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    Default 2nd handset, GPS does not find my location. Have done a reset. Really frustrating.

    First handset, had it for over a month, did 2 resets, GPS would stay on at random times even though it was set to off.

    Second (and current) handset, have had it for 2 weeks or so, did one reset, GPS lags in finding my location and is wrong by a couple of blocks to a half mile most always, location changes even though I am not moving (because it's trying to find me). Wifi on, good network connection AND i just did a reset. I also uninstalled the Maps update to the factory version.

    I've already gotten one replacement, what else in the world could be causing this except for a hardware issue? I don't know what the problem is other than I got 2 defective handsets. I really really want to love my S4, but with constant issues, replacements, resets it's getting hard. Other than to request a THIRD replacement, any idea what the issues could be?

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: 2nd handset, GPS does not find my location. Have done a reset. Really frustrating.

    Have you tried: that way you can see if it's the phone or your location.

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    Default Re: 2nd handset, GPS does not find my location. Have done a reset. Really frustrating.

    I'm not sure how to interpret what it's showing me. It gives me two locations with random, red straight lines zig zagging. And yes, one of the locations is my correct location in my home.
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    Default Re: 2nd handset, GPS does not find my location. Have done a reset. Really frustrating.

    You've hard reset the phone and not installed ANY APPS... and it still isn't working? And you don't have your phone backed up to Google so that it isn't automatically loading anything after a fresh reset, correct?

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    Default Re: 2nd handset, GPS does not find my location. Have done a reset. Really frustrating.

    Never had trouble getting a GPS lock on my S4 but did have this problem a lot with my previous phone. I used this app and it helped

    Try resetting and downloading the A-GPS data under Tools.
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    Default Re: 2nd handset, GPS does not find my location. Have done a reset. Really frustrating.

    Quote Originally Posted by ihbsbA View Post
    You've hard reset the phone and not installed ANY APPS... and it still isn't working? And you don't have your phone backed up to Google so that it isn't automatically loading anything after a fresh reset, correct?

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    Sometimes it works and sometimes it goes crazy locating me. Today it's worked perfectly. Yesterday it was unusable. From factory, as far as I could tell it worked fine. I just don't understand what software would cause this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rirruto View Post
    Never had trouble getting a GPS lock on my S4 but did have this problem a lot with my previous phone. I used this app and it helped

    Try resetting and downloading the A-GPS data under Tools.
    Will check it out.

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