GPS Problems?

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  1. JohnDoeJohnDoes
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    So whenever I go on Google Maps it has the Blue Dot with a big circle of blue for a circumference of about a mile and cannot find my exact location?

    This upsets me because it used to find my exact location but now it's more about finding "the area" I'm in.

    Can anyone help me resolve this issue?
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    Since you don't mention it in your post, can you verify that your GPS is currently enabled?

    Settings->Location & Security->Use GPS satellites.
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    Yes.
    It is enabled.
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    Sometimes mine does the same thing, mostly when I'm inside a building. Sometimes I get just the single blue dot though, but it's about a block or so off. In all those situations, as soon as I start moving, it relocates me precisely just fine.
    P.S. Somewhere on the boards here (FAQ section I think) there is a thread about getting a more exact GPS location. Might want to search for it and see if any of the tips in there help.
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    Shut off and do a batt pull, then re-power on, be outside and retry.
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    Try enabling navigation (i.e. set a destination and get directions) and see if that doesn't pull the GPS location better.

    On mine Maps never seams to use my GPS (even when it's enabled) unless I'm actively navigating. But it doesn't worry me either. Personally I normally don't need to know my exact location unless I'm navigating and then it's dead on so...
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