GPS not working

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by jstwondrng, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. jstwondrng
    Offline

    jstwondrng New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Havertown, PA
    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.

    jstwondrng
  2. RedTarget
    Offline

    RedTarget New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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!
  3. jstwondrng
    Offline

    jstwondrng New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Havertown, PA
    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.

    jstwondrng
  4. takeshi
    Offline

    takeshi New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    4,600
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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.
  5. jstwondrng
    Offline

    jstwondrng New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Havertown, PA
    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 :)
  6. woodnymph79
    Offline

    woodnymph79 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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.
  7. plumcrazy
    Offline

    plumcrazy Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NNJ
    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.
  8. jstwondrng
    Offline

    jstwondrng New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Havertown, PA
    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.
Search tags for this page
droid 4 gps not working
,
droid gps not working
,
droid razr gps not working
,

droid x gps not working

,
gps is not working on android
,
gps not working on motorola android
,
gps not working on phone
,
gps on phone not working
,
phone gps not working
,
phone gps stopped working
,
why does yahoo map stop working with gps on samsung
,
why is my gps not working