Poor GPS performance.
Is anyone else having a GPS issue? My office is in the corner of a building, with all windows. I had an EVO and an old 8330 Curve BB pick up a GPS signal within 15-20 seconds. My epic won't pick up a location using google maps.
I've already gone to the "locations" option in settings and made sure the GPS option was enabled. using Sprint Nav, it thinks i'm in Kansas City when i'm just outside of DC. I'm on 3g, no dice. 4g, no dice. Satellite icon shows sending/recieving.
I'm kinda wondering if i should head back to the sprint store or see if there's any settings i may have overlooked? aGPS is the actual GPS setting/toggle switch in the phone, correct?
- 08-31-2010, 11:52 AM #2
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- 08-31-2010, 01:10 PM #7
Try this - weird for me but the minute i was outside, the app finally picked up the GPS location. Also, after running the OS updates, there was nothing, i went to the android market, and found that there was a google maps update. run it. I don't know if that has anything to do with it (prolly not) but it does seem to work better. Do keep an eye on the gps locations. Seems like once the phone is able to make an initial lock, it then works fine after that. (even after a reboot)
- 08-31-2010, 01:48 PM #9
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I already had to make an exchange due to a faulty hinge. On that unit, it did take awhile for the GPS to lock. The new one I got, locks on almost instantly outside, and within 1 minute in my house (GPS only, wireless network assistance off). So, I would say probably depends on the unit Maybe.
- 08-31-2010, 06:50 PM #10
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I used the phone for 3 hours all over chicago city & it kept showing me in Schaumburg, Barrington & palatine. These are about 15-25 miles SW of chicago. Every one is entitled to their opinion, however I am a hard core Internet & navigation user on the phone. This phone left me a real sour flavor in my mouth.
- 08-31-2010, 06:56 PM #14
I had GPS issues too... I had to turn on use wireless networks option. I figured that out after about 10 minutes. I didn't return the phone though because I wasn't looking for problems. Obviously this guy didn't really want the phone. A normal person would ask someone or read the effing manual
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- 08-31-2010, 07:00 PM #19
yes activated another phone at best buy & took the sales person outside the store with me. Stood there for 10 minutes with Google maps & sprint navigation. GPS was showing me in Barrington off 90 W, which is about 35 miles from where I was. The sale rep asked if i wanted the Blackberry 9650 back. I am really heart broken as I was looking forward to Epic since the failure of EVO due to poor battery.
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- 08-31-2010, 07:13 PM #21
I started using my Epic to go on calls for the second half of my day during work (went and picked my up during my lunch break). Turn by turn was very responsive in both google nav and sprint nav (google nav did once stop responding but a quick back and hitting navigation again put me right back on track). So far I have no complaints in terms of GPS (haven't yet enabled use wireless networks).
- 08-31-2010, 07:19 PM #22
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- 08-31-2010, 07:26 PM #24
I don't understand either. I've been around for a while now, and I had the same problems regardless of how the GPS settings were configured. The Droid, EVO, and Droid X just worked out of the box with no tweaks at all.
Last edited by Cory Streater; 09-05-2010 at 09:00 AM.
- 08-31-2010, 07:26 PM #25
My wifes gps is also dead accurate on her Epic.... from what I can tell the OP has returned a Nexus One (per his previous post on here), Evo and now the Epic. Good luck OP...you've been using cell phones since the turn of man kind I'm sure you'll find one for your 20 hour a day internet habit.