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Old May 7th, 2013, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone else have issues with location accuracy in Google Maps? More often than not I must toggle GPS off then on for Maps to pinpoint my location. The location icon does not pop up in the status bar unless I do this toggle, clearly showing that its not doing it on its own. As far as I can see, I have all the necessary location settings on.

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Old May 7th, 2013, 11:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I leave my GPS off most of the time to save battery. When I want to use it to navigate, I map the destination, ask for Navigation, turn on the GPS, and it picks me up right away. No troubles so far.
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I leave my GPS off most of the time to save battery. When I want to use it to navigate, I map the destination, ask for Navigation, turn on the GPS, and it picks me up right away. No troubles so far.
Problem or not, Ive considered going the as-needed way but I appreciate the immediacy of leaving it on. When it works that way of course, which it currently isnt.
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2

Menu, tools, manage a-GPS state, reset and then download; calibrate both pitch and roll and then compass.

If anything will help with GPS accuracy, that will.

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- Samsung phones: Because of a firmware bug, they may report extreme battery consumption for GPS Status even if it is not running at all (other programs using sensors are affected too). This is harmless and no power is consumed! Just ignore it and let's hope that a future firmware upgrade will fix this on your phone.
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