1. ohmslaw's Avatar
    My S2 has poor GPS reception when doing side by side with my Samsung phone. Anyone have things to try to improve recption?
    12-06-2018 04:43 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Try this:

    Open the Phone, as if you were going to make a phone call and dial -
    *#9090# -- Diagnostic Configuration (*#197328640# if that doesn't work)
    Menu, select Key Input, enter Q
    Menu, select Key Input, enter 0000
    Wait for the next menu. (It takes a while.)
    UMTS->COMMON->NV REBUILD->NV REBUILD->SYSTEM->PROTOCOL->GPS->IMS
    or, if you don't have UMTS:
    UE SETTINGS & INFO->SETTING->SYSTEM->NV REBUILD->ALL

    Restart the phone.

    If that doesn't fix it, the GPS antenna could be damaged or partly disconnected, or the GPS receiver is bad, in which case I'd replace the phone. That's a lot cheaper than paying a ship to replace the motherboard.
    12-06-2018 05:18 PM
  3. ohmslaw's Avatar
    Forgot to mention it's a Tab s2, no phone.
    12-06-2018 05:34 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Go to the Settings>Location menu and look for an Improve Location Accuracy option. That should include options to turn on Wi-fi and Bluetooth Scanning, which is supposed to improve the GPS radio's location by corroborating it with information from wi-fi routers or Bluetooth devices it may be connected to.
    12-06-2018 07:18 PM

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