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    Default GPS appears to fail when starting navigation

    Nexus 4 running 4.4.4 stock.
    Beginning yesterday when I started Navigation via Maps GPS almost immediately stops responding and I get "GPS Signal lost". I will then try to verify if the GPS is working by using the GPS Test app, it will be unable to find any satellites. If I either power cycle or cycle via Airplane Mode and then open the GPS Test app it will be able to find satellites and acquire a fix. It will hold onto to them for a period of time, but if I try to start navigation the GPS stops working again. It certainly seems that the action of starting Google Navigation breaks the GPS until either a power cycle or cycle thru Airplane Mode. Other apps that use GPS work fine until I again attempt to use Navigation. I've tried clearing the cache in Maps but that does not appear to be doing the trick. Any suggestions?
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    Default Re: GPS appears to fail when starting navigation

    In location settings, is the option for Maps having access to location reporting turned on?
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    Yes it was. Sometimes it would work for a few seconds and then crash. Ended up reloading the OS and so far so good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatgoogly View Post
    Yes it was. Sometimes it would work for a few seconds and then crash. Ended up reloading the OS and so far so good.
    Ah, OK. Glad it's working so far

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    Default Re: GPS appears to fail when starting navigation

    I am having same issue on my smartphone Samsung Grand 2 with Android Kitkat . Can you please let me know the fix you applied ?
    Please explain how you "Reload OS" ??

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