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  1. Android Question

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    Hi,
    My problem is that my gps doesn't lock. It says "searching for gps" and it never stops, always searching and nothing. Literally 2 days ago everything was fine and i didn't do anything. My phone is a galaxy s4 mini.
    Hope you can help me... thanks!
     

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    Hi There, I'm having basically the same issue with a Samsung Note II
    My Navigation stopped working on 7/30/16, my phone can no longer locate a GPS signal. (the blue arrow)
    I have a Samsung Note II. ( 7/30/16 that's the first time I noticed it anyway.)
    I depended on it to get me home last night and had quite a ride trying to get there without our GPS..
    Any HELP would be Great..
    It just said searching for GPS for hours..
    Thank You!
    Eric
     
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    Hi,
    Try after some steps for working GPS.
    Remove sim card and insert sim card.
    Remove memory card/ SD card temporarily.
    Run the device in safe mode( temporarily).
    Settings >storage>cached data>clear cached data.
    Go to settings>storage>apps>all>scroll down to> " settings" > clear data.
    Go to home screen select"google settings" app>tap on this>three dot menu.
    tap on the button" clear app data".
    Go to settings>storage>apps>google play services>manage space >clear data.
    Wait few seconds to reload data.
    Settings account google> select Auto sync data.
    Settings>Date & Time.
    Switch between time zones.
    Select automatic time zone.
    Switch between WIFI and mobile data.
    Settings>power manager , disable power saving mode.
    Settings>storage>apps>all menu> select" reset app preferences"> reset apps>done.
    Google play store menu my apps and games> update All.
    Settings >storage>cached data>clear cached data.
    Reboot /restart device.
    If the problem is solved.
    Check the memory/ SD card.
    Check the downloaded apps
     
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    Thank You for the extensive answer...
    I will let you know how I make out.
    Thanks Again!!
     
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    Should probably add that is going to delete your application data, so be mindful of save files in games and such.
     
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    Noremon,
    The information comes a little late (Oops!) (I should have known anyway)
    Some of the settings I couldn't quite find, but this may have helped marginally. (It's works then stops working)
    I'm starting to wonder if this may be a carrier issue, in this case AT&T, because my Wife's Galaxy S III just started behaving badly in the GPS department as well........
    Thank You for your time..
    Eric/Sonor

    PS: I may give it a second try in the next day or so, but until then I am printing out directions to my locations..
     
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    Hi Again,
    I there any way to determine what apps use GPS services on my phone so I can disable other ones competing with Google Maps for attention?? (Or locations maybe?)
    Thanks Again!
    Eric
     
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    Hi,
    Go to settings>storage>apps>all.
    Scroll down to any app .
    Tap on the app .
    Next screen scroll down to permissions.
    See for all permissions here.
     
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    Hi, I had this problem today. The app "GPS Reset Com" gives some reasons for it. One of them is that one of the apps using GPS causes the problem. In my case GPS didn't fix while Google Maps was running. So I stopped it and started "Blitzer.de" (POI-warning app). This app immediately got GPS to fix. So there might have been data from either Maps or Blitzer.de, that caused the trouble. Maybe one of them was not stopped correctly and remained background GPS-data.

    So try Your apps that are using GPS and deactivate one after the other.
     
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    I don't see apps all in my settings under storage, I just a bunch of line with app names, I am running an older Android OS for Note II maybe that's why the difference in settings??
     
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    I found a wonderful App:
    The "Clean Cache" App seems to have saved me from getting a new phone. (It looks like a little green recycling bin)
    For weeks I have been struggling with GPS issues (searching for GPS for hours)
    After running this App and moving the memory usage slider to right to access more memory (?)
    I connect just as soon as I run the program...
    Thank You for a Wonderful App. "Clean Cache"

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bazinga.cacheclean
     
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    Wow!

    love that tool, thanks for the alert.

    I just tried GPS Tools and Status which wants to get the ephemeris from the Internet when it starts up.

    I made sure the Internet is OFF, and the GPS locked in less than 3 seconds.... neato....
     
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