1. DuStU's Avatar
    Hi I recently switched to T-mobile and I am extremely happy with the service(NYC)! However I am having problems with the phone getting a GPS lock. I have searched all over the net to see if others have had this issue but nothing really. First let me say that I got a replacement phone and that phone has the same issue and I have both in my possession. I can go out on my block and get a lock np but once I drive it says GPS signal lost on Google maps although I have full Cell signal and strong data. I tried using 4 different GPS fix apps and they get about 20 satellites in view in my APT but no lock on any of the 20. One time it did lock after about 1712 seconds lol. I tried the screw tightening suggestion but the screws where already solid. So I am trying to figure out what I can do is it something with Tmobile or the S4? Ironically I was on Sprint before with the same exact phone with horrid data and one or 2 bars and I would get a lock instantly every time. I hope I don't have to request a third phone! Thanks in advance for your help.
    12-29-2014 04:24 PM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Hi I recently switched to T-mobile and I am extremely happy with the service(NYC)! However I am having problems with the phone getting a GPS lock. I have searched all over the net to see if others have had this issue but nothing really. First let me say that I got a replacement phone and that phone has the same issue and I have both in my possession. I can go out on my block and get a lock np but once I drive it says GPS signal lost on Google maps although I have full Cell signal and strong data. I tried using 4 different GPS fix apps and they get about 20 satellites in view in my APT but no lock on any of the 20. One time it did lock after about 1712 seconds lol. I tried the screw tightening suggestion but the screws where already solid. So I am trying to figure out what I can do is it something with Tmobile or the S4? Ironically I was on Sprint before with the same exact phone with horrid data and one or 2 bars and I would get a lock instantly every time. I hope I don't have to request a third phone! Thanks in advance for your help.
    Make sure the phone is fully updated. Also, when you are having issues, toggle airplane mode on then back off and see if your GPS data is restored. Let us know if it continues, or if the above suggestions helps in the meantime until an update (if that's what is needed) is pushed to your device.
    12-29-2014 07:40 PM
  3. DuStU's Avatar
    Make sure the phone is fully updated. Also, when you are having issues, toggle airplane mode on then back off and see if your GPS data is restored. Let us know if it continues, or if the above suggestions helps in the meantime until an update (if that's what is needed) is pushed to your device.
    My Device is fully updated to 4.4.4 I forgot to add that I tried the airplane mode thing too. Do you own an S4 and always get a lock all the time?
    12-29-2014 08:59 PM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    My Device is fully updated to 4.4.4 I forgot to add that I tried the airplane mode thing too. Do you own an S4 and always get a lock all the time?
    I don't; However, I've had Samsung devices in the past and have experience similar issues with those. Not sure why, but the airplane trick always worked.

    You also used GPS apps to try and get the fix/lock, correct?
    12-30-2014 12:46 PM
  5. Casio750's Avatar
    Did you ever find a solution to your problem? I have the same "GPS signal lost" situation. Thanks.
    02-07-2015 01:05 PM
  6. Casio750's Avatar
    Hi I recently switched to T-mobile and I am extremely happy with the service(NYC)! However I am having problems with the phone getting a GPS lock. I have searched all over the net to see if others have had this issue but nothing really. First let me say that I got a replacement phone and that phone has the same issue and I have both in my possession. I can go out on my block and get a lock np but once I drive it says GPS signal lost on Google maps although I have full Cell signal and strong data. I tried using 4 different GPS fix apps and they get about 20 satellites in view in my APT but no lock on any of the 20. One time it did lock after about 1712 seconds lol. I tried the screw tightening suggestion but the screws where already solid. So I am trying to figure out what I can do is it something with Tmobile or the S4? Ironically I was on Sprint before with the same exact phone with horrid data and one or 2 bars and I would get a lock instantly every time. I hope I don't have to request a third phone! Thanks in advance for your help.
    02-07-2015 01:44 PM
  7. Casio750's Avatar
    Hi I recently switched to T-mobile and I am extremely happy with the service(NYC)! However I am having problems with the phone getting a GPS lock. I have searched all over the net to see if others have had this issue but nothing really. First let me say that I got a replacement phone and that phone has the same issue and I have both in my possession. I can go out on my block and get a lock np but once I drive it says GPS signal lost on Google maps although I have full Cell signal and strong data. I tried using 4 different GPS fix apps and they get about 20 satellites in view in my APT but no lock on any of the 20. One time it did lock after about 1712 seconds lol. I tried the screw tightening suggestion but the screws where already solid. So I am trying to figure out what I can do is it something with Tmobile or the S4? Ironically I was on Sprint before with the same exact phone with horrid data and one or 2 bars and I would get a lock instantly every time. I hope I don't have to request a third phone! Thanks in advance for your help.
    Did you ever find a solution to your problem? I have the same "GPS signal lost" situation. Thanks.
    02-07-2015 01:48 PM
  8. DuStU's Avatar
    Did you ever find a solution to your problem? I have the same "GPS signal lost" situation. Thanks.
    No I didn't I moved on to the s6
    04-18-2015 04:39 AM

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