GPS not working after over 30 minutes?


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  1. bwsmith

    bwsmith Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I tried using my navigation today to get to a snake call and the it just kept giving me the message Locating GPS. Luckily I had written down some directions before I left. But after over 30 minutes of driving, it never got a GPS lock. I have been keeping the GPS on all the time now because it has been getting worse and worse. At this point, it is about useless for navigation. Any ideas? This is a function that I REALLY need and I need it to work fast and on the fly.
     

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  2. IxI Dan IxI

    IxI Dan IxI Well-Known Member

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    The ****ing thing put me in the middle of the Pacific Ocean today, with GPS lock.
     
  3. sorceror

    sorceror Well-Known Member

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    I and a few others have had this problem intermittently... turning the phone off and doing a reboot seems to fix it.
     
  4. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!! VIP Member

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    The only time I have had this issue was when I was on the phone and using GPS at the same time. I believe that my issue was due to the fact that Verizon's system cannot allow you to connect to 3G while using the Voice service at the same time. So when I went off course and the navigation tried to update my map, it was unable to because I was on the phone.

    Again, I'm not sure if this is your issue or not, but thought I'd through that out there.

    Kratos
     
  5. corbinator

    corbinator Well-Known Member

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    Google maps is not terribly accurate unless you are in a metropolitan area. I live out in the sticks but even in the nearest "large" town it has major stuff quite a bit off. One thing you can try is "GPS Status" in the market, just to check your signal and how many statelites you are receiving. It's happened to me a couple of times (too cloudy, other extra "FM" interfearence) and cycleing the power has fixed the problem. also if you don't have 3G service where your at it doesn't matter how your GPS is doing, your maps are still bumpkiss. There are other posts about calibrating your GPS as well. I would recommend trying all of the above, if that doesn't help you might have a bad droid. Sorry I can't wave my magic fingers and fix it but hopefully this helps.
     
  6. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

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    If you can't get a GPS fix, try the following:

    - Turn GPS off and then back on. If that doesn't help:
    - Power cycle the Droid. If that doesn't help:
    - Try dialing *228, choose option 1.

    Generally that resolves my GPS fix issues with the Droid.

    I've had this happen quite a few times without being on a phone call.

    Google Maps is extremely accurate when GPS is available. If it's not accurate then your GPS receiver is having an issue getting a fix and Google Maps is reverting to a less accurate method of determining your location.
     

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