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Anyone using an LG stylo for Pokemon Go? I'm having an issue with the GPS

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  1. ilikecheez

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    So, for some reason this phone isn't very accurate with its location. Sometimes I can be standing on Poke Stops or Gyms and the phone doesn't correctly detect that I'm there. It will rubber band me to a previous location sometimes, or it will move me past the location entirely. Restarting the app/phone works sometimes, but, this is very frustrating and persistent and difficult to diagnose what the problem actually is since it works just fine when I am standing still.

    So, does everyone else with this phone experience the same problem? Has anyone gotten theirs to work correctly and what did they do?

    I've done a bit of reading on this and it seems like GPS is often an issue with this model. This worries me because I don't know terribly much about phones and I also don't want to have to buy a whole new phone when I've only had this one for about 6 months.
     

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    Can't really use the LG Stylo for Pokemon Go.

    It doesn't have a gyroscope which is (from what I understand...I don't play) needed for the game.

    And, yes, the GPS on the Stylo is mediocre.
     
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    I unfortunately have a stylo. (the first/older one)

    Your gps antenna may be defective.

    My gfs lg stylo had this problem. It was purchased from metro pcs and if its returned for something covered under the warranty you can get a replacement for 15 dollars i believe.

    Hers was free because it was within 30 days of the purchase date.

    The main issue i have with pokemon go (gps works fine for me.btw. i.dont.experience that issue. Mine loses gps signal indoors but that's to be expected) is.that the camera option.doesnt work

    Says it can detect my screen orientation and when i.try to use the camera in spite of the warning its just a black screen but.my camera works.fine.



    So besides the fact.i. have to.use the game's background.instead of my camera it works as expected.
     
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    Try downloading the GPS status app. It can help stablize your GPS.
     
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    Cool! Would love this, even without Pokemon GO.
     
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    Yep, GPS Status app fixed mine. YMMV
     
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    GPS status app did not work at all.
     
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    Or buy a new smartphone so you don't have to remember rare pokemon ran away from you.
     
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    I had Pokemon go and I have an LG Stylo 2 Plus and I have no issues with playing. You might need to update your system
     
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    This is an old thread for the original LG G Stylo and you can't play the game on the OG Stylo
     

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