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    So Google Maps cannot pinpoint my location....

    OK I am trying to get Google Maps to find me but it cannot do it. It is searching for my location and currently has me located at a spot about a mile from my house and has been in the same spot for the last day or 2. I have force closed Google Maps, restarted my phone, nothing. It gives directions fine but GPS cannot locate me. What should I do to fix this?
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    Dumb question but it Both locate by GPS and Cell Towers on?
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    Often, when I turn my maps on, the blue pointer is off but it corrects itself.
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    I have both wireless networks and GPS satellites on to locate me and still has me as a mile from where I actually am
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinja View Post
    OK I am trying to get Google Maps to find me but it cannot do it. It is searching for my location and currently has me located at a spot about a mile from my house and has been in the same spot for the last day or 2. I have force closed Google Maps, restarted my phone, nothing. It gives directions fine but GPS cannot locate me. What should I do to fix this?
    Are you on 2.1? I think a battery pull might be a good idea. 30 seconds to allow capacitors to discharge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hookbill View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pinja View Post
    OK I am trying to get Google Maps to find me but it cannot do it. It is searching for my location and currently has me located at a spot about a mile from my house and has been in the same spot for the last day or 2. I have force closed Google Maps, restarted my phone, nothing. It gives directions fine but GPS cannot locate me. What should I do to fix this?
    Are you on 2.1? I think a battery pull might be a good idea. 30 seconds to allow capacitors to discharge.
    I'm gonna try this real quick
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    I had this problem once before at my house. While in my basement, Google Maps (with GPS enabled) could not pin point me. After walking upstairs and outside, it managed to sort it out and find me. Maybe you're experiencing a similar situation....
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    HookBill and Martin have good points. Always try the battery pull first. If that doesn't work then it is possible your GPS is not getting many satellites and therefore not able to pin point you. I assume you are outdoors in clear line of site? I have yet to have a single issue with gps not picking me up to within a few meters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs31 View Post
    HookBill and Martin have good points. Always try the battery pull first. If that doesn't work then it is possible your GPS is not getting many satellites and therefore not able to pin point you. I assume you are outdoors in clear line of site? I have yet to have a single issue with gps not picking me up to within a few meters.
    this was my issue being in the basement

    I did do a battery pull before I walked outside as well.
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    If you're still having problems, download the "GPS Status" app. You might also try the "Compass" app. Each calibrates your location using the GPS.
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