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    GPS problem

    I have had my droid for 3 weeks and love it. The GPS was working great until I updated google maps. Now when I try to navigate, either the droid is "searching for GPS" or if it finally does start, it will lose the signal in a matter of minutes.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance
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    Have you rebooted? My husband's GPS stopped working and he rebooted and everything was fine.
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    Yes I did.
    I took it to the Verizon store and he suggested removing the battery, which I did to no avail
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssod View Post
    Yes I did.
    I took it to the Verizon store and he suggested removing the battery, which I did to no avail
    Uninstall/Install again. (google maps)
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    Uninstall reboot then see if gps works, if so reinstall maps. That will pin down the problem.
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    Make sure "Use wireless networks" is checked along with "Use GPS satelites" under settings > location and security > my location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssod View Post
    I have had my droid for 3 weeks and love it. The GPS was working great until I updated google maps. Now when I try to navigate, either the droid is "searching for GPS" or if it finally does start, it will lose the signal in a matter of minutes.
    Mine did the exact same thing last night. After updating Google maps the GPS would not see or lock on to satellites. But since I updated in the morning and didn't try the GPS until evening . . . I didn't associate the two right away.

    I pulled the battery, no help. Reflected on what had changed during the day and that is when I remembered the map update. Uninstalled it: the GPS immediately started working.

    Waited a few hours, re-installed the map update. Now it is still working.

    Good luck with yours!

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    As suggested by others, I did the same thing (uninstall/install) and now it works fine again

    Thanks for your help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssod View Post
    As suggested by others, I did the same thing (uninstall/install) and now it works fine again

    Thanks for your help!
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    I too have been having issues with Maps, since I have upgraded for version 4.1. If I uninstall 4.1 updates, Maps locks on quick and is accurate. However with 4.1 my GPS will work ok for a while, then says "searching for GPS" and sometimes it will lock onto a location near Chicago (I am in Columbus Ohio).

    I have tried rebooting (which fixes it for a while), but the only thing that seems to be consistent and working well, is not upgrading the software, which is ok, but I always get bugged that there is a update for Maps. Anyone else getting weird locations for their GPS?

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