Google Maps GPS problems

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by nate51, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. nate51

    nate51 Member
    16

    Oct 13, 2010
    20
    1
    16
    Freelance Web Developer
    Mississauga, Ontario
    I have an HTC Desire and I was using the GPS Google Maps at home and it seemed to work fine off GPS alone, I tried it on both WiFi and GPS separately. But when I left home and was near Niagara Falls the GPS would not lock and the maps would not fill in. I updated to Google Maps 4.5.1 and still no luck. Does anyone know why this would happen. Does Google maps only work on WiFi?
     

    Advertisement
  2. jimdroid

    jimdroid Well-Known Member
    93

    Oct 31, 2009
    805
    106
    93
    SF Bay Area
    How was your signal? If the maps do not fill in, perhaps you didn't have a data connection. Try it in an area with good known 3G coverage.

    And no, Google maps works when not on WiFi.

    jd
     
  3. nate51

    nate51 Member
    16

    Oct 13, 2010
    20
    1
    16
    Freelance Web Developer
    Mississauga, Ontario
    @jimdroid

    I was using strictly GPS no data connection what so ever. Also your last comment. But if the maps work when not on WiFi do you need to have the maps pre-viewed so they can load from the internal memory or SD card, because last I head Google Maps does not install maps to your mobile device, it works more like a PC and loads on demand.
     
  4. jimdroid

    jimdroid Well-Known Member
    93

    Oct 31, 2009
    805
    106
    93
    SF Bay Area
    You need a data connection (aka internet connection) so that the maps can be loaded. You are correct, the maps are not installed on the phone with Google Maps, they are downloaded as needed.

    jd
     

Share This Page

Loading...