone has been, learn how to turn on Location History.
  • Location Sharing for Google Maps: To let others know where your phone is, learn how to share your real-time location via Google Maps.
  • Location in Search: To get more helpful results when you search on Google, learn how to manage location permissions for websites and apps.
  • Wi-Fi scanning and Bluetooth scanning: To help apps get better location info, learn how to scan for network or bluetooth devices.

Tip: Apps have their own settings. Learn how to manage app location settings.

Turn location on or off for your phone

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  • Touch and hold Location
    • If you don’t find Location  :
      • Tap Edit   or Settings .
      • Drag Location  into your Quick Settings.

If you use an older Android version

Choose location settings (Android 9.0)

To change location settings: 

  • Open your device’s Settings app.
  • Tap Security & Location > Location.
    • If you have a work profile, tap Advanced.

Then, choose an option:

  • Turn Location on or off: Tap Location.
  • Scan for nearby networks: Tap Advanced > Scanning. Turn Wi-Fi scanning or Bluetooth scanning on or off.
  • Turn emergency location service on or off:  Tap Advanced > Google Emergency Location Service. Turn Emergency Location Service on or off.

Choose location mode (Android 4.4—8.1)

  • Open your phone’s Settings app.
  • Tap Security & Location > Location.
    • If you don’t find “Security & Location," tap Location.
  • Tap Mode.
  • Select a mode:
    • High accuracy: Use GPS, Wi-Fi, mobile networks, and sensors to get the most accurate location. Use Google Location Services to help estimate your phone’s location faster and more accurately.
    • Battery saving: Use sources that use less battery, like Wi-Fi and mobile networks. Use Google Location Services to help estimate your phone’s location faster and more accurately.
    • Device only: Use GPS and sensors. Don’t use Google Location Services to improve location accuracy. This can estimate your phone’s location more slowly and use more battery.

Choose location access (Android 4.1—4.3)

You can control what location information your phone can use.

  • Open your phone’s Settings app.
  • Under “Personal," tap Location access.
  • At the top of the screen, turn Access to my location on or off.
    • When location access is on, pick either or both of:
    • GPS satellites: Lets your phone estimate its location from satellite signals, like a GPS device in a car.
    • Wi-Fi & mobile network location: Lets your phone use Google Location Services to help estimate its location faster, with or without GPS.
    • When location access is off:
 Your phone can’t find its precise location or share it with any apps.

Tip: If you have a tablet that more than one person uses, each person can have different location access settings.

3. Help your phone get a more accurate location (Google Location Services a.k.a. Google Location Accuracy)

Turn your phone’s location accuracy on or off

Android 12 & higher

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  • Touch and hold Location .
    • If you don’t find Location :
      • Tap Edit  or Settings .
      • Drag Location  into your Quick Settings.
  • Tap Location Services > Google Location Accuracy.
  • Turn Improve Location Accuracy on or off.

Android 11 & lower

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  • Touch and hold Location .
    • If you don’t find Location :
      • Tap Edit  or Settings .
      • Drag Location  into your Quick Settings.
  • Tap Wi-Fi scanning and Bluetooth scanning.
  • Turn Wi-Fi scanning and Bluetooth scanning on or off.

4. Set up Wi-Fi & Bluetooth scanning

To help apps get better location info, you can let your phone scan for nearby Wi-Fi access points or Bluetooth devices.

Android 12 & higher

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  • Touch and hold Location .
    • If you don’t find Location :
      • Tap Edit  or Settings .
      • Drag Location  into your Quick Settings.
  • Tap Location services.
  • Turn Wi-Fi scanning and Bluetooth scanning on or off.

Android 11 & lower

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  • Touch and hold Location .
    • If you don’t find Location :
      • Tap Edit  or Settings .
      • Drag Location  into your Quick Settings.
  • Tap Advanced > Google Location Accuracy.
  • Turn Improve Location Accuracy on or off.

5. Turn On Your Android phone’s location for the Brimstone® Connection App

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 11 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  • Touch and hold Location . If you don’t find Location :
    • Tap Edit  or Settings . Then drag Location  into your Quick Settings.
  • Tap the Brimstone® Connection App permission.
  • Change the app’s permissions, tap it, then choose the location access for the app.
  • Select “Allowed only while in use”.

Tip:  If these steps don’t work for you, get help from your device manufacturer.

6. How to login and use the Brimstone® Connection app

  • Important: Make certain you have cellular service and connected to the internet when starting the app for the first time and when planning to use the app to access the trails. The app will then operate during your ride whether or not cell service is available as long as the app remains open.
  • Enter your Last Name
  • Enter your date of birth
  • Click on the agree to terms button
  • You are all set…..

If you encounter any issues, please contact the office at 423-663-4868.

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