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    Default HTC One displaying incorrect location info

    Hi all - long time lurker, first time poster here. Having some issues with the location service on my HTC One and I wonder if anyone can shed some light on this because it's got me stumped.

    Basically the town where I live (lets call it Town A) is about 20 mins away from the town where I work (Town B). When i'm at work, everything seems to be fine. My phone recognises my correct location & the town name displays correctly on the clock/weather widget on my home screen, Google maps etc.

    However, the problems start when I drive home to "Town A" at the end of the day. For some reason when I get home, my phone is still convinced that i'm back near my place of work. The clock/weather widget displays the name of Town B where I work rather than Town A where I live.

    When i'm at home & I open Google Maps to see a visual representation of where my phone thinks I am, it shows me near to, but not exactly at, my place of work. If I click the "My Location" icon, it will sometimes update & show my correct position at home. As a result the clock/weather widget then updates to show the correct town name. However, within a few minutes it updates again & reverts back to displaying the town name for where I work.

    Interestingly i know that there is a cell phone mast about half a mile away from the location near to my work that Google Maps incorrectly pinpoints me at when at home, so it appears the phone is trying to triangulate my position from phone mast locations? Despite the fact that i have location mode set to high accuracy, so it should be using mast locations, WiFi and GPS to pinpoint my accurate position.?

    Bizarrely, this is the only time the location functions play up. All other times it seems to work correctly.

    Anyone able to shed some light on this? It's not really affecting the function of the phone but it's driving me a little crazy.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: HTC One displaying incorrect location info

    Do you have the same issue when you at home but outside? I'm thinking if it's just an indoor issue then it may be because you are getting a weak gps signal (might be pulling at strings).
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    Default Re: HTC One displaying incorrect location info

    Thanks gwappa, I will check this when I go home tonight (currently at work). However this is a fairly recent problem that only started happening a few weeks ago. Previously my phone displayed all the correct location info even when I was indoors at home. Is there a likely cause that would suddenly result in the GPS signal strength dropping?
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    No idea why there would be a sudden decrease in accuracy. Another thought is that when you are home your phone maybe using your wifi router to get a location (which may be incorrect) and only when you open up maps, gps is then used to get a more accurate location.

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