"My Location" and GPS Issues

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  1. SonicMax

    SonicMax New Member

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    I was hoping Froyo would fix this issue, but no avail...

    Lately, my Droid X hasn't been able to find my location. Whether it be using the GPS, or the "Placed" application, or just going to the google homepage, I haven't had any luck, which means that when I go to use my GPS and I try to go from My Location, it never gives me Driving Navigation directions.

    I usually have my GPS off and my phone would still know my location. I've found that when I have Wi-Fi on, it finds my location very easily, but the minute I turn it off, I'm out of luck, even if I have GPS and Assisted GPS enabled.

    Does anyone know if this is a bug or something wrong with my specific phone? The places app tells me to "enable a My Location source in system settings" but I can't find that option.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. truckrod

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    It may help if you also toggle.use wireless connection enabled with the gps enabled. Under setting/ location security
     
  3. OyVOid

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    Be in Browser mode, then you can go to menu-settings-privacy settings then check the box that says Enable my location.
     
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    Oops, just realized you have Droid X. Here's your phone:

    To set your location, press Menu > Settings > Location & security > Use GPS satellites and/or Use wireless networks.
     
  5. SonicMax

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    I have those enabled and it still doesn't like to work consistantly unless I use Wi-Fi. Its hit or miss at the best.


    I don't keep my GPS on unless I'm getting driving directions, yet I'm certain that my phone knew my relative location anyway.
     
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    at least your gps is working. all gps settings on my phone is disable/gray-out after upgraded to 2.2. i used it a lot and i'm stuck without it. any suggestions ...
     
  7. msjohnson2868

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    Saw another thread on this that suggested downloading the "GPS Status" app. My wife's X was having this same issue...downloaded it tonight and will try it out in the morning. My X isn't having the problem at all. Both newly updated to 2.2.
     
  8. hoff56501

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    samething, verizon told me it is a known issue with the 2.2/ they had no idea when the fix would happen other then the 4th quarter
     
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