1. jaltman's Avatar
    Since Oreo arrived, when i have no gps signal (inside a building, for instance), after an hour or two i am moved to 0 North 0 West. Its out in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa. I can change location services to be 'battery saving' and be put back where i am, but then I have to change it back when i go outside to get gps services.

    Its not falling back to cell/wifi when there is no gps signal. This used to occur years ago in version 4 or so. Anyone else seeing this or have a solution?

    S8 on AT&T.

    Thanks

    Jim
    03-26-2018 06:42 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    GPS can't "fall back" to cell/wifi, it's a signal coming from a system of satellites.

    Location can fall back to cell/wifi, but not in high accuracy mode, which requires GPS. Just turn location off when you're inside if it bothers you. (You don't need it, you know where you are - and cell/wifi won't locate you within the building.)

    (But unless you have some app trying to find your location, like looking at a map, the GPS receiver draws so little standby power that it won't make much difference if it's on or off.)
    03-26-2018 12:31 PM
  3. jaltman's Avatar
    Its not a battery drain issue. Its that everything based on my location, like weather, sunrise/set times on my watch, suddenly moves to the Atlantic Ocean. Never had an issue with Nougat. O.K. its a location issue, not a GPS issue. Its an issue, new to Oreo. My wife and i share locations, suddenly she is 6500 miles away from me. Having to switch the location accuracy setting is a pita heretofore not required.
    03-26-2018 02:08 PM
  4. BuckyBeaver's Avatar
    I'm having the exact same problem here too. I turn location off then back on and it's fixed. PITA if you ask me. It does it at least once a day. Hopefully they issue a fix soon.
    04-19-2018 09:58 PM
  5. Virginia Smith42's Avatar
    GPS appears to be working but no longer recognizes address sent from another app...have to put in manually.
    04-20-2018 07:41 PM

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