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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by droptine, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. droptine

    droptine Lurker
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    OK, my maps have been off by several blocks for a while now - maybe even since I got the razr maxx.

    Finally realized my GPS is not working (or on).

    The GPS widget says "On" but there is no GPS icon on my taskbar, and when I try to do directions in the map, it just says "looking for gps".

    I can't seem to find where to manage GPS?


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  2. zoxxo

    zoxxo Android Enthusiast

    Settings\Location and Security Settings
  3. droptine

    droptine Lurker
    Thread Starter

    That's what I thought, but "google location services" "Standalone GPS services" and "VZW location services" are all checked.

    The only things not checked there are share picture location, allow bluetooth bypass, and use secure credentials.

    Thats why I'm so baffled.

    Still no GPS, and Ive restarted too.
  4. srq2625

    srq2625 Member

    Pick ONE - leave the others off. I usually go with the Standalone GPS as the other two say they "phone home"
  5. CharlieD

    CharlieD Well-Known Member

    Just picked up my Razr Maxx yesterday. (Had a DINC). I played around a bit this morning. I usually leave Google location services on. If I do that and turn on GPS, it won't pick up the satellites. As soon as I turn off Google location service, it can pick up the satellites. On my DINC, I would leave Google location services on all the time and turn on GPS when needed. Worked fine on the DINC. I did not have to turn off Google location services.
  6. rivera02

    rivera02 Android Enthusiast

    For some reason, I've noticed on some Motorola phones that if wifi is on the gps won't work when not on range of any wifi. If you left it on when you left your house and are trying to use it for navigation, try turning it off.
  7. animosterity

    animosterity Lurker

    I was having the same problem and I turned on both the bluetooth and gps and it located me in seconds. Try this and if it works for you spread the word.

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