GPS not working

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  1. pchakmak

    pchakmak Member

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    My GPS locator is not working. It cannot locate me on the map. I have tried to reboot my Droid and that didn't work. Any suggestions?? Thanks.

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    All,

    Recently, my GPS on the motorola droid stopped working. I have taken my phone over to Verizon wireless and they couldn't figure out why it isn't working either. They suggested resetting the phone but I'd like to see if anyone here has any GPS issues before doing so and if you were able to resolve it.

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    One of the guys I work with had an issue where the GPS could never find a satellite when using Maps or any other gps based application. What ended up being the ticket was removing other 3rd party applications that used the GPS one by one until the problem was resolved. The app that was causing the issue was "Navigation To Go". Now, I'm not saying that there's a problem with this application... it just was the cause of the problem for one person I know.

    So, I suggest removing 3rd party apps that use GPS (if any exist on your device) and see how that goes.

    Good Luck!
     
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    Thanks! I'll have to go thru all my apps to see if any use GPS settings. I'm wondering tho, I have two launchers on my system... Could they be the problem? One is ADW.Launcher and the other is LauncherPro.

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  5. takeshi

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    Try cycling GPS off and then on. If that doesn't help, power cycle the Droid. If that doesn't help, dial *228 and select option 1 to reactivate. The latter generally solves my worst case GPS fix issues.
     
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    I have removed all apps that utilize GPS and will also try the reactivation (*228). I'm hoping one of the two work... Really don't wanna do a factory reset if I can help it :)
     
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    I too am having problems with my GPS. Specifically with Foursquare and Google. I will try those suggestions, but this is really irritating. Did it work for you to reactivate your phone?

    Thanks.
     
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    VZW navigator seems to work for me but not the 2 golf gps apps i have. im gonna try and few of those tips and see.
     
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    Well, I tried deleting apps that utilized the GPS but I still couldn't get it to work. I finally decided to restore the device and it is working again now.
     
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    I downloaded a few apps that require the use of GPS, and none of them seem to be picking up the GPS signal. Is there a setting I am missing? I click the gps button on, within the "slidedown" menu... but is there a setting elsewhere that I am missing?

    Thanks!
     
  11. ldopa

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    So you went into settings/location and security and made sure gps is enabled? Also you may as well check the other boxes too (use wireless networks etc..) it will help get a better lock on your position. Also try a reboot

    Sent from my Liberated DROID2
     
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    Yes.. Which seems to do the same thing as simply clicking the button in the shade/pull down menu.. Still having the same issue.

    To clarify I clicked Settings > Location and Security > Standalone GPS Services
     
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    yes you want both standalone GPS services checked as well as google location services checked
    then you can open your 3rd party GPS assistance apps and set them up...

    obviously on wifi you will get better and faster lock but 3g should work fine....also check out this video for a tutorial on GPS

     
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    yup that did the trick!

    Thanks!
     
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    Cool

    Sent from my Liberated DROID2
     
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