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Old November 8th, 2013, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Google Maps loses location even when in good cell area and especially when on a call. Close app and re-open and it starts back up. Should not have to do this.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 12:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have seen this happen on my Note 3 here in Asia. Happened to me in Thailand, Hong Kong and in China.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 03:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums SpringerReb. Do you have GPS on as well?
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Yes - under location services it is checked.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 07:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That's the new Google maps (as of July), also no destination prediction, no searching for alternate routes. It's really a shame and very odd that in a major "update" they remove some of the most useful and distinguishing functions not to mention reducing the capability of the basic gps.
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Any way to download old Google maps
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I wish, that would be another great option, let users choose the version. On older phones you can uninstall updates, on the Note 3 the "base" version is the one after the update.
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hopefully this is something that can be fixed with software updates.

I am in sales and use my google maps daily!!
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Looks like I'm not the only one noticing this. Was a comment under the new At&t update. See below.......


I was hoping it would allow for GPS connectivity improvements. Sometimes it just loses connection and refuses to reconnect without rebooting in Google Maps.
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It's the Google maps software, not the gps hardware. You might get better results using a 3rd party navigation app.
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I noticed the maps pointer spinning as well. I'm going to check if the November 8th update fixes that. I'll post back after 10 PM EST.
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After the update the pointer is still swinging wildly but the actual location dot is spot on. I haven't tried it using driving directions though. I don't have a vehicle.
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After the update the pointer is still swinging wildly but the actual location dot is spot on. I haven't tried it using driving directions though. I don't have a vehicle.
Sounds like a problem with the compass
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I use Mapquest for navigation (I've always liked it better than Google Nav) and, aside from the little glitches I see regularly with any GPS receiver (like suddenly being a black away from where I am, for just a second or two), I don't see any major loss of location.

Remember, though, that any sudden strong reflection of a GPS signal (like passing near a large overhead metal sign) can throw a GPS receiver calculation way off. Things like that are the cause of the one or two second "how did I get over there" errors.
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