Inspire + Case = GPS issues?


  1. dylando808

    dylando808 Well-Known Member

    I've searched the Inspire forums but i haven't found a thread that speaks about my particular issue. but if anyone does know where i can find it can i get a link to it?

    But anyway. my problem here is that the GPS for my Inspire hardly works when i have my case on it. The case i am currently using for my phone is the Casemate Pop! Case (black).

    Without the case the GPS works great and usually gets a lock within a few seconds. GPS works when using Google Maps or HTC Sense Phone Finder.

    But a few days ago i put the case on my Inspire and the GPS could not lock on at all, or even put me in the wrong place maybe thousands of meters away.

    Has this happened to anyone else also? With the Pop or any other case? It would be disappointing if a bit of rubber and plastic would cause this much interference to the GPS antenna, which is located by the camera flash.
    And if anyone knows about this issue can you recommend a case that wouldn't interfere with the radios?

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  2. John Redcorn

    John Redcorn Well-Known Member

    I may have completely imagined it, or remembering the #s wrong or it was cloudy and I didn't realize it but to me it seemed like with my otterbox commuter case on and playing with gps status I was getting accuracy of 25-30 feet where without the case it was 10-15.

    Case stays on all the time now and I don't ever have trouble getting a lock but if I ever check gps status the accuracy is never lower than 25ft.

    Count me as another who didn't know rubber or plastic could interfere with RF.
  3. kstebbing

    kstebbing New Member

    I read a review someone wrote about the Case-Mate Barely There Case that had the same issue.
  4. ChuckFFarrell

    ChuckFFarrell Member

    Son and I both have new HTC Inspires. Bought a case for each from Amazon, no name 1.99 rubberized plastic. GPS cannot locate a satellite with the case on. Thanks to this thread, took the case off and it immediately finds or 9 satellites and locks in. Lead paint on the case?:)
  5. MGM-Droid

    MGM-Droid Member


    hmmmm, I have similar case so gonna have to remove and try GPS..
  6. Saltine713

    Saltine713 Well-Known Member

    I have an XPAL case with a 1500 mAH battery and plastic on the back of the Inspire and it works fine for me. 5-8 meters of accuracy.

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