Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default GPS not workin, broken?

    im having problems with GPS, i have tried different gps/maps apps, it just wont figure out my location. im trying the option "Device Only" "use GPS to determine your location".

    i have also tried the option, "use wifi, gps, and mobile networks", still no change.
  2. #2  

    Default Re: GPS not workin, broken?

    Have you tested it outdoors, with a clear view of the sky?
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: GPS not workin, broken?

    yes
  4. #4  
    flattie's Avatar

    Posts
    52 Posts
    Global Posts
    96 Global Posts

    Default Re: GPS not workin, broken?

    I know there were a few N5s that were (or are) having GPS connectivity problems. Mine was one of them. My GPS would seldom pick up more than 2 or 3 satellites (often none) and would forever lose connection when using the navigation mode of Google Maps. I sent it to Asus for repair, who replaced the rear cover, which houses the GPS antenna. This cleared the problem completely. My GPS performance is now quick and rock solid.

    Looking into the problem further seems to indicate that the sprung contacts for the antenna have not been making a very good connection for many users. Some have fixed this themselves with minor DIY alterations, whereas others have sent the phone in for repair.

    Posted via Android Central App
  5. #5  

    Default Re: GPS not workin, broken?

    Happened to me. Location was not accurate and it wouldnt even give me the right routes (i.e. taking the highway instead of local roads) .. a full reset fixed my problem.
  6. #6  
    jvai's Avatar

    Posts
    145 Posts
    Global Posts
    150 Global Posts

    Default Re: GPS not workin, broken?

    i've noticed it recently leaving the subway, google now would give me feedback on the last known location miles away;

    what i do to hasten it as of lately, is open the maps app, & hit the location button making it blue, to *awake whatever was asleep* & move away from any tall obstructions t have a clear line of site to the sky..

    after about less than a minute, it picks up..

    & gives me directions from the subway, to my kitchen.. lol
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default Re: GPS not workin, broken?

    ok, my gps just worked. i had to leave the map application for around 1-2 minutes before it picked up the signal.

Similar Threads

  1. Play Services draining, but not both devices?
    By theprimogenitor in forum Android 4.4 KitKat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-20-2014, 12:39 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-20-2014, 11:48 AM
  3. samsung galaxy core not charging
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-20-2014, 10:54 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-20-2014, 10:10 AM

Posting Permissions