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    Default Slow, inaccurate GPS?

    I've never had an HTC phone before, so I'm just curious if this is normal. Prior to owning this phone, I used my Nexus 7 as my car's GPS. Thing was lightning-fast--I'd enter a location and it would immediately start navigating. With my phone however, it takes forever (e.g. ~3-5 minutes) to actually locate the GPS, and even then it hiccups. I have to occasionally tap the locate button for the first 10 or so minutes, because it freezes up and pretends I'm on a street that I passed blocks ago. After this initial period, things run fairly smoothly.

    I can live with it, but it's pretty damn dangerous when I'm driving alone in the car, and have to continually fiddle with the navigation app to actually get it to work. Is this just what happens with HTC phones? Has anyone else experienced this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrwatson View Post
    I've never had an HTC phone before, so I'm just curious if this is normal. Prior to owning this phone, I used my Nexus 7 as my car's GPS. Thing was lightning-fast--I'd enter a location and it would immediately start navigating. With my phone however, it takes forever (e.g. ~3-5 minutes) to actually locate the GPS, and even then it hiccups. I have to occasionally tap the locate button for the first 10 or so minutes, because it freezes up and pretends I'm on a street that I passed blocks ago. After this initial period, things run fairly smoothly.

    I can live with it, but it's pretty damn dangerous when I'm driving alone in the car, and have to continually fiddle with the navigation app to actually get it to work. Is this just what happens with HTC phones? Has anyone else experienced this?
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    You'd have to determine if it's the GPS or your network trying to download the google maps (is that what your using?) while the GPS maybe locked (I have no issue but it doesn't mean you don't) the app must still retrieve the tiles for maps, are you in 4g/3g ??
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    I'd say check for updates, mine works great.

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    This is my 2nd HTC phone, and the gps has been great on both of them. My DNA gets a satellite lock in 2 seconds or less. This might sound like a dumb suggestion, especially if you've already tried it, but have you rebooted and then tried the gps?


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    Mine seems to be just as fast as my Nexus 7. What have you tried to fix the issue?

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