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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by William b, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. William b

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    Hi all, apologies if questions of this kind have been asked before.

    I have been a long time apple user and changed from an iPad mini to a galaxy tab 4. One of the things the tab 4 is said to have is GPS. So I downloaded a area of Google maps to travel offline. Got the charger set up in my car then off I went.

    Disaster! It was beyond useless, all i got was a searching for GPS notification and a frozen map as it was not seeing me move. It only would update when on WiFi. Im left perplexed, if Gps is present then why would it need WiFi to operate offline maps? Thankfully I had my windows phone with me that came to the rescue and it's maps got me to the desired location.

    Any help greatly appreciated. Especially as my daughter wants me to use the same device to go Pokemon searching! Somewhat impossible if I can't get Gps to play nice.

    Thanks.
     

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    Hi,
    Check the device is able to fix a location.
    Remove memory card/ sd card [temporarilly].
    Run the device in " safe mode" [ temporarilly].
    https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/2852139?hl=en
    Go to settings>power manager>battery saver>disable power saving mode.
    Go to settings >Date & Time >switch between time zones and select automatic time zone.
    Go to settings>account>google select"Auto sync data" checked.
    Connect device to internet/ reset connection.
    Go to settings>storage>cached data>clear cached data.
    Go to settings>scroll down to location.
    Turn on ,and tap on mode button.
    Switch between modes.and,
    Select high accuracy mode.
    Install this app from google play store.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en.
    Open the app in outdoor,under clear sky.
    Wait for sometime,for fixing current location,
    Look in the circle, see the white dots are changing ,
    into green as there is a fixing in location.
    If there is a fixing of minimum four / five
    satellites,and the fixing is stable.
    Then device is able to fix and track location.
     

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