I generally keep GPS turned off. After I turn it on for some reason my it is really slow, like several minutes, to lock into the satellites. Never used to take that long. On my Android tablet, it literally takes 10 seconds.
Anyone else having this problem? Any fix for this?
Just curious as to what you are using to know when you are "locked", a GPS app or a map/navigation app. You can download the app, for free, called "GPS status" and it will show and tell you exactly how long the "time to first lock" is and it will let you download the A-GPS data which uses the cell tower GPS data to assist GPS locking also. Not sure how often the phone itself updates this data, but I am sure that it does. Just saying that it might be the navigation app that is slow and not necessarily the GPS receiver itself but GPS status will show you all of the satellites above you and which ones you are locked on and give you the full picture.
OH and i forgot to mention that app will eat your battery up in a hurry when it is running.
Hmmm....I noticed the same thing recently, but can't say when it began as I rarely use my phone for GPS services. One day, my car GPS began to act up though, so I switched to my phone. It seemed to take forever to get a GPS lock. I happened to try it again a few days ago and it was the same thing. Guess now, I know why!
When I first got my Bionic it was very fast. Something happened after the upgrade to 905 that slowed it way down. Seems like not everyone is having the problem. Makes it much more difficult to diagnose.
At nearly the same time as the OTA to .905, Maps was updated from ver 6.3 to (I think) ver 6.9 and that seems to be when the lock probs began.
Since then Maps has been updated again to ver 6.11.1...it still is slow to lock, but by using the free app 'GPS Status and Tools' first (to get location data downloaded from the interwebz and getting a lock), closing it and then re-opening Maps, I find that I get instant lock.
This is fine for a day or three, but may require going thru the GPS Status steps again later on.