Discussion in 'RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX Support' started by dmbatcofc, Oct 21, 2012.
Is anyone else having trouble getting the GPS to lock on? Tried GPS status, no dice.
I got mine on launch day and have had zero problems with the GPS. In fact it locks on generally in seconds and even locks on in my apartment with 2 floors above me where neither my magellan handheld gps or droid charge could even see more than 1 or 2 satellites.
Still can't a lock half of the time. Maybe I got a bad device? May exchange for another one.
If it's not a signal issue or something trivial, I'd exchange it if I were you. My GPS also locks in seconds.
Well I'm finally getting a lock, however, the location is way off. I think I got a lemon. I wish you all the best of luck!
Mine locks fine 97% percent of the time. There was 2 times where my location couldn't be determined, and it kept having the "searching for location" notification in the pull down. I had to restart the phone both times for the notification to go away.
Alright... I couldn't rid my device of the GPS issues, so I swapped it out for a new one... SAME ISSUE! Is nobody else having issues with your location not locking in or, in Google Maps, your location moving all over the place?
Mine worked great til updated Ics. After update it would take around 5-10 minutes to lock on. Downloaded GPS Doctor from the market - $1.99. I had my doubts, but works great now. Locks on in 2-3 seconds, very accurate as well.
Interesting... I may have to give this a shot. When I look at my location on any application, I look like a jumping bean!
I'm having a similar issue. Sometimes if I reboot, it will lock immediately, and other times no joy. I've been using GPS Test to see what the device is doing. What's frustrating is that the GPS Status = On, and In View are 18 satellites, but In Use = 0. Of course, I don't know that 18 are really in view or if 18 should be in view based on Assisted GPS.
I'm expecting this to be an issue for a lot of people in the near future. It can't be a coincidence.
Either way, I'm headed back to the Verizon store this afternoon.
Lol, been there - done that. They'll tell you to do a factory reset. I did it twice, didn't make a difference for me. The GPS Doctor fixed my phone, well worth the $1.99 from the market. Good luck.
GPS essentials, free from the play store has worked great for me also.
Thank goodness I'm not the only one... thought I was going crazy!
I figured the first thing they would have me do is a factory reset so I did that yesterday. So far it hasn't crapped out on me.
I haven't reconfigured all of my stuff and thought I would do so slowly to see if there's a particular app/config that's interfering.
WiFi Seemed to help
I was having this same problem today. The GPS was searching for close to 10 minutes. As I was messing with the phone, I recieved the prompt that tells you that turning on your wifi can enhance your location services. While I do not understand the relationship, I relented and turned on my wifi. The phone immediatley locked on to my location and so far today has continued to do so. I have no idea if this is coincidental or not. As I said before, I do not understand how having wifi on would effect GPS locking, but in this case it seemed to.
Ok, big question and probably a stupid one... did you have Wi-Fi service when you turned on Wi-Fi? Every time I get that prompt I think it is absurd because I am on the road when I'm using GPS so no Wi-Fi.
I don't think that's a stupid question. That's the reason I have never turned on my wifi when it prompted me to, I didn't see the logic off it.
To answer your question, no. At the time, I was driving through a neighborhood, so there were surely networks in range but none that I would connect to.
Same here, I never acted on that prompt because it made no sense. Wow, that is interesting. I'm going to have to try that the next time I'm out. I wonder what exactly it is that makes that work.
Well, it's been a. Couple days since the factory reset and I haven't had any GPS issues. We'll see if this keeps up.
I went to best buy where I guy the phone and the geek squad guy turned on all GPS settings down in three screen shot and note GPS is working fine. I don't jabber to turn all of then on again just stand alone GPS and it works. I winner if it was just engaging something by turning then all on once. Hope it helps others
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