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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pantlesspenguin, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Android Enthusiast
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    I've been testing out my GPS the past couple days and it's nearly unusable. The lock doesn't hold for long, and when it does it's not accurate. I tried a factory reset and that didn't help. I'm hoping it's just a fluke. I plan to exchange my Note for a new one as soon as T-Mo gets more in.

    Is anyone else having problems with their GPS?
     



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  2. zombdroid

    zombdroid Android Enthusiast

    I had the same issue with my HTC One. I had to go to GPS settings and turn on high accuracy settings.
     
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  3. MNB2012

    MNB2012 Newbie

    Click location, the top bar will say mode, choose high accuracy. It should prompt this when you try to use Google maps
     
  4. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    This isn't my first rodeo here :). I'm having real problems. Yes, even on high accuracy mode.
     
  5. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Bump. I got my phone exchanged and my new Note has the same issues. Did I get unlucky twice or is there a reason no one is talking about this??
     
  6. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    It's been my experience that people in the forums aren't a bit shy about bringing up any problem with a device :)

    So I don't think it's just that people aren't talking about it for some reason or another. It's more likely that nobody else is having the problem and has nothing to offer.
    You did kind of shoot down the first person to offer help - yes, I see the smile you put there, but he did suggest something that you hadn't specifically said you'd already tried.

    There are various 'GPS Fix' apps in the store, have you tried one of those?
    While I personally don't think that should be necessary on a new device, if it fixes the problem then you can be a happy camper.
     
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  7. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    No I hadn't! I didn't even know they made such a thing! I just downloaded one and I'll try it on my commute home. Hopefully this works! Thanks!
     
  8. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    I trust you're not the one driving during the commute home... :)

    Let us know how it turns out, in case others have a similar problem.
     
  9. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I am driving on the way home. Why, do I have to do anything special with the app to get it to work while I'm driving?
     
  10. blackcar

    blackcar Well-Known Member

    try one of the many GPS apps that show exactly how many satellites you are connecting to. you could get a better picture of what your GPS is doing.
     
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  11. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I did the GPS Test one (first time I've had to use that app since the Vibrant!) and it shows like 10ish in use out of 23ish and it's constantly fluctuating.
     
  12. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Going on a trip tomorrow and will test the GPS out.
     
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