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Sadly, a GPS is only as good as its map.
There is an app called "GPS Status" for Android and I'm sure an equivalent exists for iOS. It can display the raw GPS and compass data. It gives you your latitude and longitude (which you can reference on a paper map), elevation, and other data. It can be used without a map, as you can drop waypoints and it will always be able to tell you where the points are relative to you.
It can do this without access to any data or cell service. It only needs reception from the GPS satellites, and that only needs a clear view of the sky virtually anywhere.
I very much recommend having such an app.
Late edit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
I've done a couple of events in Ingress and my 20kmAh has always served me well. Anything that can charge your phone 2 or 3 times is generally good enough. Also knowing how to lower your phone's power consumption is good; disable wifi (even though it may help with position, it eats battery), turn on power saver, lower screen brightness, disable background apps etc.
Also, if you're on Android, GPS Status and Toolbox is a great tool for increasing your phones accuracy without wifi.
What are you struggling with? GPS Status and and Toolbox is an app available here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
When you get a notification from PokeNotify, click it, and it will ask you if you want to open the location with Google Maps or Radar. Choose Radar and it will display the location with that app as opposed to Google Maps.
The GPS Status & Toolbox app will show you.
> GPS satellites (with IDs 1-32) are represented by disks. GLONASS satellites (with IDs r1-r25) are shown as rectangles, BEIDOU satellites (with IDs c1-c33) are shown as crosses (x) while GALILEO sats (with IDs e1-e35) are displayed as plus (+) signs.
The problem is the AGPS data server.
You can get an external AGPS grabber. I'm using "GPS Fix", but every time that I open the GPS app I need to open the GPS fix first and wait like 15 seconds to get the AGPS data and a good GPS lock.
When you change from high accuracy to Device only you are telling your phone to ignore AGPS data and use just the GPS signal from the satellites.
USUALLY this is SLOWER and it has lower precision. Especially in cities with not a lot of sky visible. BUT, if the AGPS data is just not there (or just wrong), ignoring the AGPS data is a lot quicker and using a bogus one. This is a huge problem from OnePlus and they have absolutely no escuse to get this wrong.
just deleted the GPS fix to see if the update solved this. Still too ealy for a veridict, maybe in a couple days.
EDIT> No, it did not solved the issue. If you want a no hands approach i suggest changing from "High accuracy" to "Device Only". If you can deal with opening an app every time that you want to use the GPS, I use this, where you can reset AGPS data, download the right data and get a fix really quick. I'd say don't bother to get the paid version, for me it didn't helped with the Oneplus problem.
A lot of versions of Android didn't handle the leap second that was added on January 1st properly. This wrecks havoc with GPS, you can fix this by updating to the latest verison of Android or go get GPS Status & Toolbox and reset your A-GPS XTRA Data. Either method should fix it.
It will also likely fix itself as eventually it will clear the incorrect data but it could take a week or two, depends how often you actually have your GPS in use.
That sounds like a device issue, not a Google issue. I haven't experienced any GPS issues in the past few weeks on my OnePlus 6.
Maybe run GPS Status and Toolbox and check what your GPS signal is like, and when the signal drops off in Google Maps, see if the same happens in the GPS Status app.
> Called A-GPS
That's actually doing everything but using cell tower triangulation/cell tower location. It's using the cell tower and its much bigger bandwidth to transmit all the GPS assistance data, like time, orbital data, almanac, etc, because to grab that stuff straight off the satellite is going at 50b/s.
I remember I had an old digital camera that wanted you to pull that data off the internet manually, by connecting the camera to the PC, running the software, and telling it your city. You had to do this once a month, and if you didn't, it would take the GPS 5+ minutes to get a proper fix.
You can also do it manually on your smartphone using this app:
...and tell it to download the A-GPS data. But it's not something it's grabbing every time you request GPS coordinates, it's a periodic assistance cache updated once in a while to help the GPS get a fix much more quickly.
I install this app (play store link) on all my Android phones, starting way back with the OnePlus One.
I helps with gps positioning by downloading aGPS data. It automatically starts in the background whenever you start an app using GPS (maps, waze, any running aps)
Can only speak to my own experience, but I had GPS problems on OOS 4.5.0. Using GPS Status & Toolbox helped me keep a lock (had switch between google maps/waze sometimes to get it to lock). I have noticed on Oreo (OOS 5.0.0) that my GPS lock has improved greatly (is currently a non-issue). Maybe Oreo will help you too.
I seldom if ever force close Ingress and I've always used rooted devices. Those in and of themselves shouldn't be enough. Same with Cargressing. In and off itself shouldn't cause a ban. (There is an internal speed limit to the game, but it doesn't result in an email ban, just temporary error messages that clear up in a matter of minutes.) And plenty of people use Google Maps or similar to navigate to portals if they don't know the way.
I'm thinking it has to do with the large GPS drift you were experiencing. Sucks, because you can't do much about that, other than not play when you experience it. There is an app that a lot of people use for GPS stabilization, GPS Status and Toolbox. But it's usually recommended for people who's GPS takes a long time to resolve a "fix" on their position. Regardless, couldn't hurt.
Install this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
clear A-GPS Data and redownload it.
Then wait a bit until it connects and finds satellites.
I am indoors next to a window right now with a 4 m accuracy
connected to 13/21 satellites.
When disabling and enabling GPS it only takes 3 seconds for a fix.
Never had any issues with maps using this method.
Sometimes maps takes a bit longer to find a gps fix
so I am using this app to speed this up.
But as soon as I have a fix, maps is rocksolid.
Also your build is pretty old. CM included a couple fixes for location in March,
although I don't know if sultan put them in his builds too.
GPS is your phone problem, not the games. The game takes the data from the GPS.
You have android. Download this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
or something similar... it will tell you everything about your GPS, you can also reset it and do some calibrating
I've used GPS Status & Toolbox with some success over the past few years. The app automatically updates the A-GPS information on your phone depending on the interval you've set.
I can't guarantee that you'll see immediate success, but it should help your situation improve.
You don't need to have a cellphone signal to use the navigation features if you have offline maps. Google Maps lets you save regions to use while offline. There are also a handful of navigation apps that use saved maps, but these tend to cost money and the maps might not be as accurate.
In fact, before smartphones and data plans in the GBs were common, this was the only way to go. You either had a standalone GPS navigator, or one came built-in in nicer cars, and for a while smart-ish phones had navigation apps using saved maps. I recall using my Nokia N95 a few times.
If all you want is your geographical coordinates, not navigation, an app like GPS Status & Toolbox will give you that and much more. No internet connection required.
Edit: Another option is to use an app like GPS Status. It also should fix that bug.
> Here is some temporary solution that would work for certain people. Anyways the development team is working on this in parallel.
> Go to your Settings Tap "More" (in the section Wireless & networks)
Go to "Mobile networks"
Then, go to "Access point names"
Tap on the access point name that is currently selected for you
You will enter a screen that enables you to edit the access point. Search the field "APN type" and tap on it.
The field has to contain the following text: default,supl (no space, no brackets etc. only the two words divided by a comma)
> Usually this field just contains default. Adding supl (Secure User Plane Location) will enable your phone to create a connection to obtain location data from the carrier network, f.ex. to obtain A-GPS information.
> This change might have an influence or not depending on your phone carrier. since then, it seems to have :
- Accelerated the initial connection of GPS
- Made the disconnects disappear (temporarily or not, let's hope it's the second one)
Yes. Note 8 and S8 apparently has a bad update that broke their GPS. Likely won't be fixed forever by Samsung as it's EOL.
The only known workaround is to install GPS Status & Toolbox and install it's proxy upon initial launch or via the provided link.
Did you try calibrating the GPS sensor via Google Maps? I think it's under settings and then you stick out your phone and do three (?) infinite signs in front of you. If that doesn't work then try this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2 word to the wise the app only works when on as in the active app but it's dirt cheap to get it working in the background. After all that, it still doesn't work send it back to T-Mobile and get yourself a OnePlus 8 Pro from the OnePlus website because the OnePlus 8 doesn't have wireless and you're going to want it unless you want that LG V60 same price point.
I wonder if your Note has the same problem as my Pixel 2. Sometimes when I enable my Pixel 2's hotspot, it kills the GPS. It's hard to notice sometimes because location services still works without an actual GPS signal (going by cell towers and wifi signals), but sometimes it's very obvious that the location is wonky. I can confirm whether GPS is working by using an app like GPS Status.
The only fix for this problem that I'm aware of is to reboot my phone.
Give "GPS Status and Toolbox" a go.
My circumstance has been precisely the opposite to that /u/DagFizz mentioned - to each their own I guess.
Have the phone set to highest sensitivity setting and have that app download the AGPS state hourly. I am still running a S5 and I'm rock solid on location.
OK, then it's not really a Google Maps issue.
It will either be hardware or software. You might need to wipe your phone and reload Android, but that's a bit drastic and you might want to try other things first.
This app used to help, but from it's current description it wouldn't seem like it would. Try it and please report back if it made a difference.
I use an app called 'GPS status' if you open it you can see what your GPS is doing etc
If GPS status is showing a good signal and the app isn't tracking, you'll know the problem is with the app/permissions.
I don't know if there's a similar apple app.
I can help with point one! On Android I use GPS Status (Note: I use the paid version, but the free version is pretty feature packed as well IIRC) for DOP/HDOP/VDOP etc.
I too have never really had issues, but after putting a new OS on my phone I suddenly did have issues that manifested itself as drift/mislocation in Maps. I found out that an app I'd installed for other reasons before I wiped my phone is what many with similar issues use as a solution; so I put it back on and haven't had issues since then. Try GPS Status, the free version should be all you need. It acts as an interface between your GPS and GPS requesting app; you should notice it appearing in the status bar when you use an app that uses GPS. I've had no issues since then.
If it solves your issue I'd love to hear back so I know whether to recommend it to others, and also so I can mention it to Google as something for them to look at adopting.
Not directly related but I use the Pro version of GPS Status & Toolbox by MobiWIA - EclipSim. It keeps the A-GPS data on my phone fresh, and is useful as a general diagnostic by showing how many satellites I'm seeing and their signal strengths.
This app has the best compass calibration tool. After calibrating your compass in that app, your Google Maps experience will be greatly improved.
I've been using GPS status and toolbox, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Gives access to the location and orientation related sensors and lets you calibrate them .
I have always used the app GPS status along. It features an aGPS feature that springs up when you launch the gps itself and it helps super well with a quick and consistent fix.
It also allows you to recalibrate any motion sensors.
Run a compass calibration and reset/download A-GPS data. It worked like a charm for me! I'd also suggest changing its background behavior to not run while the screen is off (your screen is typically on the whole time playing Pokemon anyway). Best of luck!
The app "GPS Status" has been a huge help in validating my concern with any tech rep.
My phone was reading a 20m accuracy, while my fiance's phone would read 3m accuracy from the same location.
Try loading GPS Status & Toolbox by MobiWIA - EclipSim and using it to make sure that your A-GPS data is current.
Aside from that, I know there was something about Samsung phones and loose screws on the GPS antenna, but I think that was the Galaxy S3 not the S4.
Get the app GPS Status and Toolbox (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2). It will show you how strong the signals from the satellite are in your location. And it will download some correction data. And you can set it up to download this data whenever your GPS loads. You'll still experience drift, but your overall experience should improve.
There are a few things you can do to fix some GPS related issues. Start with number 1, then test in Ingress. If it doesn't work, then proceed to the next step.
If you still have issues with your Droid Turbo, make sure that this is limited to just Ingress. If you have issues with Google Maps or any other GPS service, you may need to warranty the phone.
Hope this helps you get back out into the field, agent.
GPS Status is what I like to use when out in the field. Not only does it show you the skyplot and signal strength, PDOP, but uses the IMU to put a "bubble level" on the skyplot. It also launches when an app uses the GPS so you can just bring it up via the top pull down.
I had drifting problem in my OPO (i.g. google sphere) and it drove me crazy. After a year or so someone suggested me to recalibrate sensors. It fixed the problem. You can calibrate via aps like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Weirdly enough I had a much better performance when installing an app that launches alongside the GPS.
It may just be the aGPS that does it.
Phones definitely have GPS radios, but they do get the assistance of cell towers. I have an app called "GPS Status" that shows me the location and signal strength of all the GPS satellites that my phone can "see".
The workaround for now is to use GPS Status and install it's proxy app when prompted. The proxy app will launch GPS Status and you have to keep it running. This will not let GMaps use the car's GPS though while Waze remains status quo i.e still not using car's GPS.
You can check your GPS performance with apps. I personally use GPS Status, you can see how quickly it connects and to how many satellites, plus the GPS accuracy and other sensor readings.
Dedicated GPS devices have high precision clocks and can calculate the expected position of satellites on their own very easily; cell phones depend on servers to figure it out. Without the info from the servers, cell phones gotta keep guessing where the satellites might be, and may take several minutes to finally get a lock.
Once phones got a lock, they're about as good as dedicated GPS devices.
edit: If you wanna get an idea what's the worse case scenario is like with your phone, if you got an Android, you can get an app like GPS Status & Toolbox, switch your phone to airplane mode, go to "Manage A-GPS state" on the app, click Reset, and then restart your phone and try to get a your GPS position once the phone finishes rebooting (need to reboot because otherwise it will still have the coordinates cached from the last fix).
If you have an Android, there's an app called GPS Status that really improves satellite tracking. Without the app, you're phone uses a data connection to download the information about GPS satellites that should be in your area, and doesn't save the information so you constantly have to get updates. This app saves the information and allows you to stay connected much longer than usual and with better precision, although eventually you will have to connect to the internet again.
I use Google Earth a lot, but Google Earth on Android hasn't worked well for me without a data connection. As long as you open the app with a connection, you can use the cached images if you do lose connection. However, if you close the app (or it crashes), and you restart it, it just sits at the loading screen and never progresses. Maybe other people have had better luck.
I'm still trying to figure out which Android app to use. I have a dozen installed but I haven't used most of them very much yet. Many have an option to preload the maps, but that's usually a "pro" feature which costs money. I don't mind paying I just need to figure out which is best.
I'm trying to track my activities like you are, but I haven't found a system I'm happy with yet. Like advntrnrd said, using a physical map in addition to GPS/electronics is probably more reliable. I'm looking into using GPS tracked PDF maps, but haven't created my own yet. That way it's digital and easy to export, but I get to place the marks if the GPS accuracy isn't great.
Marty something is causing your handset to take a stupidly long time to lock a decent constellation size. This could be a new phone case or similar (metal cases are a disaster!) or it could be dodgy AGPS data (data that tells your device where roughly it is and which sats will be overhead). I would strongly recommend clearing your AGPS data and refreshing it with this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
When thats done reboot the phone and open the same app again while outside. Watch closely and see when the little popup flashes showing time to fix. If things are normal that should be 60-90s at most. You should then see the number of satellites climb to more than 9.
There will be two screw terminals for you to screw the balun down. Usually in the middle of the antenna somewhere and should be fairly obvious.
Then use a compass app on your cell phone to confirm heading. I like [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en_US](GPS Toolbox)
GPS needs satellites. android builds a 'map' with satellites it expects to receive from. If the data it receives varies too much, it needs to build a new map and this takes a while. Some phones can download a satellite map over internet, but it depends on the chips used.
It helps if there is no obstructions between the phone and sky - large buildings, electromagnetic shielding or -interference damage the radio signal. "phone needs to see the sky" is often used to describe this.
> In GPS Status & Toolbox, go to Menu > Settings > GPS & Sensors > Auto-download AGPS data and choose how often you wish AGPS to be updated. I use once a day. You may decide more or less. Also Sensor filtering. I have mine set to weak but you can experiment. A stronger filter increases the GPS fix time a bit.
If any gps receiver has been off for a long time it can take a long time (up to 45 minutes, IIR) to load the ephemeris data. A phone doesn't usually have that problem because the gps is used often, not sitting in a drawer like a Garmin-type hand-held.
My mid-quality phone has much better sensitivity than my Garmin. This gives you a good idea of what's going on.
Grab GPS Status & Toolbox and clear your gps data and download fresh a-gps data
I was having gps issues with my device a few days ago and this fixed it for me
Grab GPS Status and see how many satellites it's seeing and locking on to. Perhaps also use that to download updated AGPS data.
Yes, I noticed it too. Using GPS Status it would not show any satellites for fixing the location. After restarting the phone it worked instant. Will have to keep an eye on it…
Trt installing GPS Status and Toolbox and see if you can get a gps lock with that. Assuming the phone is in good working order I don't think there's any technical reason an S3 wouldn't work. I can still use my Nexus 4, it just gets laggy. And the battery doesn't last long, lol.
If not solved and you have custom recovery try clean cache and dalvik/art cache.
If not solved backup your data and factory reset and try it before restore data.
If not solved consider a hardware problem. Maybe a simple bad contact with gps antenna and circuit (for instance this is comom with Samsung S4, google and you'll see). On YouTube, google you may find videos on how to open your device and try the fix yourself.
I've downloaded this app:
So far it has had about a 95% success rate... Better than the 40% I was getting before. It seems to refresh the GPS lock anytime you open an app that needs it.
Worth a shot!
Try toggling location on and off, also restarting the phone a couple times. With location on try the app GPS Status & Toolbox: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en This will show you if you are getting a physical lock on GPS satellites.
Though I've never had this issue with my Pixel. It reminds me of my Nexus5 that would randomly go wonky. I used this app GPS Status & Toolbox to fully reset it and after 5mins of cold-start the GPS started to get coords properly again.
Check how well your GPS is working with this app. Try resetting and downloading your A-GPS state from the menu.
If your GPS still doesn't seem to be working then you'll have to try Factory Resetting your phone. Check with that app again. If the GPS still isn't working then most likely your unit is faulty and you should contact ZTE about getting it repaired or replaced.
This app also works well:
It's possible you might need to calibrate the internal compass, or have sensor issues. The app liked to above can help with diagnosing those.
Mine seems to be constantly about 20° off. I jumped on support with google, and after recalibrating, and testing maps in safe mode, the issue still seems to be present. They suggested resetting to Factory settings, but I haven't had a chance to do that yet.
I downloaded GPS Status which provided some diagnostic tools, but nothing to fix the issue.
I'd be interested to know if anyone else has resolved the issue by resetting to factory settings.
I have this a lot and it's common on Android... I use GPS Status and Toolbox to help google out. You can dl the aGPS data and it'll update the software to be more accurate. Also has a lot of neat features...
Get an app called GPS status. It'll automatically download agps data daily and is just a really good app to have.
Besides that I do remember back in the days when I did use a package disabler I had a similar problem I first noticed whenever I played pokemon go. It would for some reason place me back home and just not respond to where I was going at all. Another glitch it caused was that the GPS status app I mentioned above would refuse to load. Or it would suddenly load like 5 minutes later. Try loading that app and see if it works at all. You might be having the same problem.
If it's the same glitch unfortunately it's too late and uninstalling the package disabler won't work because the glitch has already become system deep. I can help ya fix it painlessly though.
P. S. While you're already doing stuff with the package disabler before you re-enable it you should try tapping on each of the items you had disabled to see if any are actually using more than 0. 00 ram. You should only disable things that are actually doing something. Disabling stuff that isn't impacting your system at all won't give you any gains but will more likely lead to more glitches and crashes.
The S7 should literally never crash. If it does then something is wrong.
> GPS Status
This one? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
Nice tip, turn on just long enough to get a UTM grid then off again. Assuming it can give a grid and not only lat/long.
A really useful app for seeing what's going on with your gps is this. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Also try switching to emergency mode by holding down the power button and tapping on emergency mode and see if gps works there. Then switch back to normal mode and see if it fixed it.
This might be a question for the Silph road. A quick google search came up with this Ingress discussion.
They suggested that you download this to figure out how strong your GPS signal is.
i used it on my lg vista ( crap phone ) would help a bunch
for a few days...then i would have to run it and reset my gps data again...
also have you moved the game to the sd card yet? i dont know why
but it also helps :)
i just gave in after a while and picked up the new droid,
gps works on device only now...dont even need to go into "battery saving"..or "high accuracy"...phone rocks.. :)
That is very false. Moto G3 definitely has a compass. It's not a very good one, but it definitely has it.
Source: I own a 3rd-gen.
If you're gonna get the 3rd-gen because of the compass, this is the only compass app I've found to be anywhere near accurate: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
I was having the same issues for a while. I read somewhere to download GPS Status & Toolbox and check the accuracy that way, and it looked fine (I think), but after I downloaded and went to catch Pokemon the accuracy was much better compared to what it was before. The accuracy may still not be the most accurate, but it is very comparable to my friends iPhone.
IT says that now, because they increased the requirements to play the game, because it uses more ram, and such then they originally planned for. This is the app to get, it's called GPS Status & Toolbox: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
Try installing this app if you're on Android. It lets you clear your gps cache. It also tells you how many satellites you're connected to, so you can narrow down if it's a game-bug or a GPS issue.
If iOS, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It's been hit and miss many times for me even on Marshmallow. Nothing new here.
I use GPS Status & Toolbox to reset data and re-download A-GPS data to some success...
It's stock but I am rooted and still on 4.4
I routinely get "GPS loss" while playing though... Using "GPS status toolbox" helps a ton, I also used that app while playing ingress.
Definitely need to have "mock locations" turned off and location set to "high accuracy"
Aside from that I don't think there is anything else that I've done... debloated a bunch of crap but I can't imagine that any of that would have an impact.
Try this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
Overall my GPS has been very good but it has gone wonky once in a while. When it does, I do a reset and download of new GPS assistance data and it usually helps. It also has calibration tools that might be helpful to you.
Suggestion - download GPS Status & Tools, do a cold reset & download gps data
You can also set it on the preference so that GPS is on even when running in the background and does not hog battery
I use gps toolbox. It gives a real time view of which satellites are connected and you can reset your agps assistance data for faster fixes
Honestly, no unless you like having latest bells and whistles - my wife plays on here S5 running CM12.1 only changes to help lag and location is change GPS to high accuracy and try and leave it there for faster GPS pinpoint - try GPS Status & toolbox to do a cold reset and auto download assist data for lower battery usage and high precision GPS
If possible keep LTE(4G)/3G as a data option instead of only 4G or 3G it will make loading up the game a bit faster
CM12.1 does not have caffeine integrated but its a good app to keep screen on for X amounts of time (and it auto turns off if you lock your phone using the power button)
If you have a ROM toolbox like JRummys Tool Box Pro, go to apps and side scroll to on boot apps to eliminate apps that are not needed (dunno what you use).
Keep the app in phone storage not SD (dunno if applicable to you)
Try installing this app and doing a coldrest on the gps (then download gps assist data)
Should help out for this issue
After installing the app on an old galaxy S2 gps accurecy went down to ±16ft around 5m
Open maps and just wave your compass in a figure-eight pattern. Or download GPS Status & Toolbox app - there is a setting in there to calibrate both your compass and your orientation sensors.
Assuming Android, use this
Set your GPS to it's maximum sensitivity. It varies in nomenclature from phone to phone but the idea is the same. Example for my S5.
It seems like that should have fixed it, but have you tried either of these?
This seems to have fixed my issue, unsure why but I installed GPS Status & Toolbox and GPS gets locked on right away, not sure if it was a permission issue for GPS or what but its almost an instantaneous lock. I need to try this a few more times and put my case back on to ensure it is true. Anyways worth giving it a try!
Edit: Thought I was in the Android Apps subreddit; added link manually
I know this isn't exactly what you're asking for, but I recommend recalibrating your Nexus and resetting your A-GPS data using the GPS Status & Toolbox app. Using Strava on my Galaxy S3 Mini, it took about 10 minutes of searching before finding a satellite and even then, it would zigzag enough that Strava was useless! Since using GPS Status & Toolbox I have had no problems - it finds the satellites within minutes and there is no zigzagging at all!
I'm running out of things to check here, so my last advice is to first try an app called GPS Status & Toolbox by MobiWIA -EclipSim. Specifically, you'll want to use it to reset your A-GPS data (and you can also have the app keep your A-GPS data updated on a more frequent interval than most devices do on their own).
Second, if that doesn't help (and it might not, A-GPS problems usually impact the time-to-first-fix, and not usually the responsiveness of keeping that fix updated), then my final suggestion is to research GPS issues specific to your device model, and see if there's something hardware or manufacturer firmware specific going on that can be corrected. (For example, certain Samsung models needed to be opened up so 4 screws on the GPS antenna could be tightened down better than had been done at the factory.)
My S3 works pretty well. I also use this app to help me get a lock faster https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
Not sure if it actually helps anymore but it does at least let me know a little bit more about my GPS.
yes my GPS flaked out months back.
I read about this app you can install that helps to fix it.
Not perfect, but I can get a decent lock whilst using the satnav.
play store link
Give this a try.
I bought a cheap LG phone for offline maps and geocaching that would show me way off, it was a pain and useless. I tried that app which downloads the satellites positions so you can be synchronized to as many as possible quickly thus improving accuracy. Let me know if it helps.
It shouldn't have to be open. I used to have to do this on my GS2, maybe it'll work for you. Install GPS Status, click Settings, and then Manage A-GPS state. Reset and then Download the GPS assistance data.
> GPS Status
I think he means this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
try GPS Status & Toolbox and download your local sat data. i know it happens with her around. but give it a try anyway. regardless this app should be in the "tools and app you have to have" list.
Click the basket icon in the top menu of c:geo in the main screen (right after you launch). There's a link in there. Also a bunch of other helpful apps.
Or link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
I haven't seen a lot of problems with my GPS. I'd recommend installing GPS Status to see if that helps (it'll download AGPS data to improve accuracy). Also leave your WiFi on; it helps with geolocation.
Also, which carrier are you on and what kind of area are you in (rural, suburbs, urban, etc)? That can have a big effect on location obtained from cell towers. When I used T-Mobile, GPS was very inaccurate in rural areas. When I switched to Cricket (AT&T towers), it was much better.
Yes, but if you have a network connection, you will get GPS lock much faster, because get the advantage of A-GPS.
What you can do is to use GPS status before you leave home to download the A-GPS data.
Try using this app
I had GPS issues after replacing front lcd but my issues were solved by this app. Hope it works for you!
Edit: you can reset your GPS and update GPS data under the settings menu.
I have been using this app and haven't had issues since. It helps you connect to satellites and allows you to reset your A-gps when needed.
Enpä ole koskaan jammannut GPS:ää, mutta netissä vuosikausia pyörineiden ohjeiden ja julkaisujen mukaan aika tyypillinen jammaustapa on lähettää samankaltaisella hajaspektrillä joko väärennettyä GPS:ää tai sitten jotain sellaista, mikä nyt vaan on tarpeeksi lähellä sitä alkuperäistä koodia, vaikka väärä algoritmi onkin, jotta vastaanotin menee digitaalipuolella solmuun. Kuluttajavehkeissä antennit, suodattimet ja esivahvistimet ovat sen verran alkeellisempia, että häiriöt osuvat helpommin. Kapeakaistainen jammeri tuskin tekee paljon muuta kuin tukkii kuluttajavehkeen esivahvistimen. Kehittynyt hajaspektrijammeri voi sotkea parempiakin vastaanottimia.
Kuluttajien puhelimissa on nykyään aika tyypillisesti kolmen tai neljän verkon tuki. Omassa karvalakki-samsungissa on GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO ja BeiDou. Kuluttajavehkeet tukevat yleensä vain sitä 1575 MHz:n bandia, jossa on GPS, GALILEO ja BDS ja 1610MHz:n bandia GLONASSILLE. Kai näistä seuraa jonkinmoinen hyöty jammauksen ohittamisessa, kun on tarjolla eri teknologioita, mutta radioteknisesti se on ongelma, että kaikki ovat siinä yhdessä kasassa ja käyttävät erittäin heikkoja signaaleja. Nykyiset GNSS-chipit ovat erittäin hyviä poistamaan tahallisia ja tahattomia häiriöitä signaalista digitaalisen laskennan kautta, mutta rajansa siinäkin, mikä on mahdollista.
Ne eri GNSS-verkkojen satelliitit saa näkymään ihan normaalien ohjelmointirajapintojen kautta ja vaikka tämäkin ohjelma näyttää eri konstellaatiot näytöllä: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en&gl=US
Try using this app:
One of its features is downloadng the data so you can get a faster lock for a couple days
Under "Manage A-GPS state", click download.
Under Settings -> GPS & sensors -> Auto download AGPS data, select 1 day
Have you tried deleting and reinstalling the app? It sounds like it's not getting GPS and time info from your phone's OS, if it's not just locking up as soon as you start it. If something's corrupted in the app then reinstalling should fix it.
Also this might sound dumb but check that your phone's GPS is turned on, and check that your proper location is shown in a different app like Google Maps. If you're on Android you can install the GPS Status app, the free version will show you if you're getting a good GPS signal or if your phone is using cached data.
I'm not sure what point you're trying to make here.
Assisted GPS doesn't mean that it can't work without a local mobile signal, it just means that, without one, it has to use the last copy of the almanac which it has in memory. The almanac will be no good if it's too old, but it's not likely to be if the phone's GPS has been used within the last few hours or day. The GPS satellites transmit a copy of the almanac every 12 minutes.
A GPS starts getting accuracy to within a 100 metres or so once it has signal from 3 satellites, and then the accuracy steadily increases as it acquires more. If you use the GPS Status & Toolbox app on your phone, the satellites are shown on the compass as round and square dots - you will find they appear remarkably quickly, even if you're in an area without any phone signal.
Also, there is frequently a mobile phone signal when at sea in inshore waters.
Yes! I used this:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
It's a great lil app and saved me big time.
How do you conclude that?
I went into the Galaxy Watch 4 Compass app, swiped up and scrolled down to the pressure. I then compared the figure from my Galaxy S21 Ultra's barometer sensor (read using the GPS Status and Toolbox app - you might need the paid version for this to work) and it is within 1hPa.
It would seem very strange to have a hardware barometer and not use it. The only other way to get a pressure reading would be an Internet lookup - you don't get pressure from GPS!
Du kannst mal versuchen mit Apps wie z.B. --> GPS-Status die A-GPS Daten neu herunterzuladen (braucht WLAN oder Mobile Daten dafür). Das behebt manchmal Probleme.
Wenn es nicht klappt war es immerhin einen Versuch wert. Aber extremes Wetter kann schon zu Störungen führen, vor allem wenn der Empfang eh schon nicht der Beste ist.
I use GpsStatus on my phone for approximate tracking, it doesn't have a satellite view but you can create waypoints and back them up on google drive if cloud storage is your thing. I like being able to save waypoints and then use a separate app to note down more detailed information on my waypoints.
I find it easy to load in a saved waypoint and just walk up to it by following the compass in the app.
Was GPS antenna added with AA/CP upgrade or it was already there before it? This page isn't very clear about it.
However, the presence of GPS does not automatically mean its shared to AA. GMaps on AA used to be able to start if location services on the phone is disabled. When location services is disabled and if GMaps can still navigate, it would mean it can use the car's GPS. Waze don't use the car's GPS so it can't be used to test. However, Google have since disallowed it and GMaps in AA will prompt and not start if location services is disabled. Read a comment if using GPS Status & Toolbox, if it's showing GPS Signal, then it's not using the car's GPS but test on my head unit with GPS still show signals on the app so I doubt it's right. Logs pull from the phone will show if the car gps is used but for layman, I guess the easiest way is to wrap the phone in aluminum foil as it will block all signals and so if the car's GPS is used, GMaps navigation would still work.
This app here shows it up for you, along with all the other sensors in the phone:
Well worth buying, as it help with my non-Ingress GPS stuff.
try a GPS app like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
it can reset your gps and go grab the latest AGPS data for you. Let us know how it goes.
You can download the app GPS Status.
In this app you can recalibrate the compass, it seems to be working for me.
you could also try GPS status
If you have a lot of drift in open areas, this makes your position more predictable. (nothing will help you in manhattan)
I feel blind without it.
Gives me a good Idea on what medals to work on next, and has fun graphs to play with.
Download the GPS status app, does your GPS have a solid lock with multiple green satellites?
As I posted in another thread a couple of days ago:
There seems to be two issues with the N5's GPS.
Bad antenna connection. Sometimes the GPS antenna doesn't connect properly to the phone's circuit board. You can open the phone and put a piece of cardboard under the contact to lift it up, or something. If you have this problem, you'll see generally poor GPS reception and few satellites detected.
Radio bug. I don't think this has ever actually been solved, but there's an issue where if you are using a radio newer than the radio in 4.4.1 (KOT49E) sometimes the GPS starts up, locks on and then loses all satellites and starts over. Again and again and again.
With every new release of Android I update my phone and GPS works fine until it decides one day that it isn't in the mood and won't work properly no matter what. Then I flash the KOT49E radio and GPS is perfect. Until the next Android release and the included radio update where it happens all over again.
You can't really tell the difference between the radio bug and an antenna issue just by watching your location wander around in Google Maps. Get GPS Status and watch the number of GPS satellites and the signal strength.
Or you could just get the KOT49E radio and flash it to see if it helps.
If you're on Android this app is quite good https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
I like this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
First thing I would recommend is loading GPS Status & Toolbox by MobiWIA - EclipSim and using it to make sure that your A-GPS data is current.
Another possible culprit for slow GPS locks would be an inaccurate system clock. In theory, your connection to the cell towers should be keeping your clock synched up, but it may be worthwhile to look into an app to sync your clock with Network Time Protocol. I use ClockSync by Sergey Baranov but really any NTP app should do the trick.
Have you tried GPS Status and Toolbox?
It has been an okay device for my daily use tbh. Only the past month's GPS issue has been dragging it down for me.
I did however find if I open two apps that use GPS, then they both work, so clearly software issue.
I open this app first: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Press the Home key so the GPS app is on top which no satellites found.
Then I open this traffic app and they both work: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nu.fartkontrol.app
App is GPS Status and Toolbox.
Edit Broke Rule 5, so sorry!
> Used Odin3_v3.13.1 to install latest TWRP from official TWRP.me website (twrp-3.2.3-0-klte.img)
> After this worked, I booted into TWRP-Recovery, went to "advanced wipe" and checked everything
> Put in my USB-OTG stick and installed in one session: LineageOS 16 (lineage-16.0-20190320-nightly-klte-signed) & OpenGapps (micro)
Several users reported that using Format Data in TWRP solved some problems they had.
From S5 LineageOS Super Clean Install (includes screenshots): Then after backing up the internal sdcard, in TWRP use Format Data which rebuilds the entire file system of the Data partition including the internal sdcard instead of using wipe that only deletes files of Data without affecting the internal sdcard...
See TWRP FAQ: What is a data/media device? for detailed explanations:
"...In TWRP we also have a wipe internal storage option that rm -rf's the media folder and a "Format Data" option that formats to recreate the entire file system in case something goes completely wrong or to remove device encryption."
Use Format Data which create a space at the end of the Data partition for the encryption data if you plan to encrypt your phone.
>...Put in my USB-OTG stick and installed in one session...
That's interesting. Never tried that & always copied the files to install to the S5's external Micro SD card.
u/fitittome is right: installing the most recent stock Samsung firmware is a troubleshooting step to eliminate the possibility of a hardware problem.
If you do that, after installing TWRP & while running Samsung stock write down and/or screenshot your current APN settings & backup to the external Micro SD Card the very important EFS partition as described in No Network, No EMEI & EFS Partition Restore Fix just in case you have network connection issues after flashing LineageOS.
But you wrote this above so I don't understand why your compass does not work:
>There is also a test function in this app which shows, that the Magnetometer reacts to magnetic fields.
Maybe u/fitittome could check his "S5's with broken Compasses" with GPS Status & Toolbox or an other sensor checking app like Sensor Box for Android for example to see if he gets a Magnetometer reaction?
Download GPS Status and Toolbox then check you're getting a GPS signal and lock.
I highly recommend the app GPS status. You can see how accurate your GPS is and force the phone to refresh the GPS.
If you are on android, this app is helpful for testing GPS:
"GPS Status" for Android. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
I think you mean "pool car".
Look, your problem right now is proving your claims.
I assume you were unpaid for the day you were sent home - if you could prove your mate was dangerous, or that he routinely speeds, then that would be good grounds for refusing to travel with him. They'd have to arrange someone else as driver or otherwise ensure you get paid for the day.
If you travel with him and record the journey on your phone's GPS then you can prove that he was speeding. E.G. screenshots from this app showing the time (after you left the office, before you arrived on site) and the speed in excess of 70mph.
Another thing you can do is report him to the DLVA and tell them that you've travelled as passenger with him, that he has sleep apnea and you're concerned because you've seen him nodding off at the wheel. You should check first and to ensure such reports are handled anonymously - I bet they are. You might be able to write to his GP to this effect, too.
Without proof all you can do is write to your employer and say "Dear CEO, I am writing regarding my concerns about travelling with Snoozy Speeder, and because I'm afraid that you're going to expect me to travel with him again soon. As you know he has sleep apnea and all members of the team are concerned because we've seen him nodding off at the wheel. In our conversation in March you yourself acknowledged that 'Yeah he drives like a bat of hell' and for this reason I do not consider it safe to drive as a passenger when he's driving." Get someone to proofread the letter for you, send it by post, and use a signed for delivery service - if they sack you for refusing to travel with the bloke then this letter is your proof that you told them he was dangerous, and it's your evidence for a wrongful dismissal suit.
> could you possibly point me to any legal documents etc that might back me up if I'm called in for a meeting?
You absolutely don't need any legal documents - it's indisputable that employees shouldn't have to travel as passengers with a dangerous driver. Breaking the speed limit is by definition dangerous. If you're pulled into a meeting you just have to stick with your assertion he drives dangerously and that everyone knows this.
Looks interesting. Play Store link
Move to Myrtle Beach :)
Joking aside. Try GPS Status and toolbox
First of all I would try to download something like this and check if my GPS finds satelites when I'm outside
GPS Status & Toolbox
Try this app and see if it helps or can maybe make some sense of your problem.
GPS Status - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
I always find GPS Status & Toolbox does a better job at calibrating than the pop up in google maps.
OP could try this app to see if GPS signal reception is the issue:
GPS Status will give you your coordinates (and a hell of a lot more). Can't add a note from there though.
GPS Status, pretty much must have for any GPS-aware Android user.
I think so. It's this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Is this the GPS Status you're referring to?
It appears to be the app icon for GPS Status & Toolbox
Try this GPS app:
I have downloaded this and enabled A-GPS which seems to have helped a bit.
This shit right here fixed a lot of issues on my opo
Try using this app to manage your A-GPS state. Del then d/l the x-tra data.
This app, and it's ability to update the AGPS data might help: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
This app, sorry forgot the link lol
Try this Tool https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2 Maybe the agps data is old or defect...
Give GPS Status a go and see if that improves things.
if you still are having GPS problems try GPS status and toolbox: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
Possibly, yeah. China has this weird offset thing that shifts GPS positions.
Have you checked out the GPS Status app? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Try downloading this app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
It updates your GPS data. Works well on my old phone.
DL this and see if it helps https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
Don't know as I'm not a dev or coder, I have no idea how things work.
Would something like that help?
GPS Status (Android) will tell you your speed, Lat, Long, elevation and more.
Install GPS Status & Toolbox and use the calibrate feature in the tools menu.
Cool thanks. Link for the lazy
GPS status. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
GPS Status & Toolbox on Android. Very handy app.
Recalibrate your compass, there are instructions in the settings and check calibration with that app.
Try using GPS Status.
It has a menu for compass calibration that may help.
While you're still on 11S, try: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Worked for me when I was still using it.
This app (GPS status) sorts out your compass and speeds up GPS acquisition. It is not snake oil.
I use this app to get those details, by the way:
Well i use this app GPS
Case is fully plastic, phone has been dropped but nothing outside was damaged...
Is it this one?
Tried this one too, didn't work.
I've used GPS Status & Toolbox before. It can do much more than speed, but it certainly can tell you how fast your moving.
I used https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
There's these others too:
If you don't want to start a game, try GPS Status & Toolbox.
Are you actually going 1100 MPH? What app are you using? Try using GPS Status https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
every modern phone has a compass in it fyi
I you have android phone you could use this app to read the sensor information instead of bringing a level and a triangle
Probably a problem with the number of satellites your phone could reliably 'see.' That'll drive the hdop (horizontal dilution of precision) up and make the trace choppy.
I use this android app, but there's probably something similar for apple.
You could also look up an app to update your AGPS files.
> losing gps signal constantly
GPS bug for Note 8/S8 has been widely reported for sometime now. Some wrote it's comes from a bad update from Samsung. Given that the phone is no longer supported, I doubt it will ever be resolved. Using GPS Status & Toolbox and its proxy when prompted to install is a known workaround.
You can do this on an ordinary smart phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
> Almost all Pixel users strongly recommend a screen protector because the screen seem to attract a lot of scratches.
No clue where you are reading this. Gorilla glass = Gorilla glass. Xperia doesn't have better glass somehow.
> Really? The GPS on this phone has been perfect down here.
Ooh yeah, it is a common problem. It can be masked by the phone using WiFi or cell tower triangulation. However, using an app like GPS Status shows how piss poor the GPS signal is. So for casual Google Maps use it can be no problem. However, tracking with GPS is out of the question.
Not sure what it does to 'fix' the GPS but if it just resets agps data and downloads new data, you can do that with this:
If you mean GPS is still taking a long time to lock and/or position is still not updating periodically it could the bug I mentioned that is affecting Android 9 users. I haven't seen anyone with Android 8 complaining the same but it could be they did not specify so. In some cases, there may be yet further troubleshooting that may help but the quickest workaround is to use GPS Status & Toolbox and install its proxy when prompted.
I don't have the GPS issue, or I don't use it enough to notice, but this has helped with previous phone gps issues.
GPS Status & Toolbox
Found this on another thread here and it seems to have fixed it.
"This app took care of it for me, just be sure to dig into settings and enable when screens off. I also believe there's an add-on of sorts it prompts you to install. Either way, problem solved.
>"This app took care of it for me, just be sure to dig into settings and enable when screens off. I also believe there's an add-on of sorts it prompts you to install. Either way, problem solved.
Install GPS Status and the add-on it will prompt you to install afterwards. Make sure you go into settings and enable "use gps when screen is off" and I also disable picture in picture and the notification bar option so you never even know the app is running in the background doing its thing.
Thanks for the gold!
To save you the back and forth in the interim, GPS Status is a known possible workaround to get GPS working while in AA. Install its proxy app when prompted so that it automatically starts when an app request for GPS. Just be aware if it works for you, it'll also mask the existing issue so remember to disable it when you are testing to see if any future updates will resolve it.
This app took care of it for me, just be sure to dig into settings and enable when screens off. I also believe there's an add-on of sorts it prompts you to install. Either way, problem solved.
I installed this and all is well again..
It started happening after the March's update, and didn't get fixed in the June's update.
According to other posts in this subreddit, currently there are two ways to mitigate the issue, although not to correct it completely: 1) disable/enable the Location service in the top bar every time it freezes/stops; and 2) install this app that keeps the GPS on all the time.
I installed and I'm using that app, that kicks in every time I open a GPS enabled app (Maps, PoGo, Waze) and it prevents the Location service to freeze.
As it was mentioned by someone in this post, I also think this was a sick maneuver from Samsung to force us to ditch a perfectly good and current device and make us replace it with a new one, which I finally gave it to because in my job I need the GPS and this was causing me to lose time and money, so I traded in my Note8 and got a new unlocked S20 5G directly from Samsung.
For reference, these are the issues my Note 8 experienced since the last two updates:
GPS screwed up: every app that requires location isn't properly working.
Yellow tint of hell: under certain conditions, the screen gets a yellow tint.
Slow apps under the Sun: when being outside and the sun hits the phone, some apps get slowed down and the screen dims out.
USB moisture alert: after disconnected from certain chargers or battery packs, it shows the Moisture Detected alert that doesn't go away and doesn't let charging the phone.
These two didn't occur because the updates, but also influenced my decision to ditch my Note 8:
Battery life: battery is so wasted that I have to charge the phone up to three times a day.
Burned in screen: it showed up over 1 year ago, but it's something I was able to live with.
>>> think! GPS haha dude everything is ground based! FLAT EARTH, HOW DO YOU THINK THE SIGNALS TRAVEL?
> You live a lie brother! You seem smart dont let it go to waste. Good luck in your Journey!
Proof that GPS is a satellite based system
"So at this point the FEer will say something like "Hog wash, the phone can easily know where to plot the positions of the fake satellites". But here is the problem for that argument. If one looks at their phone, they can see what satellites are tracked and which ones are not. And if one is standing in an open area, pretty much all SVs will be tracked. Then they can walk up to the side of a building and see that they loose tracking of all satellites blocked by the building. There is just no way for the phone to be able to fake that information. The signals are coming from the location predicted by orbital parameters, and there is no way a balloon can make that kind of trajectory with that kind of speed and exact repeatability of the position in the sky from day to day."
GPS Status & Toolbox - Apps on Google Play
It is an out of reach setting, that apps can touch.
Android (not all versions):
GPS Status (app, aka "agps") > Settings > GPS & Sensors > Sensor Filtering > Weak (my recommendation, weak keeps me in my home bonus zone, medium takes like 3 minutes to recover a gps fix loss)
Godspeed for iOS. Having played enough GPS games, iOS is generally shafted for GPS assistance via community. (my info could be dated, but I don't own anything smart from Apple)
Open Google maps.
Zoom in on the blue dot.
Long press the blue dot.
If you're expecting that you might need it, install "GPS Status" and learn to use it.
I did a factory reset because the notifications in my phone didnt' show up and i couldn't fix it.
But about the eror 11, i already fix it. Looks like the gps in my phone somehow needed to "clean cache", so i used an option of this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl to repair it and then suddenly started working! Weird but now everything is normal.
I would install this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2 , go outside away from trees and buildings somewhere open with WiFi, cell radio, and location on, and see what this app shows. Does it start picking up GPS satellites and eventually show a location?
It may take the phone/GPS status a few minutes to lock on to GPS satellites.
GPS on my unlocked phone works fine BTW.
So you've tried this: https://youtu.be/-Uq7AmSAjt8 ? I literally did this yesterday on both my phones and it brought the compass back to showing true North. Flip the phone on every axis over and over and it should have a similar impact. This is a great app which has a calibrate function also: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2 .
Edit: Just found this too. Similar info: https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/4h2023/tip_how_to_calibrate_your_compass/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
Solution (temporary until we get any update from Samsung)
Download this app Playstore link and open it once before using google maps.
But auto download in the background is a paid feature. Also don't know how well the scheduling works if you have internet (WiFi) available only at certain times.
Try resetting and recalibrating it https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Some OEM headunits have internal GPS, wich may be used by Android Auto to enhance positioning depending on the headunit model or brand.
If it's not the case, then something in your phone is affecting GPS speed or signal. Maybe you changed the case recently? any new app installed recently wich uses location intensively?
Some years ago when I had issues with GPS accuracy on an old Moto G, I used this app to "clear" the GPS data and check GPS signals where I was. Maybe this could help you.
By the way, is this happening with other Android phones when connected to your car?
GPS Status let's you switch between those systems as well as DD
Try this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2 - there are options to refresh GPS data, and calibrate pitch/roll and compass, as well as change the level of filtering, which could help with stability.
The first app I used with the map feature was Network Cell Info Lite, but Netmonster seems more accurate - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.mroczis.netmonster
And try "compass calibration" and then "calibrate pitch and roll"
Yes, you really should be able to get the GPS working again, you're almost guaranteed that it's a software/OS issue like the top post says. The Galaxy S3 had issues with the aerial coming unpeeled, and with older phones than that, GPS was totally shit. But if it worked OK before, as you say, unless you're really unlucky it should be resolvable with some tinkering.
I found GPS Status and tools to be the app that finally sorted crap GPS on my phones. Clearing the cache at boot and all that other good stuff can work, and even wiping the phone isn't too radical a step these days as Google will just stick everything right back on there as it was.
The last thing that I find interferes is stuff like Bluetooth, and even Wifi. I got myself a Galaxy Watch S3 to avoid having to carry my phone, and found that with Bluetooth streaming music, the thing would make massive glitches on GPS. Started taking my phone out as well and found that if the phone wasn't well away from the watch as I ran/rode, the same thing would happen.
So a few things to look at before you start throwing money around, most are a bit short of it at the moment, and even $100 is going to buy you a lot of essentials. Good luck!
This usually happens if your phone cannot get a GPS lock for some reason and relies on the database of WiFi router locations. I think I've read in the news a few years back that Google's recording of WiFi locations was against Germany privacy laws, so maybe your phone sees a WiFi signal, and the closest WiFi hotspot with the same SSID that Google knows of is across the border. (Replace Google with Apple if you are on iOS)
Anyways, you can turn off this feature, so your phone will rely just on GPS. It will probably take much longer for the phone to find itself, but at least it won't be off by 100s of kilometers. I Googled these instructions for Android - https://support.google.com/android/answer/3467281?hl=en (scroll to "Let your phone scan for nearby networks or devices"). I know this is possible on iOS too.
You can also install a GPS app, such as https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en_US. Such an app will tell you whether the phone location is coming from GPS or from other sources.
Install this app, open the menu (3 lines in upper left corner) tap manage a-gps state, then press reset. It might not help but it's better than nothing
if you are above ground, there are a number of gps speedometers you can download for your phone. I've used this one for years and like it, but I'm sure there are other good options https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en_US
Give this a try, not sure if it is the solution but download this app.
Go to "manage a-gps state" then click on reset and then on download.
This was on one of the last of the Nimitzes. It's possible my speed reading was inaccurate but this app (GPS Status) has generally been very accurate for me in the many years I have used it.
It's better to use a separate app. c:geo has links to several utility apps including GPS Status & Toolbox. It doesn't do averaging (and it appears the pro version doesn't either), but Precision GPS Pro does.
I had similar problems on Galaxy S7, albeit not as frequent. Calibrating compass and accelerometer just before taking the photosphere helped. I used GPS Status and Toolbox app for that, but there are many other options.
Thanks. I checked AppStore and Play Store today and noticed that there are a bunch of apps with similar names there. This is the one I used - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gps-status-toolbox/id1198499960 and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en_US. This does not seem to be an issue on iOS though - everybody who replied to my comment were on Android.
I also posted a screenshot of calibration options in GPS Status. Feel free to include any part of it in your awesome doc if you think it'd add clarity.
Verify GPS is enabled. Verify your apps have location data enabled.
At the time of your photo, you must allow time for your phone GPS software to get a good fix on your location.
I use GPS status. When the app is running I can press home button and the app will shrink into a small floating window. I pay attention to the coordinates and the error. I wait for the coordinates to stabilize and the error to get down to 10.6 feet.
You can modify the location Metadata with something like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifeditor
Its not as good as I hoped, but it's the best I've found.
GPS status can calibrate and diagnose compass. Try it out.
If you haven't used it, give GPS status and toolbox a look, this is what I rely on. (link goes to the play store)
When I first got my 2nd Tab S6, I was unable to get a GPS signal until I took it outside with this tool active.
But, I agree the GPS is amazing, makes he wish that the Verizon model came in the 8GB/256 GB variant.
Oppure ti installi questa o una delle altre 100'000 app che forniscono i dati del GPS.
Oppure apri maps e premi a lungo sul tuo puntino. Senza internet le coordinate rimangono visibili sul popup.
I checked the speedo in my last vehicle with GPS on my phone (using this app) and it was closer to 10mph out at these kinds of speeds.
I am in the US, and don't have the game yet, but I've seen a similar issue when taking photospheres in the StreetView app. When you take a photosphere the app shows you a dot that is supposed to be in a fixed position in real world and and when you move your phone to point at the dot the app takes a picture. Sometimes the dot drifts horizontally.
Recalibrating compass and accelerometer always helps with this issue. I use GPS Status app for the calibration, but it can be done with many other apps too. Compass can be calibrated even with Google Maps. Recalibrating compass may be enough for the game - for the photosphere you want to recalibrate accelerometer too.
it tells you everthing you could ever want to know about GPS/location/sensors
today according to link2sd I have been updated https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2 but it's funny since the last update is from 18.11.2018 and I already had it updated, time that did not happen to me, but apparently it happens again
Give GPS Status app a go.. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Download and run https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Touch the hamburger symbol on the top left. If it's now showing, touch anywhere on the screen
Select "Diagnose sensors"
Scroll to "Pressure". 1,000 hPa (hundred Pascal's) equals 1 bar (close to sea level))
Put the phone in a transparent plastic bag and seal it
Apply pressure to the plastic bag and check the sensor data while doing it
Or forget the plastic bag and make a relaxing trip to the mountainside. ��
Or enter a depth divers' decompression chamber and ask someone outside to apply 1.5 bar to it. ��
There's an app called GPS status. It can help you find your location. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Sounds like your phone's GPS is messed up. Get
That's an OS problem I've had on all my devices. You need to install this app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2) and go to a-gps data and reset it.
I've installed this app on all the phones I've owned and never had GPS issues.
Not sure about S7 settings but this makes it easy.
Is this accurate? Essential's website only lists GPS and GLONASS. The EU's "UseGalileo" site (https://www.usegalileo.eu/EN/inner.html#data=smartphone) doesn't list the PH-1 and I didn't see anything in GPS Status, GPS Test or GPSTest.
Same thing happened to me. I'd have to restart my phone just to get a GPS signal and even then it wasn't a guaranteed fix.
I did a little research and had to recalibrate by going to the dialer and hitting * # 0 * # (no spaces). Then going to "Sensor". It'll show if your GPS is calibrated or not.
There should be a little black circle with a line going through half of it and a number.
If the line is red/0, you'll need to calibrate the phone by moving the phone in a figure 8 pattern.
The line should turn blue and the number should be 3 once you've done that.
My phone wouldn't stay calibrated so I just downloaded GPS Status and it works flawlessly now.
Try this app, helps a lot, can help with GPS calibration
Install this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2 and then see if it's picking up any satellites.
If it's not getting any then it could be an issue with the antenna.
In the app settings, set updates daily.
Set it like an app non controlled by device manager and it will stay in background (No battery problems)
This was really a game changer for me
It's called GPS status and toolbox by MobiWIA.
It's this app. Shows a notification whenever another app is using GPS with some stats.
I'm in my fourth V10 over the past 3 years and the GPS has been hit-and-miss. The 2nd one I had was worthless and would hardly lock on right out the box.
Try the app GPS Status to clear the GPS info and re-download. It seems to help often. Well, except for the 2nd version I had
No problems for me on Android P. There may be something obstructing the proximity sensor on your phone. Try cleaning speaker grill of any debris then run a test to make sure the proximity sensor is working. The app GPS Status can test the sensor: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
You can see if this app can help by downloading new AGPS data:
I had exactly the same problem when I used to have an S4. I went through everything. Flashing the modem, changing builds till I happened upon this http://www.instructables.com/id/Galaxy-S4-GPS-repair/ It's basically a bit of foil on the antenna as it's a known problem. I can't guarantee it'll fix yours but it worked for me. I would also recommend checking it with https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
I prefer GPS Status & Toolbox
Z Endomodo nie korzystałem, ale innej apce wymagającej GPS pomogła instalacja i konfiguracja GPS Status & Toolbox.
Like /u/eshemuta alluded to much of the country has cell coverage, and that's easily your best, first choice. Carrying a spare USB power brick in a ziplock will help maintain that. Know how to look up the latitude and longitude on your phone when you do not have data service; an app like GPS Status can do this. You will have much more precision than Park/County 911 dispatchers can by trying to locate your position by tower.
If you do not have cell coverage, ham is a potential option but you have to plan it in advance. What you're looking for are repeaters you can hit in the area, so you'll want to research what's available and write down / pre-program the frequencies and offsets. Terrain obviously affects range, but your standard 5 watt HT probably won't hit more than 2 miles reliably, so plan accordingly. Also repeaters aren't necessarily manned 24/7, so you're relying on chance somebody will hear you. Despite owning the equipment and know how, I often just skip lugging it in favor of a phone + USB power brick.
Cell, ham, SPOT receiver or not, you still should let someone know where you'll be and approximately when. At minimum, that'd be your start location, intended destination and planned route they can relay to rescuers.
> I use an app called GPS test to "clear and update the AGPS. ...but is annoying to do on a regular basis."
This can do it automatically when gps in use. At least a paid version. It's start in the background and helps gps get faster first fix.
It's the phone. The Pixel XL only has GLONASS in addition to GPS, which isn't that great these days. In comparison, the iPhone supports GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO and QZSS - that's basically two additional constellations your iPhone can take advantage of (depending on where you live) for a faster fix and better coverage.
I'd highly recommend getting the app GPS Status and Toolbox and unlocking the premium version and set it to automatically download the AGPS data every 1-6 hours. This will keep your AGPS state updated all the time and help in a faster fix with better satellite visibility. There are various other options within the app you can try out as well for troubleshooting and improving the fix.
Sorry to be Captain Obvious, but can your phone "see" the GPS satellites? Do you get A-GPS?
will tell you how many satellites it can see, and will download A-GPS.
Download an app called GPS Status & Toolbox check the number of satellites you connect to.
I have had this issue occasionally. When it just fails to get a fix immediately, I've found that I need to leave the GPS app alone for a minute (not trying other apps, settings, etc) and it'll correct itself shortly (less than 30 seconds). I'm guessing this is a software glitch.
When I first bought the phone, I had GPS issues where it was wildly inaccurate and giving bad driving instructions. This was solved by downloading GPS Status & Toolbox and using the Calibrate Pitch and Roll tool:
Is the GPS in high precision mode? Not in battery saving mode?
If it is, you can try reset gps at least with this program:
GPS Status & Toolbox
Is it compatible with Galileo(European) and/or BeiDou(Chinese) satellites?
You can test it with this app.
The US Google store doesn't list BeiDou and Galileo, only GPS and Glonass. European Google stores do mention support for all 4 constellations.
I'd recommend trying the app GPS Status & Toolbox to see if your phone is actually getting a GPS lock or if it's just estimating your position. If it's not getting a lock, I'd recommend purging the GPS Assistant Data and letting it try and lock on for a few minutes.
I noticed that it depends on where I'm playing too. For instance my couch has a metal frame which is hefty enough to interfere with the compass and cause drift.
Try moving else where.
The way you calibrate the phone is by opening up any app that uses the compass, I recommend GPS status,
Check out "GPS Status & Toolbox" - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
I had the free version for so long that I just ended up buying it. It has everything you need for sensor and GPS management.
For the controller open the oculus app go to settings on the bottom right tab, tap controller, then tap your controller that's listed, then tap the menu and tap recalibrate
Get a normal android phone with GPS and use this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
GPS Status & Toolbox - Android Apps on Google Play
This app will show all the info you need without needing cellular data.
I highly recommend the app GPS status, it'll help give a lot of insight as to where the gps problems are. Reboot the phone, take it outside (not in the city) and set it down on something non-metallic and watch for a moment. Does it grab any satellites, does it just have weak signal? Try and use the options in the app, it can reset the gps chip way more detail here in myotherisaboson's comment and help you understand the issues, if it's related to the gps itself. If there's an issue with the location provider service (system app) this may not tell you a lot.
I had a few GPS issues. The most annoying was on longer sessions of Google Maps use it would work fine for the first 10 minutes. Then it would cut out with searching for location for about 10 seconds, then come back for 10 seconds. Rinse and repeat constantly until I rebooted the device and it would be fine for about 2 hours.
Here is what worked for me on the stock rom. I installed this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
Then when the GPS would start acting up, I would reset the GPS date or download AGPS data. This would be a temporary work around for the problem.
Here is the good news! It's not hardware related. For about 3 months I was running a Lineage ROM (T-Mobile H918) and it was FLAWLESS the entire time. Hell, the entire phone was super snappy and quick.
I flashed back to a stock rom, and GPS issues came back. I've since flashed a different stock based rom and it's been fine, hopefully it stays that way.
OP, download this and calibrate your compass.
I used Gmaps for the first time today and noticed the voice volume be low and then loud, then low, then loud?
Anyone get this problem?
GPS Status and Toolbox app really helped me. It's awesome.
When you are testing is try this app. I've had it on 4 different phones now for making sure GPS is working. You can use the signal level on the satellites to see if it is getting signal good, bad, or none.
Pretty amazing; I get up to 16 satellites indoors. And the phone acquires lock usually within 2 seconds. Phone specs barely mention that they have gps any more, let alone other systems, only found out when I ran a gps test app.
Maybe try download GPS Toolbox and redownload the A-GPS data? Won't fix a bad gps but it might help get fixes faster.
YOU ARE VOIDING YOUR WARRENTY BY DOING THIS. I do not suggest doing such a silly modification to your phone. Use something like GPS Toolbox instead and download updated GPS information.
This is a horrible idea. You are creating an area for electricity to travel and creating contacts too.
I've had an S6 which never had a problem with this but my S7 nearly always failed. I've just got an S8 and (so far) it's been fine.
What I found with my S7 was that spamming loads of trusted zones around my house didn't work. What did help was switching off my GPS when I got home then re-enabling it. I also installed GPS Status (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2) and paid for the Pro version with some Reward credit. Helped but the feature was never reliable. Drove me bananas and, ultimately, I'm glad to be shot of my S7 purely because of this.
Edit: Having read through some other replies I feel I should mention that I had identical problems on MM and Nougat. I assume my handset's GPS sensor has a fault - although it works fine for navigation so perhaps it's something to do with auto power saving or something like that.
I usually check my speedo with Waze or an app like GPS Status or Speedview and respond accordingly.
I've noticed in the last day or two that the GPS seems to not hold lock - I got this to check and see if it was the app or the GPS receiver - looks like it's the receiver. Don't know if this is something that could be fixed in firmware/software or what...
Any app that shows magnetometer data would do. Most "enthusiast" GPS apps will show it. I have GPS Status which shows pretty much every sensor data on my phone(s). But there's a metric ton of various "magnetometer" apps on pretty much all platforms.
I use an app called GPS Status & Toolbox which has a feature to show gps status in your notification bar. The notification only shows when GPS is in use (rather than any time GPS is enabled) and works when the screen is off. You can just use AutoNotification or something to detect the notification, and as a bonus you can even parse your current speed from the notification text.
I've been writing tasks in tasker all week. Geofences, location setting to high accuracy, report location to sms. GPS definitely isn't great on the mi5 and I think the ROMs needs some source code from xiaomi before they can fix it. It works but sometimes is slow to update.
I suggest using these to get the best out of it:
What app is this?
No advice on GPS unfortunately
Edit found it...
GPS Status does this root-free And gives the signal strength to the satellites.
The notification is not perfectly reliable, but it usually works.
I had a similar problem in my old Nexus 5. Download this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2 (or a similar one) and see whether it can receive information from satellites. If it cannot lock onto 6 or 7 when you're outside without anything blocking you I bet your GPS antenna inside the phone has contact issues.
Once I realized I had that problem I was able to apply some pressure to the back of the phone on the N5 (yay, plastic backs) and get a very nice location lock. You cannot do that on the Pixel.
But if you can realize that this is the problem, you can ask for a replacement. The issue you're suffering from is not a universal one. My location is damn near-perfect on the Pixel even when I'm inside buildings. Driving or just walking about outside (cough Pokemon cough) I never lose location and is very accurate.
If you're on Android, see what the GPS Status app tells you.
Did you just get the phone? When I first got my S7 Edge the gps and compass were off constantly but I downloaded one of the gps repair apps and I haven't had any problem since (early December to now).
GPS Status & Toolbox
I forget which one actually fixed the problem, but I'm sure someone else here or in /r/android knows
I've installed that on every single device I've ever owned. I have the premium version, it's worth every cent but the free version works fine too.
It automatically keeps your ephemeris data updated and is great for diagnostics of all your sensors, not just your GPS
I always open it to test my compass before I use my gear vr to make sure I don't get any drifting.
I like this one:
It might have more features than you want though.
Try opening Google maps and see if your GPS is wandering. If it is try installing GPS Status and reset your A-GPS data. That usually fixes it for most people (you can delete the app after). If that doesn't fix it and google maps is still wandering around then it's likely a HW issue and you'll likely continue to have it till you get a new phone.
Yup here ya go
How built up is the area? How current is your AGPS data? Check the latlong in something like gps status (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2) and check on desktop if it shows your real or mistaken location.
What about "Open app Pocket Casts"? I have to do that for GPS Status - otherwise it opens the Settings page for location.
(Google Now, not assistant though)
Like your neighbors house or blocks away?
just curious. You could use GPS Status
I do (No affiliation, it just works) I'm a driver & sometimes passenger, fwiw
I've had similar issues with my GPS as of late. Mine, however, are the inverse of yours. I have a recent issue in getting the initial position fix.
I downloaded GPS Status &Tool Kit (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en) to see if it was sensor issue. No smoking gun but it appears that my GPS radio receiver is now more sensitive to interference than it was before and requires a near completely unobstructed sky view (i.e. inside a building is a near no-go) to get an accurate fix.
This is a new phenomena for me.
As a side note, one thing that has ALWAYS been a problem is that the compass is essentially useless unless I'm actively driving.
download gps status, there are recalibrating tools in there. Always works on my note 5, been using this tool on every phone I've had for years now https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
I found a post in the Ingress sub that had an app to manage GPS data. Actually fixed this for me. Just selected Manage A-GPS State and then Reset.
Use this tool... With it you can get a new agps data so it could be fixed... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
I've had some amount of general weirdness with location updates fixed by occasionally clearing and resetting a-gps status (install GPS status and toolbox, go to Manage A-GPS state > reset, then Manage A-GPS state > download.
Don't know if that will help but give it a go?
Download GPS apps and mess with calibration and settings. I tried everything possible including talking to tons of Google reps and nothing worked. The day I requested my RMA was the day after messing with this app which I believe to be the reason my phone GPS was fixed.
I've been using an app for years for ingress (android).
See if this works.
I think that's just Android. I've had that with every device I've owned. At least until I downloaded GPS Status & Toolbox
I am having the exact issue you are describing. Google maps works fine.
I just downloaded GPS status and toolkit app and reset and redownloaded the a-gps files and it seemed to work
Do you have high accuracy mode turned on?
Are you getting a clear signal - nothing blocking your view of the sky?
Do you have a good cell signal with data?
Have you tried any of the gps analysis apps, such as https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Otherwise, it could easily be a hardware issue.
Fuck, I just updated today and knew I forgot to check SOMETHING.
Back on my old samsung galaxy, I had an issue with GPS that was only fixed by going back to stock, using GPS Status & Toolbox to update/refresh A-GPS, and then flash my custom rom back on.
I'll let you know if I have any issues with it tomorrow, and if that fixes it for me.
Try clearing your agps data. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2 my phone had the same problem after updating to 5.0 and for a whole year I had no idea what was wrong.
It doesn't. It even overrides your GPS settings in a way eg: cripples GPS Status.
I'd use this app and check to see if you're even locking onto satellites. What I find happens (on any android phone) is that the GPS connection gets worse with time. Once you check your GPS status, and monitor its behavior, you'll know if your antenna is bad or if you just need some new agps data.
After having the game in my phone for a few days, the GPS signal suddenly dropped with the game running and I was unable to get it back to work most of the time. Strangely, the GPS refuses or would take a really long time to lock in to any of the 18 or more satellites my phone could detect, even without the game running or after a reboot. I tried both GPS Status and Toolbox and GPS Essentials, both of them had the same exact result. With my frustration, I decided to quit playing the game and uninstalled it. I haven't used location services ever since.
Could it be that my phone has a crappy GPS chip, or did Pokémon GO really break it? Either way, I'm disappointed because this prevented me from enjoying the game and leveling up as fast as almost everyone else.
My phone is a LG G3 flashed with a non-nightly build of Cyanogenmod 12.1. And I'm not gonna risk flashing a nightly build (already at version 13, which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow) because I have a lot of data stored in my phone.
May not be the answer you're looking for but I suddenly had GPS problems (Galaxy S6 Edge though) was inaccurate and kept losing GPS signal.
I installed GPS Status & Toolbox - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en_GB
In the menu went to "Manage A-GPS state" reset and downloaded new agps data and my GPS is working perfectly now. Might just be me but this app helps my GPS lock on a lot better.
This has a function to update AGPS data, you could try that:
Hmm. Give the GPS Toolbox a try. See if anything looks odd.
Did the tracking app you use show you a map of where you went? The extra distance could come from your position "wobbling" or zig zagging while you walk or run.
>Q: Why is my character in the middle of a huge body of water when I log in?
>A: Your GPS isn't able to locate you. Make sure your Location settings are set to High Accuracy. If it is, turn on WiFi. Even if you're not connected to WiFi your phone will still ping nearby routers to help locate you.
Another trick to use here is to download this app, which helps other apps that need GPS data get more accurate info. I haven't had an issue since (and it lets me keep wifi turned off, saving some grief with my college campus's weird wifi issues).
Nobody can give you an absolute answer, but no, this app makes the GPS in your phone get a lock faster by keeping your AGPS data up to date. This is a normal thing to do.
Another similar app I recommend is GPS Status.
Download GPS Status from:
When I had my LG G2 I used to have this problem, and used this tool to recalibrate it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
GPS toolbox: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Try this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
I haven't used it myself, but Ingress people recommend it for checking and correcting GPS and fixing drift.
Oh then I totally misunderstood you. maybe gps toolbox is more in line with what you want?
Sounds like your GPS is working fine since it's finding your position correctly. It's your compass that isn't working. Incidentally, I have the same issue that half the time my phone's compass is way off. You can use an app like GPS status to see what your compass and GPS are doing. It also allows you to calibrate your compass, but I've found that it still goes wrong.
I highly recommend this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
It will tell you exactly what is going on with the GPS.
also on cyanogenmod download this app and wait for a gps lock and then switch to pokemongo
Not a sticky and always visible (have yet to get pro) but you can just drag a bit and see the speed as a notification
Not necessarily. The turning of the avatar is - like in ingress - based on the compass of your device. This can and does work even without GPS. So I'm assuming you're having a GPS-Issue. Try installing the App "GPS Status and Toolbar" (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2 ) and check what that says.
Check this to app out for gps diagnostics.
Swipe from the left-side > Manage AGPS Data > Reset
You'll need to keep the app installed. It will run in the background when anything requests GPS access (you'll notice it when it appears in the notification view).
hmmm ok. So i used to have this problem on an older phone of mine when playing ingress. You can try downloading a GPS toolkit that will let you recalibrate your GPS. After recalibrating (doing a figure 8 motion), it would find my location no problem. I cant remember the exact app I used though, ill try to find it.
Edit: This was the app
I downloaded this for a different reason months ago after it was recommended by another user. It works great! I don't leave it on all the time, but when I get that error, I open it and it usually fixes the problem within a few seconds.
Try a Tool in the playstore called GPS Status
And Post an screenshot of it please
Try resetting your GPS data and downloading assistance data with GPS Status & Toolbox (pull left side drawer > Manage A-GPS state)
Heres the first one
tweak with there settings till you find the sweet spot, sorry for taking so long
Vai a Play Store e saca o GPS Status a ver se te ajuda: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Try using something like this app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en)
Your AGPS and/or other calibrations might be out of wack. Calibrate your compass/accelerometer if you feel like it but most importantly reset and re-download the AGPS data. You might also just get a bad signal from the sattelites, that could be the case's fault if you use one.
Download the GPS Status App and post what your Fix/Sats and Error(m) are compared to your other devices, and head to the menu and head to Diagnose Sensors and compare it to the other devices.
You should also reset your AGPS cache just in case they're out of date.
I'd recommend giving this app a shot: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
Use the pull-out menu to calibrate everything. If that doesn't fix, unfortunately you could just have bad sensors, which I recently had to RMA my device for. They sent me a refurb, which I cringed about at first, but it works flawlessly and looks like new (after having to wipe the back of the device clean of some weird smears).
Thanks for the tip! I actually contacted Google Support the other day because I'm tired of my bad compass and wonky GPS and they sent a replacement, which will arrive today, so hopefully I can get that feature to work.
EDIT: This app should help with GPS/compass at least a bit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
This. I use GPS Status and Toolbox but /u/TheRipler's point is valid.
You can also install this app on both phones and compare the GPS reception of each phone to one another. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Maybe one of them is broken or has something turned off.
Also, try with this app. Open it, slide from the left side of the screen and tap "Manage A-GPS state" click "reset" and then "Download". Reboot and retry with Here Maps.
Some phones have shitty GPS chips and that could be your problem, also some phones don't use the GLONASS satelites which significantly reduces accuracy compared to combined GPS+GLONASS.
Something like an S4 has a GPS chip that should be good enough to use for ride tracking, but on an older phone like an S2 or budget phone the GPS chip is usually much worse, not seeing as many satelites even if it supports GLONASS and taking longer to get a less accurate fix.
Download an app like GPS Toolbox and see how many satelites you're connecting to, how long it takes to get a fix etc. With a good GPS chip it should be 20+ satellites with a clear horizon, with a crappy one it will be less.
It depends. I know nothing about iDevices (which type of iPad would help others more knowledgeable than me) but I know in android there are various sensitivity settings you can select to improve how the device gets it's GPS fix. Have a look?
I occasionally play on a tethered android tablet that doesn't have a cellular radio in it and my accuracy is within tolerable limits. That said (apart from the obvious no SIM card) I have the same apps installed on my phone as I do on that tablet.
To follow on from that, then, to assist the "AGPS" state of both devices I have this app installed on all of my android devices. Check your app store - is there something with similar functionality?
GPS status & toolbox.
Download that, open and let it sit. If you're not seeing any satellites than something is wrong with your GPS.
I had to calibrate my compass and pitch and roll:
Click on the screen > options > calibrate compass/pitch&roll. Make sure you have an actual compass to check that it aligns properly and get an average value on the pitch&roll.
Even when using an app to use the GPS constantly (like GPS Status & Toolbox that is rock solid on the ground), just the speed of the plane as well as the narrow view of the sky limiting visible satellites makes it almost impossible to get an accurate GPS lock 99% of the time.
I tried recording GPS tracks of my flights between the US and Asia multiple times and the longest I could ever get a consistent lock was when I was sitting net to the window and held my phone up to the window. Even then, I could only get ~15 minutes of lock and it would drop again.
An example of what I am talking about on a recent trip from LA to SF:
I've heard a few complaints about Strava's GPS accuracy and was having some problems myself, but after resetting and recalibrating my GPS using GPS Status & Toolbox, I've found Strava to be fantastic! Just a heads up, in case anyone tries Strava and has problems with the GPS tracking.
This app has a calibrate function https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
Also, grab this as it helps tighten up a GPS fix.
Tap screen to open the menu, run the calibrations
In the snapshot, you're specifying the Get Location source as "Any" rather than "GPS" or "Net". If the phone can get Network location before GPS location, it'll populate %LOCN (and similar variables) rather than %LOC. You can test %LOCTMS and %LOCNTMS (see docs) to see how old the retrieved location is.
The AutoLocation plugin will sorta combine (fuse) the two, if you want higher accuracy.
For GPS (which can work well outside if not in an urban canyon), more precise locations can occur if you have Get Location with Keep Tracking ticked and retrieve it again later, as you can see from SatStat or similar apps.
What model phone do you have? Android version? Make sure it's not in Airplane Mode. Try installing this GPS toolbox and make sure the GPS is active. Under Setting - Location mode, what is selected here?
Try GPS Status , there's a calibrate feature that might help it.
Edit: i guess this isn't really a permanent fix.
Download the GPS Status app and see if it locks onto any satellites.
Since going to Marshmallow my GPS has stopped locking onto any.
Download and install GPS Status & Toolbox, it should automaticall download GPS assistance data on first run - if it doesn't, swipe from the left and select "Manage A-GPS state", then reset and download.
I think this needs to be done every few days to keep your GPS up to date.
I really like the program GPS Status along with great GPS info it has a pitch and roll feature.
Do you have location enabled? In Maps do you have any exception, like avoid highways? If all of these are OK, try GPS tracker like this one to see if phone's GPS actually sees any satellites.
dont have any gps issues on my phone but my last phone had pretty bad gps lock this app helped slightly by downloading A-GPS data
Hey there, can you do me a favor? The engineers here in the office are asking if you would test something out on your device.
Can you download GPS toolbox from this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
After it's installed, can you let me know if your pitch and roll numbers change as your device is rotated while in the app? That would help us out.
How do things look in this app?
Mine has gone from finicky, to unusable, back to pretty good, and is now good most of the time then absolutely terrible.
Using this app helps https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
Reset your aGPS data and accelerometers, this usually will help me out for a while on my N4.
Try this app to see if it helps you get a lock quicker with navigating apps.
You don't need a data connection for GPS. AGPS will attempt to download a file to help predict where the GPS satellites can be found, but this file can be used for seven days. If you're using Android, before you leave, turn on data or WiFi, install https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2 and update the AGPS data (tap, spanner, manage A-GPS state, Download), then start Google Maps and cache a map of the area(s) you'll be visiting (menu, your places, scroll to the bottom, offline areas: view all and manage, download a new offline area). Once that's done, all GPS needs is to be able to receive the GPS satellite signals on their dedicated radio frequencies.
SMS only needs data if you're sending MMS (multimedia) messages (including messages with emoji).
See if that helps at all
I'd recommend GPS Status & Toolbox and GPS Essentials. The first one ties directly into your phone giving you some neat little data tools about your phones GPS signal, barometric pressure, etc. It also has a 'radar' mode, where you can 'tag' locations and find general direction. GPS essentials is some of the first but with some added features, like a camera mode (Good for pointing and 'shooting' a heading) and Topo overlays.
I've used this on a Kyocera Rise, Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. The thing you have GOT to keep in mind with any GPS based application, is that the internal, hardware GPS that utilizes the gyroscope and compass to assist with directional, is not always properly calibrated, and can very easily loose that calibration. I've been there. Many times. And this was just trying to find my car in a mall parking lot that I'd never been to before.
Even sitting here right now, I turn it on, and north is apparently south. Well I know better. Thankfully, the GPS Status does have a calibration tool. Once that's done it'll hold for a while (usually a few days from what I find but it can be weeks between times I actually turn on GPS on the phone).
I'd say for in the city, these will work just fine, but the only thing I'd rely on these tools for out in the thick of it, would be finding your relative longitude and latitude. Buy a compass.
I think this might be what you are looking for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2 . It shows everything you are looking for in real-time plus a few extra things
Sorry, it wasn't clear from your post that it was also occurring on MIUI. Here's a post from a month ago with a CM 12.1 GPS problem here, another user suggested switching to an older build 07/15. An older post here suggests to use GPS Status & Toolbox to reset GPS data.
You can try any other rom, here's a few:
Chroma, Euphoria, LiquidSmooth, MinimalOS, SimpleAOSP, XenonHD
Try resetting your A-GPS data with this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
For Play Store, you can see the devices when you sign in on a laptop and try to install an app.
Install this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
What do you see? You should see in the middle-right a number that's labeled Fix/Sats. That's the number of satellites you have a good connection to. On the left side is Error(m) which is the accuracy, in meters.
The app I use for GPS status has a readout for battery temperature. Google play link for mobile
Once in a blue moon I notice GPS fails to lock (I use high accuracy). Given that data connectivity is working, it seems to be a glitch. I typically then use GPS Status and reset GPS dataand have it redownload all the aGPS information.
As for your issue--device only is typically worse off. Its using GPS only without cellular or network information. That should be slower. The reason phones can lock quickly is because they use cell tower info plus GPS to help out. However if you pre-download aGPS information using GPS Status for example, its pretty decent at locking. I've tried doing GPS locks on a plane (no WiFi) and my OPO can accomplish it in 30 seconds assuming I'm sticking my phone on the window.
I'm in an urban environment, but I can do some testing with an N7 '13 WiFi model with the wifi disabled so that it can't 'guess' based on networks nearby.
I use GPS Status & Toolbox (free, with pro key) available for a neat look at what the tablet's actually doing when it tries to get a GPS fix. While anything is using the GPS, it pops up a notification about how many satellites the tablet has a lock on.
I don't know if this will help, but try this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en&referrer=utm_source%3Dgoogle%26utm_medium%3Dorganic%26utm_term%3Dandroid+app+gps+status&pcampaignid=APPU_1_JDtwVdfNEYykgwT064K4CA. It allows you to clear and download updated GPS a-data.
Edit:sorry, I didn't read the entire post before I responded.
I like that GPS app. I have the pro key for it. Link if anyone is interested
Have you tried downloading GPS Status? Ive used it in the past with phones that had issues getting a gps lock. When you open it the app will download a small bit of data that should help your phone get a lock faster. The app is free and couldn't hurt to give it a try.
Have you tried using an app called GPS Status? I use this app all the time and it never fails to assist in getting me a GPS signal/lock.
GPS in N6 is fantastic. Much better than N5 in terms of getting a lock and keeping it. I honestly can't remember ever losing GPS signal while driving. If it did, it locked back on pretty quickly.
That said, I have 2 N5's in my household. My launch one has no problems with GPS and is what my wife currently uses. I bought a second one that did have issues with frequent "GPS signal lost". I pulled the cover off and added solder to the contacts and no problems ever since.
Also, FasterGPS (in FDroid market) to change the NTP server (requires root) followed by GPS Status & Toolbox to reset and update AGPS data really helps the N5 GPS lock speed.
Edit: added stuff
download gps status toolbox and run the calibration tool. it might work.
I used this one. When you run the app, there's a little wrench icon in the top right corner. Click on that and you can reset the A-GPS from there.
There are several apps in the Play Store that help with GPS calibration (I use GPS Status & Toolbox), you might give one of those a try.
What do you mean by "doesn't work as [well]?" Is it locking? Drifting?
Have you downloaded the gps status app? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2 try to recalibrate
There should be an option in the settings to calibrate GPS. Just follow the instructions.
Is this the app you are referring to?
The GPS Status & Toolbox app has a calibration function. It works pretty well in my experience but it doesn't last forever, you'll have to do it again in a few weeks.
woo, i'm sure it'll work out well for you.
just remove the sim card and carefully pry the back off going towards the bottom of the phone all the way around. I had to use a thumbtack needle to get a crack big enough for my fingernail, then you just unclick the pins one by one like most electronics.
The guy in the video shows one piece of paper to go under each contact but i used 3 just to be make sure it was giving it some leverage.
Once you're finished, i would use an app such as Gps Status & Toolbox to test it. just open up maps with your gps on and it will show a notification including how many satellites you're connected to.
If your gps is still shotty at this point, i'd say it's most likely a problem with the ROM you're running. I've been using the SaberSunset rom lately for the lollipop feel and it's been extremely stable for me.
Hope this helps man, enjoy your navigation :)
Try resetting the A-GPS state with GPS Status.
Little wrench icon on the top toolbar --> Manage A-GPS State --> Reset
Try calibrating your compass using this app.
Right, Jon, certainly phones don't get time from GPS, it comes from the network of the provider. But my guess is that all providers coordinate their time with UCT. One can verify whether their phone's clock matches UCT by downloading an app that gives GPS readings, like GPS Status & Toolbox (free) and comparing that time to the displayed time on the phone. You can get a clock that shows seconds by a little searching in the app stores.
This fixed my gps problems. The app has quick gps fix build in.
If you're on Android, install this and let it run I I the background.
It helps ensure system wide accuracy, and can tell you things like how many satellites you can see.
I installed GPS Status and it seems to help, though I could also be imagining things. The GPS on the Note 4 is garbage.
I use GPS Status PRO. In very happy with it.
GPS Status PRO in Play Store
This solves most of my PoGO GPS issues!
Here's a great thing to try before opening up the phone..I used to be a tech for Sprint the galaxy s2 had a GPS lock problem this was an app that let me clear the GPS cache and see if it was connecting to any GPS satellites at all. This was sometimes much faster than opening the phone and this is definitely an easy indicator if you have something wrong. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2