May 14th, 2014, 10:44 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: North Carolina
Device(s): HTC Evo V 4G, LG Optimus V
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Anyone Else's Google Maps Not Update Position As They Move?
So I have had an Evo V 4G for a year or two now, completely stock. Recently I've been having a few problems with it, the biggest is with the GPS/Google Maps/Navigation.
When I try to launch Google maps, it will often not connect to GPS service (even after I've made sure I have GPS enabled in the phone's settings); and I have to turn off my phone, pull the battery and sim card, then put them both back in and restart the phone to get the GPS to connect.
On top of that, the GPS will often not update my position as I am traveling, it will lag FAR behind where I actually am on the calculated route. The only way to get this to update is to swipe on the phone screen to look at some part of the map not near my location, then hit the button in the corner that points the map back at my current location (the screen will freeze for a few seconds, then jump to show my actual current position).
This is a very big problem, because unless I am constantly staring at my phone screen while driving to check that it's updating my current position (quite unsafe), the GPS/Google Maps/Navigation is practically useless.
Does any one else have this problem? This (along with other problems with this phone) is making me think of switching to one of T-Mobile no contract plans and upgrading to a Galaxy 3 or 4.