General Google maps not following me

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zombii matt, May 7, 2010.

  1. zombii matt

    zombii matt Well-Known Member
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    Ok so whenever i use google maps it doesnt follow the blue arrow so to speak. like the blue arrow will move but the screen wont move with it to keep the arrow in the center of the screen. Has anyone else had this problem and is there a fix with it?
     

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  2. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member
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    It's not a problem that I know of and there is no fix. Go into the settings and you can add a little blue dot at the bottom righ of the screen that when you hit it, it will place your little blue GPS arrow in the middle of the screen.
    This is how it was on my BB Storm 9530 and it doesn't appear to be any different on the Incredible.
     
  3. potterdood

    potterdood Well-Known Member
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    Maybe you touched the screen and made it focus elsewhere, just hit the back arrow and it should get your location centered up again, I love how when I get to my destination there are street views...INCREDIBLE!
     
  4. greenrolaids

    greenrolaids Well-Known Member
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    Not to sound like an a$$ but, have you turned on the gps ?
     
  5. zombii matt

    zombii matt Well-Known Member
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    im not touching the screen
    yes i did that when i first got the phone >_>
     
  6. greenrolaids

    greenrolaids Well-Known Member
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    Are you in an area where you get good cell coverage?

    Gmaps pulls data from the internet to load the maps..
     
  7. reflekt2099

    reflekt2099 Active Member
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    quick question...

    For LOCATION SETTING...
    do i want to have "LOCATION ON" checked? the other option is "911 ONLY"

    also...do i want to have the "USE GPS SATELLITES" option checked as well?
     
  8. zombii matt

    zombii matt Well-Known Member
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    yeah i get okay coverage, i normally average between 2 and 3 bars but the thing is is that the map is loaded but its not moving with the arrow and its really aggravating.
     
  9. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah I have used the gps & the maps many times. If you choose to use the map & gps the screen doesn't follow ur location. You have to move the screen to follow it. If you are using the navigation feature then yes the screen will follow your location and it will give you turn by turn directions out loud.
    I could be wrong but this is how it seems to be working on my phone.
     
  10. zombii matt

    zombii matt Well-Known Member
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    they should make the screen follow your location in maps too >_> once they do that i can get rid of my gps only device.
     

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