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  1. Trout21

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    Hello,

    I have an HTC One and this just started today. I live in British Columbia, but my phone has been randomly changing my location to Copenhagen, Denmark. At first I thought it was just my weather widget but it seems to be affecting all apps on my phone. Every so often it will change back to the correct location but then go back to Copenhagen. When it goes to Copenhagen, it would also change the time on my phone, but I just turned off the 'automatic time zone' setting and now when it changes the time doesn't change. Still, I don't like the fact that my phone is setting my location to somewhere 7200km away. Does anyone know what the potential problem is and some possible fixes? Thanks!
     

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    1st thoughts from me, clear the cache partition, then do a fresh boot.....

    try that first, no harm done, and just might fix you up.
    it is the first thing I do when things get squirrelly.
     
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    Go to settings>scroll down to location>
    mode>select high accuracy mode.
    Install this app from google play store.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en.
    connect the device to internet.
    Open the app in outdoor.
    Wait for few minutes.
    See inside in the circle white dots are
    changing into greenish as they are fixing
    the current location.
    If this is not being done with in minutes
    there maybe hardware or software problem.
    If the location is fixed,
    Next, go to settings >storage>cached data>clear cache.
    Reboot device/restart device.
     

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