1. Gleadogg's Avatar
    Hey All...

    I'll be driving and need maps and click on GPS and it sometimes will take FOREVER to lock on my location (usually rendering maps useless to me). Or, sometimes, like the other day when I just let it go even though I'd already made my location, GPS never locked on to my location.

    Does anyone have this problem? Or maybe a fix? Without it, my maps function (whether it google, or waze, is useless to me).


    Thanks!
    01-17-2014 06:13 AM
  2. Foramex's Avatar
    Hey All...

    I'll be driving and need maps and click on GPS and it sometimes will take FOREVER to lock on my location (usually rendering maps useless to me). Or, sometimes, like the other day when I just let it go even though I'd already made my location, GPS never locked on to my location.

    Does anyone have this problem? Or maybe a fix? Without it, my maps function (whether it google, or waze, is useless to me).


    Thanks!
    Just wanted to say I'm experiencing that issue too
    S
    01-17-2014 06:27 AM
  3. clavodulce16's Avatar
    same here with stock rom rooted
    01-17-2014 09:02 AM
  4. TheSkipperCDB's Avatar
    I have noticed this too. My G2 is stock. I find this very annoying and frustrating at times. And of course, it seems to take even longer when I most need to to get a GPS lock ASAP!
    01-18-2014 12:33 PM
  5. Nreeldeep's Avatar
    My wife and I haven't encountered this problem on our devices. I use the GPS twice a week and my connection lock is almost instant.
    01-18-2014 03:12 PM
  6. Mike Dougherty1's Avatar
    You should download Waze and use it. Great GPS, the more people who use it, the better it is.
    01-19-2014 10:29 AM
  7. phoneaddict78's Avatar
    I had the same problems with the gps when I only turned gps on when I needed it. Now I keep it on all the time and it locks instantly when I use Google Maps.

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    01-19-2014 10:44 AM
  8. Gleadogg's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip...however, as I said in my original statement, it doesn't work with waze either.

    "...my maps function (whether it google, or waze, is useless to me)."
    01-20-2014 11:09 AM
  9. John Woo1's Avatar
    Try with GPS Status and download A-Gps data within the app. It helps with faster locks with a-gps assistance. Not real solution, but it does help with faster gps lock.

    Galaxy Note SM-P605
    01-20-2014 11:18 AM
  10. TheSkipperCDB's Avatar
    I usually keep GPS off unless I'm in maps, but a few times when I've forgotten to turn of GPS, the next time I used maps I thought it seemed to get a lock quicker.

    The problem I have is some apps use the GPS that I don't see as necessary (Bleacher Report, Facebook), so I prefer to keep it off (and my battery life seems a slightly better if I keep it off)

    BTW, how exactly would using waze help the GPS get a faster lock or more accurate lock?
    01-23-2014 11:14 PM

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