1. AC Question's Avatar
    hi guys,

    I have Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 with android 6.1 and I'm having problems with the GPS.
    In some apps, such as Waze or Google Maps the GPS can identify my location but when I want to plan route I get a message the GPS is not working and this is just an estimated route. With other apps, such as Drivenow, the GPS doesn't work at all.

    Any suggestions?
    10-05-2016 03:50 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Just to make sure, go to Settings>Location, and let us know if it's set to High Accuracy or Battery Saving.
    10-05-2016 05:33 PM
  3. bbbsot's Avatar
    Location is located on privacy and safety but there is no High Accuracy or Battery Saving option.
    10-06-2016 01:00 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's not always called that. Sometimes the settings are specifically spelled out, like "GPS, Wi-fi, & Mobile Data" or "Wi-fi & Mobile Data Only." If you don't see that option on the main Location screen, try tapping the Menu or More button.
    10-06-2016 01:45 PM
  5. bbbsot's Avatar
    The option 'GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks' is on
    10-06-2016 03:35 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try going to the App Manager, select one of those apps, select Permissions, and make sure they have the proper Location permission.
    10-06-2016 03:51 PM
  7. bbbsot's Avatar
    it's on.
    I even turned it off an on already.
    10-06-2016 04:13 PM
  8. anon(9983233)'s Avatar
    There's an adventurer via Expedition Portal who I've been helping with his GPS system.. See what was said here, Maybe there could be some relevance to your issue.

    Poor GPS tracking - is this an app or device issue? - Expedition Portal
    10-06-2016 04:25 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Also, does this happen in Safe Mode? (Since Safe Mode disables all 3rd party apps you installed, you'd have to test it on a preinstalled app like Google Maps.) How do I use Safe Mode on my Galaxy A3?
    10-06-2016 05:37 PM

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