anyone experiencing slow GPS location time?
it always says GPS not available
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I too noticed, what I consider, unusually long satellite acquisition time. Now, I am new to Droid, so I don't know if it is, in fact, a long time or not, but this is what I have seen. My family and I took a short road trip this weekend and used her new, stock, LG Ally as our GPS Nav. I made sure to turn on the GPS before starting the Car Home App. Then used the Navigation from there to get directions to the next stop, etc.
What I noticed is that if I sat in one place, while waiting for the phone to acquire satellite signal and begin navigation, it would take several minutes. I am comparing this to only a few seconds with my BlackBerry. However, I did notice that if I was moving when the phone was searching for satellites, it seemed to happen quite a bit faster.
Is this what you normally experience? Is this normal for this phone/OS/App?
I have only had GPS and my location problems during the last few days. Today, it is perfect and fast. I read on another thread that google was having issues the last few days.
Other than that, the google maps is GREAT.
Droid, not rooted.
I've run into this plenty of times myself. Standard first troubleshooting steps:
1. Cycle GPS off and then on.
2. Power cycle the Droid.
3. Try *228, option 1.
Last edited by takeshi; 07-06-2010 at 08:55 AM.
I haven't experienced any delays but mine is creepily accurate. Almost upsetting, actually
I wanted to see how close it would be at pinpointing my location. It found my townhouse (in a block of five) and put the blue dot towards the back. Which is where my kitchen is. Which is where I was standings. I was waiting for the display to pop up and tell me where the watch that I was looking for was located
Its most obvious when I really need it. A power cycle helped but when I was driving and needed to find a place fast, taking time to obtain satellites for me has been several minutes, if i let it wait that long before trying reboot.
I haven't found a solution. The quick fixes don't always work. And I don't want to be rebooting my Droid X while driving down the highway.