GPS not lockingSupport


  1. suttoc

    suttoc Active Member

    I can't seem to get a lock better than 1500 meters in Google Maps - and this is consistent across all apps that use GPS. I tested my wife's Shift standing in the same spot and hers locked with no problem, so it's not the towers or view of the sky. Also, the satellite icon just keeps blinking. Are there any tricks to fixing this problem? Or could this be a phone problem?

    Thanks!

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  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

  3. suttoc

    suttoc Active Member

    Not sure what tower location is. Where can I check that setting to see if it's on?
  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    homescreen -> Menu -> Settings -> Location -> Use wireless networks (check) along with Use GPS satellites (check)

    These phones use aGPS and get an initial location from the cell towers, then use that to get a precise GPS lock.

    Without an initial seeding, an aGPS system can take 15, 20 minutes or more trying to square itself away.
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  5. suttoc

    suttoc Active Member

    Could using Juice Defender contribute to the problem? I just rebooted, and disabled Juice Defender and my location came up in seconds.
  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Yep it might - as I recall, you can inhibit services to save power - maybe check how that beastie is configured. I'm not a JD user, so - that's all I got for you.

    Just glad it wasn't hardware!!
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  7. suttoc

    suttoc Active Member

    Me too! I'm gonna keep JD disable for a while and see if the GPS problems comes back. If not, JD gets dumped! Thanks!
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Pleasure!
  9. suttoc

    suttoc Active Member

    Sorry...one more thing I noticed and wanted to throw out there. It asks to turn on Wifi when I open, say Google Maps. If wifi is off, no location lock. If on, it locks. Do you know how this works? Obvisouly if I'm in a car I don't have a wifi connection.
  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I get the same warning, but it works anyways.

    Your 3G is on?
  11. suttoc

    suttoc Active Member

    Yes, 3G is on. And I just tried GPS test and I don't get anything on the map. My GPS status is a yellow dot. I would assume that is bad. :-(
  12. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Yep - run through yours and your wife's settings - all - for wireless and location, and ensure they're identical (and using the towers).

    Wait - btw - just try a reboot - maybe it wasn't juice defender and that was coincidental?

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