Current Location Issues
Recently, I have started facing this issue with my phone. It doesn't detect my current location on Google maps or Places in Facebook. When I click on the google maps, it doesn't show the cursor anymore which points to your current location. On facebook, when I click on places, it doesn't show anything, it just says "loading" and it doesn't go anywhere from there. This happens even when I turn the GPS on. Any suggestions, please? Do I need to change any setting? Thanks!
- 01-11-2011, 08:48 AM #2
- 01-11-2011, 09:05 AM #4
Aah, that did the trick.
I turned on the use wireless networks in my locations setting, I must have turned it off at some moment. Thanks mate, appreciate your help. I am apprehensive of turning on the GPS until it's not needed because it kills the battery! I only turn it on when I need to get directions to somewhere.
- 01-11-2011, 09:41 AM #6
Not a prob, glad your up and running. Unless an app is using gps it is not running continually, the icon in the notification bar will tell you when its used. I have mine on all the time and haven't noticed much difference. You could always use a toggle widget to quickly turn on and off if needed.
- 01-11-2011, 09:09 PM #7
Just as a point on this issue. I had a problem getting my Navigation to get my location yesterday. It finally did after a couple of minutes. Then about a half hour later it came up with a bizarre glitch showing my location at about 1000 miles from where I actually was. I rebooted the phone and things went back to normal. I suspect that regular reboots are pretty essential to clear data paths.
- 01-12-2011, 01:15 AM #8
I've had the same problem. My phone would randomly show me in Key West when I was in Tampa a few months ago. I went to talk to a VZW rep about it and another issue. All he told me on the GPS problem was that "they do not guarantee accuracy". Whatever that means.. basically doesn't work.. o well.
- 01-14-2011, 12:39 AM #9
So I was in a Vzw store yesterday and tried the Google Maps... (App I guess?) on the Droid X and for my location it had the "Your location within 800 meters" qualification, just like on my Centro, which really upset me. This is a Google phone after all, I would think the Google app should work.
Has Vzw crippled the Google location thing in favor of VZ Navigator? And if so, is there a way to re-enable it short of rooting?