"Your location is unavailable"

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by liguy257, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. liguy257

    liguy257 Member

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    Seriously, is this a Droid thing or is just a GPS thing? I would say at least 50-60% of the time the phone is unable to get my location (making it useless as GPS in these instances. Lately it seems to be worse. I live on Long Island so it's not like I'm in the middle of Wyoming. I love the Google Nav (favorite aspect of the phone) but I have to admit, it's very frustrating when you rely on it or need it suddenly and it doesn't work.

    Anyone else constantly having this problem?
     
  2. takeshi

    takeshi Silver Member

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    Since you don't explicitly state this, can you confirm that GPS is actually on? Have you read any of the other identical threads for possible solutions?
     
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    nerdbox08 Active Member

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    +1.

    There have been several times I attempted to use Where! only to find I didn't have GPS turned on. >.<
     
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    Meadowlands New Member

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    I had this problem with my DROID. It would just sit there at "Searching for GPS". I found out an update from one of my apps was causing the problem. I'm not saying that is it, but it could be.
     
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    I was having this problem, then I went and looked at the settings, I only had GPS satellites enabled, and not network location. When the phone is only using satellites, it can take a few minutes to get a good lock on your position. If you want to see this process, then download the GPSTest app. It will show how the phone communicates with satellites. Once I enabled both network and satellite location, everything was back to normal.
     
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    I am so glad you posted to check the settings and to check satellites and networks. For some reason today my Droid thought I was in Northern Ireland driving through a forest when I was actually in urban Northern VA. I could not get it to detect my location at all.

    I set it to use both and it's working again. I'm hoping this fixes it for good since it won't have networks to rely on when I'm out in the car.
     
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