1. Bubbs11's Avatar
    So I got a pixel xl six months back. The GPS functioned properly for a while ( I can't say exactly when this started) but in the last month or two my gps( maps, weather, location service) shows me in Perry township, Ohio. Problem is I live in Kalamazoo Michigan. Probably 5 hrs from there. Wondering if there are any known fixes. I did a search on here before posting and didn't see anything. As well as several Google searches. My phone is not rooted, using the stock pixel launcher. I leave location services on all the time. The problem doesn't seem to be tied to a specific time( at home or in a certain location). Very random. Thanks for looking.
    10-14-2017 03:08 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Do you have high accuracy turned on for location (in Settings)?
    10-14-2017 03:30 PM
  3. Bubbs11's Avatar
    Yes I do.
    10-14-2017 06:08 PM
  4. rxgadget's Avatar
    Where does Google Maps show you are?
    10-14-2017 08:58 PM
  5. Bubbs11's Avatar
    When it's acting up it shows me in Ohio. Other times it shows me correctly in Michigan. When it screws up it is always the same incorrect location ( perry township, Ohio)
    10-15-2017 12:43 AM
  6. gone down south's Avatar
    Try using only GPS for location at that spot, see if the problem recurs.
    I'm guessing a bad cell tower or something, reporting incorrect location data.
    10-17-2017 12:10 AM
  7. ptkelly's Avatar
    I'm no expert, geek, or phreak but there are VPN services that report you as being somewhere you are not. There are VPN apps for Android. Is there a VPN involved?
    10-17-2017 06:22 AM
  8. gozirra's Avatar
    Second vote for bad cell tower. It happens more than you think.

    There's one in Hood River Oregon on Verizon that reports it's location as being across the river in White Salmon Washington. I reported it to Verizon in 2013. It's STILL not fixed.
    10-17-2017 01:28 PM
  9. Gdraft#WN's Avatar
    I think there is a buckeye fan at your carrier that is messing with you
    Bubbs11 likes this.
    10-18-2017 06:53 PM
  10. Bubbs11's Avatar
    No VPN involved. Stupid Buckeyes.
    10-18-2017 10:56 PM

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