GPS not Locking

Discussion in 'RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX Support' started by dmbatcofc, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. dmbatcofc

    dmbatcofc Member

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    Is anyone else having trouble getting the GPS to lock on? Tried GPS status, no dice.
     
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    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.
     
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    Still can't a lock half of the time. Maybe I got a bad device? May exchange for another one.
     
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    If it's not a signal issue or something trivial, I'd exchange it if I were you. My GPS also locks in seconds.
     
  5. dmbatcofc

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    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!
     
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    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.
     
  7. dmbatcofc

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    Interesting... I may have to give this a shot. When I look at my location on any application, I look like a jumping bean!
     
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    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.
     
  11. Super1

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    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.
     
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    GPS essentials, free from the play store has worked great for me also.
     
  13. dmbatcofc

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    Thank goodness I'm not the only one... thought I was going crazy!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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