1. TabGuy's Avatar
    Background: I've been using wifi hotspot with unlimited data for years. Note 2, Note 3, Note 4, Note 5 and Note 7. Works just fine. Never had a lick of issues.

    Now I have an S7 Edge and the hotspot is feuding with location accuracy. When I go into Google Maps it thinks I'm about a mile from my current location. It wants me to turn on "Wi-Fi Scanning" to improve my location. I do that and it then finds my location to within a few feet immediately. The downside is that it also immediately turns off the wifi hotspot. If I try to turn on the hotspot it turns on but immediately turns off. It will not stay on until I turn off Wi-Fi Scanning. If I turn off Wi-Fi scanning to use the hotspot then GPS accuracy goes to hell.

    In the past, with all the Note phones, I had highly accurate GPS and hotspot. What the heck did Samsung do to the S7 Edge to screw this up? And, is there a way to fix this?
    12-05-2016 03:16 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Which app are you using to connect to the Hotspot functionality?
    12-05-2016 03:21 PM
  3. TabGuy's Avatar
    I'm not using an app. Hotspot is part of the phone. It's on the "Quick Connect" section of the notification shade.
    12-05-2016 03:33 PM
  4. Aquila's Avatar
    okay are you using an unlocked S7 Edge or a carrier-branded version and are you on the nougat beta?
    12-05-2016 03:47 PM
  5. TabGuy's Avatar
    okay are you using an unlocked S7 Edge or a carrier-branded version and are you on the nougat beta?
    It's a locked, stock Verizon phone and not on the beta. This has been happening since I got the phone as a replacement for the Note 7.
    12-05-2016 04:58 PM
  6. TabGuy's Avatar
    Bump
    01-16-2017 05:17 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Need to know the simplest way to root, backup, recover photos on sm G900T
    By laraby in forum Samsung Galaxy S5 Rooting, ROMs & Hacks
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-07-2016, 01:43 PM
  2. How to unpin the Weather channel ap from my samsung s5
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-05-2016, 02:41 PM
  3. dropped my samsung galaxy a3 2016 phone in the toilet
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-05-2016, 01:58 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-05-2016, 01:38 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-05-2016, 01:36 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD