1. AC Question's Avatar
    Myself and my good lady both have a Galaxy J1 which although an entry phone does serve us with our requirements for GPS Walking or GPS navigation.

    Since new these have both worked perfect on GPS… BUT, my good lady had to go in hospital and on one day when I TEXT her she did not reply. On my visit her battery was almost flat so she decided to wait in case there were more important calls. So I changed my charged battery for her almost flat battery. Everything was then as normal on power-up of both phones although the almost flat battery was complaining,,,

    However, I notice now that if I use the PULL down screen to enable GPS, the GPS blinks off and On on the main screen when NO GPS App have been launched, whereas it did not do that. It only blinked when I launch a GPS app.

    Ever since I had the phone and I enabled GPS on the drop down screen it Never showed the flashing ICON until I open a GPS app

    If I launch a GPS App now and then turn on the GPS all works OK…. . If I use the drop down screen to enable GPS and then launch a GPS App it will just Blink forever….

    This is the same on both Phones…. I am using KitKat 4.4.4 and I then decided to do the Update which didn‘t make any difference.

    Have anyone any ideas why this is?

    Thanks in advance
    07-30-2016 11:21 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    You can try to clear cache and app data on the settings app
    07-30-2016 02:39 PM
  3. jeb0007's Avatar
    There is no GPS APP running when I first tap the GPS ICON. From turning on the phone and just tapping the GPS ICON from the drop down menu, the ICON flashes off and On. It never used to do this and if there are no GPS Apps running I guess there is no cache to clear?
    07-31-2016 02:58 AM
  4. jeb0007's Avatar
    [SOLVED} I found a similar question about this type of problem. The battery change was just a coincident. It seems that somehow the PLAYSTORE settings on both phones had changed to Auto Update. Whilst this should not normally be a problem, there was an Update to the actual PLAYSTORE. I uninstalled that update and the GPS does not now BLINK Off and On when I first tap the GPS ICON on the Pull down menu. So now I can Tap the ICON on the Pull down meu and it does not blink….When I select a GPS App, the ICON then blinks and locks within 7 seconds. I have no idea why the Playstore Update affected the GPS ICON and seems to disable all GPS satellite searching but it does solve it…… 
    08-01-2016 02:49 AM

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