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    Default gps slow to lock when using navigation

    hey,

    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?

    thanks,

    jae
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    Default Re: gps slow to lock when using navigation

    Most of the time mine locks on instantly.
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    Default Re: gps slow to lock when using navigation

    yeah that's what i hear from most everyone, think i have dud!!!
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    Default Re: gps slow to lock when using navigation

    so does anyone have any advise on how to resolve this issue other then trying to get it exchanged?
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    Default Re: gps slow to lock when using navigation

    Check out GPS Test Plus: on the Play Store - there's a free version that may help you out. If I remember correctly, there's also a way to delete the current almanac (database of GPS satellites) and refresh it which should also help.

    The SGSIII should be better than most phones since it also uses the Russian GPS satellites.

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    Default 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.


    Rev.
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    Default you gotta be on a govt watchlist with that kinda phone knowledge!!!lol

    any chance you ca walk me through getting new data base on my note 2?
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    Default 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.
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    Default Re: gps slow to lock when using navigation

    jenbot2009,
    Once you install the app that I listed above (or the free version of the same app), start the app, access the Settings, thengps slow to lock when using navigation-uploadfromtaptalk1367216039899.jpgSent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
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