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How-To Enable Discovery Mapping
How-To Enable Discovery Mapping
Updated over a week ago

Discovery Mapping allows subscribers to earn rewards by sharing their location. This allows us to understand where Helium Mobile subscribers are using our network.

Getting Started

Before you enable Discovery Mapping, let’s get prepared! Discovery Mapping requires the latest version of the Helium Mobile app. Go to the App Stores for your device to confirm there’s no update before proceeding:

  • Android: Google Play

    • If you have previously installed the Helium Mobile app, please delete it and re-install from the link above.

    • If you have previously installed Helium Mobile from TestFlight, please delete that app and install Helium Mobile from the App Store with the link above.

Now that we’re all set, let’s get mapping!

Turn on Discovery Mapping

  1. To enable Discovery Mapping, navigate to the “Mapping” tab using the bottom menu.

  2. Turn on the toggle next to “Enable Discovery Mapping”.

  3. You will now be asked to accept or deny our location usage policy.

    • This states that “Helium Mobile collects location data when Mobile Mapping is enabled even when the app is closed or not in use.”

  4. Tap “Accept” to continue.

  5. You will be prompted to share your device’s location data with Helium Mobile. Select “Allow While Using the App” to continue.

  6. You will be prompted to share your device’s location data with Helium Mobile. Select “Always Allow” to continue.

  7. You will be prompted to give Helium Mobile access to your Motion & Fitness information. Select “OK”.

    • Motion permission helps detect when your device is in-motion to save battery life when mapping.

  8. That’s it! You can now tap “Sounds good!”, close your Helium Mobile app and continue about your day. Just use your device as normal.

I’ve turned on mapping, now what?

While mapping is enabled, your location data is being used in the background. Make sure your device continues to share its location with Helium Mobile.

Rewards eligibility is currently based on sharing at least 5 events in 2 non-consecutive hours. Try going for a walk around the block twice a day. Exact number of events and timing may change as we learn more about the data we are receiving. We'll do our best to communicate to the community any changes in requirements to be eligible to earn rewards. As a reminder, Discovery Mapping is designed to collect data regarding typical usage patterns of Helium Mobile subscriber generally, so that the community can continue to efficiently grow the Helium Mobile Network. More info can be found under "Discovery Mapping" in the Terms & Conditions.

Rewards will be claimable in your Helium Mobile app every 24 hours.

Claiming Discovery Mapping Rewards

  1. In the Navigate to the “Mapping” tab using the bottom menu.

  2. Tap the “Earnings” tab.

  3. View the “Claim” button in the middle of the screen with sum of all unclaimed rewards. If you have Discovery Mapping enabled, keep an eye out for unclaimed MOBILE rewards here. If you have no rewards, you’ll see “Nothing to Claim” instead.

  4. If you see MOBILE to claim, congrats! Select “Claim” to begin the claiming process.

  5. You will now see the sum total of unclaimed MOBILE rewards, the cost to claim in SOL, and any discounts. Approximate claiming cost is 0.0003 SOL* per transaction, but this amount can vary over time*. You can read more about Solana transaction fees here: Helium Mobile will cover one claim per week!

  6. You can now tap “Claim All” to begin the transaction.

  7. You’ll see the spinner while the transaction is in progress. Once transaction completes, the claim dialog will close and you'll be all good to go! You should now see your new MOBILE token balance in the “Tokens” tab of the “Wallet” page.

*The value of Supported Digital Assets has been subject to, and may again in the future experience, extreme volatility, which can be influenced by a variety of unpredictable factors (often with no clear indication of what is driving such volatility). You understand there can be no assurance that the Supported Digital Assets will maintain their present value in the future, or that they will have any value at all.

For clarity, SOL is the native token of the Solana Network. For more information please visit []

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