gps slow to lock when using navigation
anyone else experiencing really slow locks for the gps when using navigation? it seems to lock on fine when just using google maps, but when i go to use the navigation feature, it takes forever. i will even turn on wifi, gps, and it takes at least 5 mins. i can see on the map it knows exactly where i am but i get a message on the bottom of the screen saying, 'searching for gps'. anyone know of how to fix this? do i have a problem with the hardware/gps on my phone?
- 09-23-2012, 12:12 PM #2
- 09-24-2012, 03:28 PM #5
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- 09-24-2012, 04:07 PM #6
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Re: gps slow to lock when using navigation
Take GSDer's advice, it downloads GPS Assistance data which supposedly speeds up the GPS lock time since it looks at additional satellites it normally isn't aware of, or so I've read. I mainly use it to calibrate the compass but it works very well and is free. GPS lock on works perfect for me, but I only use Google Maps and use it's own Navigation so everything has worked fine.
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- 04-28-2013, 12:15 PM #7
- 04-28-2013, 01:13 PM #8
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Re: you gotta be on a govt watchlist with that kinda phone knowledge!!!lol
If you're in a car, it will probably take longer to lock than if you're outdoors, because the metal roof blocks some of the signal from the satellites. But if it really locks faster, in the same location, on maps than in nav, open maps first, then once it locks in switch to nav.BROKE MY WRIST AND TYPING ONE-HANDED! Please forgive all typos.
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- 04-29-2013, 02:14 AM #9
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