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    Recent GPS Problems

    Hello,

    Did a search and did not find any resolved topics. Has anyone been having recent GPS issues? The Nav app works however, it takes forever to connect to a GPS receiver.

    Recently, I remember there was an update to google maps and I believe, the nav app. Ever since the update, it seems like I have been having issues. It is taking 5, sometimes 10 minutes to find the receiver.

    Has anyone else been having problems and is it temporary for now getting a fix?
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    Re: Recent GPS Problems

    Wait for 2.2.. basic GPS will be handled by skyhook which is supposed to be much better.

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    Yeah, mine quit working recently too. Unfortunately waiting for 2.2 is probably not going to be an option. I saw a solution on the web earlier today that I'm going to try tonight when I get home.
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    The Navigation was one of the reasons I bought this phone. Who knows when 2.2 will come out. Please keep me updated valen if you get it to work.

    Anyone else has any insight?
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    I don't think that fix I posted really helped. I left google maps and GPS logging my trip into work today and It took about 4-5 minutes to acquire a signal. That is much longer then a couple of weeks ago when I last used it.
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    I have had a similar issue and two things that can get you back quickly are either:

    1> Put your phone into Airplane mode and then back out of it. This will sometimes reset the GPS, it works about 50% of the time for me.

    2> Power your phone off and back on.

    That is what works for me, individual results may vary.
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    I too have loads of trouble connecting all too often with the GPS...seems like it's at an all time high in terms of not wanting to work lately though. Sometimes if I allow it to connect from my 3G, the navigation kicks in but all and all it really needs to get ironed out.
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    Thanks for the tips guys. It does needs to get a remedy soon.

    I've tried everything including turning it off and back on. I haven't tried the airplane mode but will try it the next time.
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    I've been having problems with this off and on for about 3 weeks or so now, even before the most recent update. I've found that I can usually Back out of the Nav app all the way back to the regular map, then start it again and it seems to connect pretty quick the second time.

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