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Have a GPS location issue? Read this.

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Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Daniel (Google Community Manager) 6/13/12 4:30 PM
Hello all, 

We've received a few reports that you are having issues with GPS on your devices. We'd like to get some more information from you—if you're experiencing these issues, please include the following information in your responses:
  1. phone model and service provider
  2. OS and Google Maps version
  3. brief summary of your issue
  4. step-by-step reproduction steps
Our team values your feedback. 

Thanks, 
Daniel 
Community Manager, Google Maps 
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. enthused91 6/14/12 12:37 PM
1. HTC Rezound, Verizon
2. Android Version 2.3.4 and Google Maps Version 6.8.1
3. Latitude completely sucks, people that I used to be able to always see are now constantly stale and have 'unknown' locations -- all except one friend with an iphone, although another friend with an iphone shows as stale as well -- has been nonoperational for a few weeks, which is very frustrating, and I don't know how to remedy it.

Any information would be greatly appreciated, don't really know how to fix it and it is a major bummer and inconvenience.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. My account is fixed 6/14/12 5:03 PM
Just wanted to post, I guess you guys fixed my account. As I can finally edit changes from PC without having to accept the policy over 9000 times. Pun intended.

Thanks G-team.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. KLMK12 6/15/12 2:39 AM
1. HTC Desire HD on Orange UK
2. Android 2.3.5, Google Maps v6.8.1
3. The navigation feature will not start navigating (with the arrow on the road following my position). Maps works out the routes, displays 'Follow the route' at the top of the screen, but at the bottom of the screen says 'Searching for GPS...' and this stays there. My GPS is turned on, flashing at the top of the screen, and it is working as I tested it with another app and I am not indoors.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. magna.vis 6/20/12 11:00 AM
1) HTC Incredible (not Inc 2), Verizon
2) Android version 2.3.4, Maps version 6.8.1
3) When launching Maps or attempting to navigate, the  phone sits at "Searching for GPS" (or similar, can't remember exact phrase) for some time.
4) Launch Maps or Navagation

Info you may find helpful: My wife and I have the same phone, same versions, and mine never has this issue. She has had 2 of the same phones, and her's has this issue quite frequently. When her phone is "searching" I can launch navigation, enter the destination, and get mine going before her's finds our exact location. Re-launching the app usually doesn't help. restarting the app usually doesn't help. I've reset her phone a few times (for different reasons), and even after a basic setup the issue occurs. Both of her phones have had the issue, and I often tease her about it, saying she breaks her phones, because they both have/had the same issue, across previous versions of Maps and Android alike.

More strange is that my phone is the exact same (not just same model, but same hardware revision, etc) and it's never had the issue. It "finds" our location almost instantly, and drops us straight into turn by turn.

She is set to get a Galaxy S III soon, and if Google wants the old phone, just shoot me an email of where to send it. =)
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Mumzy 6/20/12 11:21 PM
Motorola Razr Maxx, Verizon Wireless
Android Version 2.3.6. System Version 6.12.181.XT912 Verizon.en.US
MAPS Version 6.8.1
 
Navigation (the blue tear-drop icon) shows map and written directions, but no voice navigation and displays "Searching for GPS"
 
After much trial and error, I treated it as a pc preference issue and uninstalled the MAPS updates.  No correction.  So I went further and uninstalled the most recent application I installed before it stopped working.... Skyvi.  After this I powered down, powered on, updated MAPS and everything works fine.
 
I verified this was the problem by reinstalling Skyvi.... same issue, voice navigation stopped and displays "Searching for GPS"
 
Following the same steps, uninstalling MAPS updates (maybe didn't need this step, but did it anyway), uninstall Skyvi, power down, power on, update MAPS and all is well.
 
Reporting to bluetornadosf.com as well - the Skyvi developers (I think)
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Mumzy 6/20/12 11:35 PM
Did you recently install Skyvi??? If yes, uninstall it, power down, power on.  You may have to update Maps again.  It fixed my problem.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Pi_Anto 6/21/12 3:30 AM
1. Motorola Atrix, Tim IT
2. Android 2.3.4, Google Maps 6.8.1
3. GPS not fixing position
4. Opening the application, GPS module tries to fix for like a minute, and when indicator stops blinking (like if he has found my position) i still have an imprecise position (large blue circle).


Thanks for your efforts,
Pietro
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Top.Banana 6/21/12 6:08 AM
My Atrix has exactly the same symptoms. If I unistall all Map updates then it works fine.
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Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. x-googler 6/23/12 4:35 PM
droid x on verizon
my location does not show up any more when i use google to search for a destination and select directions or click on the map. sometimes it will show a message that google can't access my location and to go to ...  I've done everything it told me to do but still no success. problems began with the recent update. 
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Guamaniac 6/24/12 8:40 PM
Daniel,

 

I have a GPS issue that has been ongoing for several months. 


Phone: Motorola Droid 1
Android: 2.2.3
Service provider: IT&E
Google Maps: 6.8.1
Google My Tracks 1.1.16

Problem/Description: I hike regularly and use My Tracks to record the hikes.  I have recorded almost 100 hikes and saved them to Google Maps/Docs.  A few months ago it stopped working (would not lock a location "Waiting for better GPS fix").  Maps also does not have a location fix.  I wiped the My Tracks data, tried uninstalling and reinstalling it.  I installed some other GPS apps (GPS Status and GPS test) to try and troubleshoot the problem to no avail.  I figured it was a problem with the phone hardware. 

Then I travelled to Korea (Jeju) and Indonesia and it worked again  It could get a fix and track my movements when hiking or driving in a car.  So now I think the phone hardware is not the problem.  Then I return home to Guam, and again it doesn't work. 

I tried recording a hike earlier this month.  It would not lock a location, but I pressed record track anyway.  It has sporadic dots all over the ocean south of Hawaii and thinks I hiked 280+ miles in about 2 hrs.  Obviously there is something wrong with the GPS.  I now think this is a problem with the phone software - possibly Maps since others are also having problems.  Incidentally the erroneous track shows up at Long 144W and Guam is 144E, so maybe there is some bad code it the program that is mixing up E and W ???

Now that I read some of these posts, I am going to try and uninstall Maps to see if it helps.  Appreciate any other advise you can offer...

 

Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Silverblue 6/25/12 11:53 AM
Hello!
Two days ago I experienced problems with GPS lock, as I suddenly appeared on my phone screen at Columbia State University, Columbia, TN, though I was near Riga, Latvia. This happened when I opened my Latitude App. This repeated also yesterday. 
  1. phone model and service provider - Samsung Galaxy S2, Latvian Mobile Telephone
  2. OS and Google Maps version - Android 4.0.3, GM version 6.8.1
  3. brief summary of your issue - wrong GPS lock - takes me miles away from my real location
  4. step-by-step reproduction steps - the issue appeared when I used Latitude App with GPS on, Wi-Fi off. It located me back when I refreched a number of times, or connected back to Wi-Fi.
The previously reported issue with friends locations being stale for days seems to have fixed now, but there some other strange behaviors continue to appear - i.e. one of my friend's location (on Android phone) updates immediately when I open my Latitude App, whereas, other friend's locations (on Symbian and Blackberry OS) can stay unupdated for about an hour or even longer. One more thing I noticed - the location to those friends become less precise. For example, some of them now appear in houses across the street (knowing they are at home), whereas this was not an issue previously.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. david-g 6/26/12 6:38 AM
  1. Atrix 4g w/ AT&T
  2. Android 2.3.6, Maps 6.8.1 (I think, it's the June 6th version)
  3. Maps app cannot seem to use GPS correctly.  Position jumps around on map, even when standing still.
  4. With wifi positioning turned off: Open maps and app cannot find position at all.
    With wifi positioning turned on: Open maps and app finds position, but accuracy bubble fluctuates between very large and very small.  Position will jump from place to place frequently.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. baridge 6/27/12 1:07 PM
  1. Droid Incredible 2 with Verizon
  2. Android version 2.3.4 and Google Maps version 6.9.0
  3. List directions work, although sometimes the GPS places me somewhere where I was, for example, the day before.  When I use Navigation, it always and forever says "Follow the Route" at the top, and "Searching for GPS..." at the bottom.  I have used the GPS Navigation with a MapQuest app that I installed, and that works just fine.  I would like to go back to using Google navigation, though. 
  4. step-by-step reproduction steps - I do not know what you mean by this.
I have tried uninstalling updates, the app itself, and clearing data and cache.  Nothing works.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. crisdego 6/28/12 5:29 AM
1 Atrix 4g ita, h3g dk
2 Android version 2.3.4 google maps version 6.9.0
3 seems that Gmaps do not use gps to fix position, only internet info. with or without GPS on it gives the same results. But other apps (like navigation and endomondo) fix perfect the position. Using "gps aids" app seems that the gps works and many satellites are seen and locked.
4 uninstalled the updates (turning back to 5.8 version) seems to fix the problem. so maybe it's not a big problem.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Aaaaadam 6/28/12 7:24 AM
Same everything as david-g
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. fincan 6/28/12 7:44 AM
1. Motorola Atrix, AT&T
2. Android 2.3.6 (official AT&T version but it happens with different kernels/ROMs as well), Google Maps 6.9.0 (actually any Maps version after 6.5.0)

3. GPS not fixing position
4. Opening the application, GPS module tries to fix for like a minute, and when indicator stops blinking (like if he has found my position) i still have an imprecise position (large blue circle). All other apps can see the GPS lock and use the precise location supplied by it, including Google Navigate, Endomondo, GPS Status, Waze, etc.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. M00 Cow 6/28/12 7:56 AM
1.) Moto Atrix 4G -- AT&T
2.)OS - 2.3.6, Maps (started on ) 6.8.1 and still occurs on 6.9.0
3.)When viewing Maps the GPS will not get a lock. When using all other GPS apps and old version of Maps, the GPS works properly
4.)Update Maps to 6.9.0, Open Maps, Try to get a GPS lock while in open terrain (no trees nor clouds) the maps are only accurate to several thousand meters instead of 10 meters or less.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. nekrosoft13 6/28/12 11:29 AM
Same. No reason to repeat. If all maps updates are unistalled stock map works.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. icastel 6/28/12 11:52 AM
Motorola Atrix - AT&T, Android 2.3.4 here. My location jumps around and even when fully stopped, it appears to drift (sideways, forward, etc.) and my arrow behaves erratically.  My accuracy is reported to 100 meters.  I'm at latest version, which is 6.9 as of today. 
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. FJTom 6/28/12 1:11 PM
I am the same as several here.

1. Motorola Atrix, AT&T
2. Android 2.3.6, Build 4.5.141    Google Maps 6.9.0 (any version after 6.5.0)
3. Google Maps not accepting GPS lock, only using tower positioning
4. When Google Maps is opened the GPS icon at the top of the screen shows that it is looking for, and then acquires, a satellite lock, but my position is never pinpointed.  The blue circle appears to be the same diameter as when the GPS is turned off and the phone is only calulating my position by cell signal.  Switching immediately to Google Navigate shows that the GPS lock is indeed available and Navigate works correctly.  GPS Status also shows lock.  If Maps is uninstalled and the phone restarted, the base version of Maps works fine.  Reinstall the current Maps and the issue remains.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. ReedN 6/28/12 3:08 PM
Same as david-g for me as well:
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Atomic22 6/29/12 3:38 PM
For me, it's the exact same description as FJTom wrote on 6-28-12.
 
And I would also like to add that I noticed the map's "my location arrow" would snap to the gps fixed location when I turned wifi on...... even when I was not connected to a wifi network.  I turn wifi off again, and about a minute later, it would return to what appeared to be a cell network fix.
 
Please fix soon, I use this app all the time. 
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Ali_H 6/30/12 4:23 PM
On both Google Maps on a chrome browser and on my android phone, when I search by GPS coordinates I'm getting an error.  For example, I enter "173.2626207, -35.1121175".  On my browser version I get an error message "We could not understand the location 173.2626207, -35.1121175" and on my android phone I get the error message "no results for 173.2626207, -35.1121175" .  Looking at the Google Map Help pages it appears that "Maps" does support searching by coordinates.  That leaves me thinking it's either me or the software.  As I have followed the example from the help screen and substituted the above coordinates, I still get these error messages.  Is there a restriction in the supported ranges of coordinates?   Any answers you can provide would assist me and no doubt the thousands of other people trying to find their way (around New Zealand) using co-ordinates in this range.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. treebles 6/30/12 5:44 PM
Ali_H
You entered the coordinates in the order longitude, latitude, Google Maps requires the coordinates to be entered in the order latitude, longitude.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Strafer84 6/30/12 7:57 PM
1.  Motorola Atrix 4g on ATT
2. android 2.3.6 - Maps 6.9.0
3.  My issue is that at some point Google maps became unable to find my location.  It wont locate me any more than within about 1500 meters(so it says). Position moves around randomly. Wifi positioning seems to help, however it will still not lock on, and will still move around randomly.  The app GPS test shows that I always have 8+ satellites . Google Nav works perfectly and other apps show that my GPS is working.  I have tested it going slowly and driving down an interstate, on cloudy and clear days, inside and outside.
4. This issue does not go away. It is this way every time I start Google maps.

Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. thepostcollective 6/30/12 9:08 PM
Galaxy Nexus Toro
Android 4.1
Maps 6.9.1

Current location starts correct, the within seconds moves to a point directly west of actual current location by @ .2 miles.  Started happening today.

Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. stas_ 6/30/12 11:38 PM
  1. Galaxy Nexus on Verizon
  2. Adroid v4.0.4 and Maps v6.9.0

Open maps app.  Current location (blue dot) is displayed at my correct location.  Within about 30 seconds, current location marker (blue dot) jumps to a point WEST of actual current location by 0.2 miles.  For me this also started happening today!
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. asdrew 7/1/12 10:33 AM
I have this issue with two separate Motorola Atrix's on the ATT network in Jacksonville, FL.

system version is 4.5.141.MB860
Android version is 2.3.6
Maps version is 6.9.0

With both devices there is no GPS fix in maps, only a very poor triangulation fix.
If I happen to be where I can get WiFi, the fix is OK

When I am driving where there is never WiFi, Maps is unusable because it won't even come close to my location.

If I uninstall all Maps updates and go back to version 5.8.0, Maps works perfectly and I get the quick & accurate GPS fixes I used to.

If your tech ppl need an Atrix to experiment with, please let me know!
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. DouglasABaker 7/1/12 4:23 PM
  1. Motorola Atrix - AT&T
  2. OS: Android 2.3.6, System Version 4.5.141.MB860.ATT.en.US, Google Maps: 6.9.0 (#6090014)
  3. Maps is unable to zero in on my location.  It goes from +/- 100 ft to +/- 500 ft, but will not lock on.  Actual location is not within range of indicated accuracy.  Google Maps 5.8.0 is able to accurately identify my location to the meter, as is GPS Status
  4. Launch Maps.  Press "my location" icon.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. MAC.NETWORK 7/2/12 6:35 AM
iPhone 4S
iOS 5.1.1 (9B206)
June 29th around mid afternoon UK my GPS location was out by about 200 metres, made navigation pretty treacherous! Never seen this before and quitting maps didn't help. Corrected itself next day.
July 2nd checked to see how it was and it took 10 mins to locate me at home, even though I was on my wifi - it was accurate however.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. jvprasher 7/2/12 9:10 PM

Samsung Galaxy S plus
android version - 2.3.6 :    Google maps version 6.9.0
my gps pin pointer which shows where i am going and lets me view and track myself on the map is not moving. no matter what i try it still gives me a radius of at least 1000 meters...
my GPS indicater never stabalizes as it keeps blinking on the top of the screen and my GPS is on

Please help me

Jay
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. asten77 7/3/12 8:27 PM
1. Also ATRIX, on AT&T
2. Android 2.3.6, Maps 6.9.0
3. GPS doesnt' work right in Google Maps
4. Takes a really, really, really long time to get a precise fix in maps, but if you check it in other apps, have a very accurate fix.

Thanks!

Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Styx7 7/4/12 11:58 AM
Hello

I am experiencing this issue too since version 6.7
Here are my details :
  1. Motorola Atrix, tested with several service provider : Orange France, Free (other french provider), AT&T
  2. Android 2.3.4 and Google maps 6.9 (also 6.7 had the issue, 6.6 was working)
  3. No location when using GPS only (disabling wireless location or having no data connection)
  4. Can be reproduced anytime :
    1. Do not have data connection OR disable localisation using wireless
    2. Start Maps and hit button to get location
It is interesting to notice that the problem is only with Google Maps, but it is properly working with Google Navigation.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. GalaxyS2_ICS403 7/5/12 8:25 AM


  1. Samsungh Galaxy S II on AT&T
  2. Android ICS 4.0.3, Google Maps 6.7
  3. GPS Navigation not working in 3D view, show approximate position on the map with direction.
  4. Go to Google Maps, enter destination and press the navigation button.
Interestingly, when I uninstall all updates to Google maps, the navigation works perfect.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. skhull2 7/7/12 4:55 AM
1- Motorola Electrify with US Cellular
2- Gingerbread (2.3.5) with Maps 6.7 (uninstalled all updates & now on Maps 5.8 to fix the problem)
3- when using Maps 6.7: with only GPS turned on, it won't find a signal.  with GPS & use WiFi location turned on, my blue location arrow bounces around from what appears to be WiFi location to WiFi location when I'm driving.  When stationary, the arrow "drifts" instead of staying in the same place.  Navigation works fine & only experience this issue when using the "looking down" view.  once I uninstalled 6.7 & started using 5.8, this fixed the problem.
4- use the stock version of Maps (v5.8) & there are no issues.  upgrade to v6.7 & then open Maps & the blue arrow will bounce around randomly or "drift".  I have had this occur on two different Motorola Electrifys.  Other info is available at: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?can=2&start=0&num=100&q=&colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Owner%20Summary%20Stars&groupby=&sort=&id=31250

Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. BillikenHawkeye 7/7/12 11:31 AM
1. Motorola Atrix (MB860) on AT&T Network
2. Android 2.3.6 and Google Maps Version 6.9.0
3. The GPS will not find the location. I was however able to uninstall Version 6.9.0 and use the factory default version of 5.8, and the GPS feature works quickly and perfectly, showing my exact location. 
4. After opening the program and hitting the Find My Location button, it says "Searching for location" and then after several minutes says "Temporarily Unable to find Location." 

Hope you guys can fix this bug. The program is nearly useless for navigation without this feature working properly. I love google maps but it's difficult to use when driving when this feature doesn't work right. I'll stick to the old version or try to find another tool until this starts working again. Thanks. 
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. nicc00 7/7/12 4:40 PM
1. HTC Inspire on ATT
2. Android 2.3.3 Google Maps 6.9.0 #6090014
3. During navigation, the GPS signal is constantly lost. I have to reset it and it's lost again.

Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Terafloppy 7/8/12 11:22 AM
exactly the same here.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Mary_Lou 7/8/12 2:10 PM
I have a Droid RAZR Maxx with Verizon Wireless, 4.0.4 OS, Google Maps version 6.9.0.  Over the last week or so (since the ICS update), I've begun to get "searching for GPS" in the notification bar from time to time.  There is no particular obvious "trigger" for it; sometmes it will come up after I've activated the screen to use the phone, other times it will show up when I'm using the phone for other things. It's pretty random.  In the settings, I have all three GPS locators set to ON - Google, VZW and standalone. 
 
By the way, since the ICS update, the phone's ability to get a signal has gone down the crapper, and markedly so. Granted the signal was never stellar, and I have a looooong history with VZW over their poor signal issues; but when we first got the Razr Maxx phones on 6/16, the 4G signal seemed to be strong and constant - there was a noticeable difference.  Occasionally since the ICS upgrade on 6/30, the phone will bounce between 3G and 4G (staying mostly on 3G), and sometimes the 4G icon at the top of the phone will disappear entirely (yikes!), and the signal bars will go completely grayed out (double yikes!!). 
 
I really hope that someone can get to the root of this problem, and quickly.  I'm getting no help whatsoever from VZW, and really don't know if the problem with GPS/4G/phone bars stems from VZW and their signal, or is something tied into the ICS upgrade.
 
Thanks for reading and if there's any other help I can provide, please sing out,
 
Mary Lou
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Mumzy 7/8/12 7:10 PM
Hey All... I posted quite some time ago and will post again hoping some of you may find relief.  My "Searching For GPS" issue was directly related to the installation of a third party program... in my case, it was SkyVI - a program to emulate Siri on the iPhone.  I uninstalled all Google Map updates, uninstalled SkyVI, rebooted the Razr Maxx, updated Google Maps and my problem was solved.  I tested my work by reinstalling SkyVI - at which time I immediately got the "Searching For GPS" message again.  I uninstalled, rebooted, updated and all has been working fine.
 
Just like a pc, our smart phones are subject to "Preference Conflicts" by our third party software.  Think about when your GPS problem started, think about what you may have recently downloaded, and you may need to play guess and check through uninstallation and updating to solve your problem.  I'd bet at least half of you have a problem caused by a Preference issue.
 
Good Luck! 
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Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Jason_X 7/9/12 7:09 AM

1. Samsung galaxy S2 T989, T-Mobile
2. ICS 4.0 3 official ROM, Google Map version 6.9.0(latest), My Tracks version: 1.1.16
3. It takes My Tracks more than 10 minutes, sometimes half an hour to locate my phone's GPS. Google Map works much better, but still slower than before.

4. Steps to reproduce: just run Google map or My Tracks.

Other programs which use GPS don't have this problem.

When my phone was GB2.3.6, it didn't have this problem.

Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. TehVorteX 7/9/12 5:04 PM
1. Motorola XPRT on Sprint
2. Android 2.2.2. Latest Version of google maps as of 7-9-12. I would post verision number but I was forced to uninstall it to have working maps again. Stock maps version is 5.3.1 which works fine.
3. Latest version of google maps (as of 7-9-12) can't get a gps fix even though other applications can. Says location is temporary unavailable.
4. Simple to reproduce. Update google maps to latest version on a factory reset phone. Reverting back to the original version fixes the issue.

Have had issues with the latest Google maps with two different Motorola XPRT's. Google needs to fix this on their end.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Eric11 7/9/12 5:09 PM
  1. LG-C800G via Bell
  2. Android 2.3.4 and Google Maps 6.9
  3. GPS off by several blocks and in a couple of strange cases even cities; GPS blue arrow indicator jumps around regardless of network settings (wi-fi or 3G); Voice navigator tells me to go the opposite direction or gives inaccurate directions; Voice navigator randomly tells me that I am on a different street; Voice Navigator randomly rerouts even when directions are properly followed; Voice Navigator takes several minutes to find the GPS; random freezes and crashes; freezes sometimes when using "TTC Tracker"; uses more than 50% of the battery
  4. Obtain directions using Google Maps; viewing Google maps; turning on Walking directions with Voice Navigator; Turning on TTC Tracker after turning on Google Maps. 
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. saravananr92 7/9/12 7:25 PM
1.Motorola Atrix (MB860), T Mobile
2.Android 2.3.4, Google Maps 6.9.0
3.Google Maps is not using GPS Location, it only uses location determined by Wifi/Mobile network and this problem is being for more than 6-8 weeks and checked with other Atrix users and they are also having the same problem. It solves only by uninstalling the latest Google Maps version.

Please fix this issue, Motorola Atrix users having this issue for Months.

Thanks,
Saravanan
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Silverblue 7/10/12 3:46 AM
Hi!

I noticed a strange behavior by Latitude again - one of my friends starts to jump between two locations when I do manual refresh on my mobile phone. One time he is about 20 km away from his home (and that is his actual current location), next time after refresh (just reopening Latitude on the phone after about 5-7 minutes) his location jumps back to his home. After some time he returns back to his current location. Why this happens? Has anyone else noticed the same strange behavior by Latitude?    

By the way, this has already happened previously once, after which all friends started to go 'stale'.

Phone model - Galaxy S2
OS - Android 4.0.3
Maps version - 6.9.0
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. HAC82 7/10/12 11:55 AM
1. Verizon Razr
2. Ice Cream Sandwich - Google Maps 6.9
3. My Location - Trouble turning it on and off.  Blue flashing dot instead of an arrow (as in earlier versions) and maps will not rotate their orientation to the drive.  The maps stay in one orientation unless I manually turn the map.  I t is not automatic.  Only option I have is to go back to version 5.12  This all happened just after my phone was updated to Ice Cream Sandwich.
4. Every time I have 6.9, this is what happens.  It does not happen with 5.12
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. dee1981 7/13/12 2:40 PM
1. Droid Bionic/Verizon
2.  Android Version 2.3.4 System Version 5.9.905.xt875.verizon.en.us/ Google Maps Version 6.9.0
3.Phone stuck on "Searching for GPS" for like 3 weeks now
4.HUH
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. rtseng 7/13/12 5:50 PM
same happening on my atrix. the latest version that works fine on atrix is 6.6.0.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Apshep 7/14/12 4:08 PM
Motorola ATRIX MB860
Orange UK
android 2.3.4
Maps 6.9.0 (but problem has been about since at least the last update)
Maps cannot fix position (large blue circle) but can still plot latitude location (eventually)and can locate correctly for navigation.
Also during navigation the track blue arrow vanishes after about 20minsthe and leaves just a feint blue circle. Navigation usually continues without a problem but sometimes the image/map corrupts.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Apshep 7/15/12 3:45 PM
Also the new My Tracks update is unable to locate me via gps yet My Trails ap does Notts have a problem
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. j.l.c. 7/16/12 8:48 AM
1.  Atrix 4g, AT&T
2.  4.5.191 (android 2.3.6), had the same problem on the previous ROM, 6.9 for maps
3.  Around the 6.5 update, GPS went spastic.  It takes forever to get a location, and can only hold lock for about 10 seconds at a time.  In any other map/gps app, I get a location in 5-10 seconds, and it is rock solid.  I removed all updates and went back to the stock version on the phone, then disabled updates, it works as it should on that version (5.8).  I have (more than once) tried removing updates, clearing all cache and info, and updating again.  I get the same GPS issues every time. 
4.  Update to 6.9, and use maps.  Happens every time.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. zzzz4 7/16/12 11:08 AM
Atrix 4g, 4.5.191 (2.3.6) same issue with GPS not useable in Google maps. For me, 6.6.0 is that last version that seems to work properly. When I remove all updates, then force in the 6.6.0 update and turn off automatic updates, it seems to work as expected for that version.

The bug appears to be a wrong GPS accuracy value which causes Maps to ignore the GPS location fix. It is apparently shown as very inaccurate within Google Maps and ignored even when it is spot on based on many satellite locks in other apps that use the same GPS info.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Eric11 7/16/12 12:02 PM
For me the solution was to uninstall all updates until 5.9. This works. Let's hope Google fixes this for 7.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. hzline 7/16/12 1:12 PM
1.  Galaxy Nexus, Verizon
2.  Android 4.0.4, Maps version 6.4.0 (uninstalled update 6.9.0)
3.  Until 6.9.0, I had stellar GPS navigation.  After Maps update 6.9.0, I cannot get a reliable GPS lock.  Nav shows my location off just enough to require constant re-routing, making nav useless.  Also, nav incorrectly positioned an address and tried to navigate me there (the plotted address was about 2 miles off from its actual location).  The update also locks up maps and keyboard.  I had to uninstall updates and revert to version 6.4.0.  Correct address shown after going back to version 6.4.0, yet GPS lock still unreliable.  
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. DavidAmir 7/17/12 11:59 AM
1. Motorola Droid Razr Maxx on VerizonWireless
2. Android 4.0.4 and Google Maps 6.9.0
3. When I try to navigate Google Navigation (the blue arrow) opens maps but never finds a GPS signal.
4. I open up Google Navigation > Type in the address > Google Map comes up with my location but with the messages "Follow the Route" and "Searching for GPS..." on the screen > if I am lucky, Navigation will finally catch up after 5 minutes or so.

Additional Info: My wife has the same phone and OS/Maps version and she is having the same problem.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. joalbrown 7/17/12 3:29 PM
1.  Motorola Atrix 4G / ATT
2.  Android 2.3.6 / Google Maps 6.9.0
3.  GPS is unable to find my location.
4.  If I uninstall the updates and go back to Maps 5.8.0, the GPS works and is able to find my location.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. mentalist 7/18/12 5:10 PM
HTC Sensation Z710a / Telstra Australia

Android 4.0.3 / Maps 6.9.0 (#6090014)

My Tracks - "Waiting for a better GPS signal. Make sure the sky is visible." Maps works fine. I don't get GPS problems with any other apps, such as Endomondo. It has been like this for ages now.

All I do is open my Tracks and it get the aforementioned message. Of course GPS Satellites is is checked in Locations Settings.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. rsekeff 7/19/12 9:26 AM
1. Motorola Atrix,
2. Android 2.3.4, Google Maps 6.8.1
3. GPS not fixing position
4. It tries to find my position, then stops blinking and, when a press to center my location, it gives me the message "Unable to find your location".
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. rsekeff 7/19/12 9:30 AM
For me, it was the solution I've used and it worked well too!
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. javi.b 7/19/12 10:25 AM
  1. phone model and service provider
    • HTC Rezound - Verizon (per Google Maps info:Android:HTC-Vigor-ADR6425LVW)
  2. OS and Google Maps version
    • Version: 6.9.0(#6090014) gmm-android-verizon
  3. brief summary of your issue
    • Maps gets stuck on "Searching for GPS..." forever
  4. step-by-step reproduction steps
    • STEP 1.- Launch maps
    • STEP 2-  Type an address and click search
    • STEP 3 - Click on Directions
    • STEP 4- Click on Navigation 
    • Results - The Navigation pops up and route the course, but gets stuck on "Search for GPS..." and no turn-by-turn voice is heard
    • Expected- After route is calculated, Voice Turn-by-Turn should begin.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. javi.b 7/19/12 10:28 AM
Any update on this?
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. CaGaPeach 7/20/12 11:12 AM
1.  Droid Razr Maxx, Verizon
2.  Android 4.0.4, Maps 6.9.0
3. gps cannot find my location or has me located miles from where I actually am.  In Navigation, it takes GPS 4-7 miles to catch up and then my location is so "off" the directions are not accurate, sometimes thinking I'm on other streets which are blocks over.  There are no longer any upcoming turn warnings on surface streets.  The turn instruction happens when actually at the intersection and it's too late to know whether it's left or right unless looking at the screen.  It's impossible now to follow navigation by voice alone; must watch screen. Not safe.

The voices are still changing in Navigation.

There's nothing to reproduce to get these results.  Turn on location services, open maps and/or navigation.  Happens every time without fail.

Seems to have come on with ICS or that last Maps update.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. HPCRIS 7/20/12 8:52 PM
1.SGS2 T989 Unlocked using AT&T
2.ICS 4.0.3 Google Maps 6.9.0
3.Takes forever to get a fix on my position then when navigation it says searching for gps for a bit then navigates me but ends up freezing when navigating then refreshes after some time
4. When navigating it will freeze for example in a straight line it says 12.8 miles it will freeze then eventually refresh to 9.4 miles left or will say gps signal lost and refresh later
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. pl6400 7/22/12 9:49 PM
Hello, 
1. Motorola Atrix 4g model MB860 / Service provider AT&T
2. Android version 2.3.6 / Google maps version 6.9.0 #6090014 GMM-android-mobile
3. I turn on GPS for the phone and activate Google maps.  I click on the GPS locate symbol however system says my location is not available.  The map will not even grab a cell tower.  Google Navigation grabs the signal immediately and locks in as does my other GPS apps such as Endomondo running.  
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. AnotherHiggins 7/22/12 10:47 PM
  1. Galaxy Nexus on Verizon
  2. Has happened on various ROMs (including stock), both ICS and now JB on 2 different handsets; The last few Maps versions including current 6.9.0
  3. Jumps back and forth between my actual location and the New York, New York Casino in Las Vegas, over 2000 miles away
  4. Open Google Maps, wait a few seconds

Note: This happens near my house and doesn't seem to happen when I turn off WiFi.

Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. lizzybizzy 7/24/12 7:44 AM
Motorola Xoom Verizon android Google maps 6.9.0 cannot search for a destination using latitude and longitude coordinates
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. fhenry1 7/25/12 5:45 AM
1. HTC Evo 4G (WiMax), Sprint
2. Android 4.0.4 (CM9), Google Maps 6.9.0 (#6090014)
3. GPS position on map doesn't stay up to date, GPS doesn't seem to lock-in
4. Step 1: start Google Maps, Step 2: become irritated ;-)
GPS locks quickly and stays updated with "GPS Status" app.
thanks


Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. cindych 7/25/12 6:14 PM
Hi Everyone,

Thank you for submitting your details here. It really helps us look into these issues.

A message for Atrix Motorola users. We're currently working on this issue with Motorola. As soon as I have an update I'll let everyone know. Thank you for your patience.

Cindy
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. javi.b 7/25/12 7:24 PM
Thanks, Cindy!

When can we see a resolution to this issue. This problem is truly affecting my business.  Any assistance you can provide would truly be appreciated.

Thanks
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. nckski 7/25/12 9:00 PM
 
 
  1. DroidBionic - Verizon Wireless
  2. OS - 5.9.905.xt875.verizon.en.US and Google Maps version 6.9.0   (#6090014)
  3. My friends appear stale with location unknown, and do not update.  How do I fix this? I have uninstalled, force stopped, rebooted, even reconfigured my phone to factory reset.
  4. I open Maps and click on the Latitude box on the lower left hand corner.  Friends are stale with location unknown.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Augustojr 7/25/12 10:20 PM
1. s3 on sprint. 
2. ICS and 6.9.0
3. Map/latitude app thinks im in NY, NY Casino in Las Vegas when I'm really in the real NYC 10033. This only happens when I'm on home WIFI (twc). Every other app thinks im in NYC including chrome,yelp,menupages,etc. Laptop and orig galaxy tab 7 running GB have no issues with Map/latitude app. 

This happened on June 23-25 and then again on July 21st-present. 
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. loopdelupo 7/26/12 11:07 AM
Samsung Google Nexus S, Mobilicity Vancouver Canada

Jellybean 4.1.1, Google Maps 6.9.2

Since the JB install that was pushed out yesterday, my location is incorrect, by about 1665 miles, on Wi-fi only ; 3G is fine

Location in Goolge earth, Navigation also wrong--same problem

Auto - reply emails from Google make no mention of how, when the issue will be resolved; no direct response yet.

Information on this issue and its effects, and ETA for remediation, would be appreciated. Thanks
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Rich Young 7/26/12 12:11 PM
Motorola Atrix 4G MB860
Android 2.3.6 Google Maps 6.9
GPS doesn't lock, can be up to 1 mile from actual location
Attempted with:
1. GPS, wireless networks, & WiFi on
2.GPS, WiFi on, wireless networks off
3. GPS, wireless networks on, WiFi off
4. GPS on, wireless networks and WiFi off.

Nothing helped accuracy.

Uninstalled all updates and returned to Maps 5.8.0 and the accuracy is perfect.

Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Rich Young 7/26/12 12:12 PM
Forgot to mention, I'm on AT&T.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. TheChadPGH 7/27/12 5:40 AM
  1. DroidBionic - Verizon Wireless
  2. OS - 5.9.905.xt875.verizon.en.US and Google Maps version 6.9.0   (#6090014)
  3. Can't pinpoint my location.  Best it can do is a 1/2mile radius.  Can't even use it to navigate anymore as it's always searching for my location.  Turning on WiFi does nothing to help.

Is there a resolution for this yet?

Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. mysteray 7/28/12 9:35 AM
G'Day!

1. I got a Samsung Galaxy S Plus, i.e. i19001.
2. Android 2.3.6 Build XXQ1. Google Maps 6.9.0.
3. I cannot get a GPS fix in Google Maps no matter where I am or what I do. Navigon is able to achieve it, though.
4. Just opening Maps and pressing on that icon on the top right of the app. After about 10 secs it says that my location cannot be called upon. (Don't know the exact translation, as I am using a German version).

Hope you can ressolve the issue.

Thanks,

Michael
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. gentian123 7/28/12 11:10 AM
hi, I have been having some frustrating problems with my location. It always requires me to turn on GPS and my location via network never works.
1.Samsung Infuse 4G (SGH-I997) ,Rogers Canada
2.G_maps Version 6.9.0(#6090014) , OS MIUI-207060 IMM76L

Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. rids12345 7/30/12 2:50 AM
phone model :samsung galaxy ace s5830.
service provider : uninor india
os: android 2.3 ginger bread

if i want to add a specific location / landmark to google maps through my phone then how can i do it???
more also if I wish to alter any address then what is the process to do it ( if some of the landmarks are showing wrong address)...? 

please reply urgently...
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. HughBetcha 7/30/12 4:22 AM
Phone model: Samsung Galaxy S3
Android version: 4.0.4
Google maps version: 6.9.0
Provider/carrier: Sprint
 
Issue: Like many others my GPS' ability to track my walks/runs using programs like Endomondo and others has become very buggy, particualrly when the phone is put into sleep mode. I'm getting bizarre tracks if any at all and otherwise useless information from my walks/hikes. The programs won't show walking speed or even record proper distances, when opening the phone from sleep mode the program then seems to somewhat 'wake up' but the walking speeds/distances are still often very inconsistent and wild from minute to minute.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. CRM1963 7/30/12 9:58 AM
Hi Cyndy,
 
I have a HTC Rezound and recently my location starting to not update on my phone and on my computer.  If I refresh it on my phone it will update but not update automatically after that.  Also my friend can't see my location on his phone either.  Chuck
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Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. sdunnin 7/30/12 11:47 AM
I pretty much have the same setup and similar symptoms as you David.

With "Use wireless network" setting on I get a location but not the fluctuation you mention. Sometimes it is reasonably accurate and sometimes not, which I believe is to be expected when using the wireless location service.

If I turn off the wireless network setting and only have the "Use GPS satellites" setting on maps can never seem to locate my position. It seems like it is accessing the GPS (the GPS indicator icon blinks) but after a short time it always displays the message "your current location is temporarily unavailable".

Things I have tried.
  • Uninstalling and reinstalling the Maps updates.
  • Clearing the maps data.
  • Re-calibrating the compass.
  • I think that I have ruled out the GPS hardware in the phone being the problem as I have installed GPS Test along with another app that uses GPS for location and both are able to find GPS signals and determine my location.


On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 8:38:24 AM UTC-5, david-g wrote:
  1. Atrix 4g w/ AT&T
  2. Android 2.3.6, Maps 6.8.1 (I think, it's the June 6th version)
  3. Maps app cannot seem to use GPS correctly.  Position jumps around on map, even when standing still.
  4. With wifi positioning turned off: Open maps and app cannot find position at all.
    With wifi positioning turned on: Open maps and app finds position, but accuracy bubble fluctuates between very large and very small.  Position will jump from place to place frequently.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. zzzz4 7/30/12 5:43 PM
Atrix MB860 AT&T
Android 2.3.6 Google Maps tried every version after 6.6.0; none work properly
GPS location not useable, seems to only use wifi which jumps around miles at a time. If wifi turned off, it will never find location despite all other apps reporting good GPS data.

Reproduce: On any version after 6.6.0, try to get a GPS fix. Reporting location will hop around every few seconds by hundreds or thousands of yards. Turn off wifi, location will never be locked in.

Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. skhull2 7/31/12 2:54 PM
Daniel,
Can you please provide an update on this?  Is there a maps update coming soon that may fix this issue?  Please provide some information so we know that you are listening & this issue is being worked on.

Thanks!
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. theroadi 8/1/12 2:33 PM
1.  Motorola Atrix 4G, AT&T
2.  Android:  2.3.6     Google Maps:  6.9.0
3.  Maps fails to locate my current position using GPS
4.  After upgrade to current version of Maps, when I tap the locate button, I get the message "waiting for location".  Eventually I get the message "Your current location is temporarily unavailable".  Using other mapping apps and GPS apps, my location is correctly found, so the GPS works fine.  Reverting back to Maps version 5.8.0 works great, my location is immediately found.  Each Maps upgrade I have made has gotten worse and worse, with the latest version not locating my position at all.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. CaGaPeach 8/1/12 3:29 PM
I have Razr Maxx but when I did a factory reset I still only get the latgest Maps 6.9.  I've tried uninstalling Maps and reinstalling, but it always goes back to the latest broken version.  How can I go back to the 5.8?
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Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. ace4uneo 8/2/12 12:07 AM
Galaxy nexus with Vodafone Au
Ice cream sandwich 4.0.4
When using the google maps navigation, the map doesnt roatate (Always displayed North-South). Instead the arrow roatates and seems confusing sometimes which way to turn to, especially when you are heading south
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Hans42 8/2/12 8:58 AM
Good Morning Daniel,

I am also having the issue.

1. Motorola Atrix 4G from AT&T build 4.5.141
2. Android 2.3.6 Google Maps Version 6.9.0
3. For past several updates, google maps cannot find my location using GPS. It will use cell towers and wifi networks to find my approximate location with accuracy out to 3km. I rolled back the maps install to version 5.8.0 (the original for my phone) and the problem goes away.
4. To reproduce the problem, I simply open google maps. As long as I have the latest version, my position is only determined by network towers or wifi hotspots.

I would really appreciate a fix. Using the old version works but I loose access to new features and am open to any security issues addressed by newer versions.

Thanks,

Hans
Have a GPS location issue? Read this. JJAC2843 8/3/12 5:30 PM
RAZR MAXX. OS and all apps are up to date. Before the OS update, I was using the blue chevron app with maps and voice, connecting via the MOTO Dock. Now navigation does not work and I see a continuing message "searching for GPS" and get no navigation guidance. The message does not go away. Since I am in the LA area and had no previous problems finding GPS I don't see how to approach this. I thought it was interference from VZ Navigator, so I removed that and disabled its engine. I have also cleared cache where it made sense. No help. Still have the problem. Leaving next week on cross country and planned to rely on Nav, so please fix! The map and the directions list look OK and my location looks accurate. Only Nav does not work and reports GPS not found (that is, continually searches without finding).
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. petermoralesjr 8/6/12 3:28 PM
1) DROID Incredible 2 (ADR6350) Verizon Wireless
2) Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) Maps 6.9.0
3) GPS Signal is always searching but never finding.
4) Open the Maps app, type in my destination, Get a huge blue circle around a blue arrow. Then I get a message to Follow Route and Searching for GPS. The Blue Arrow is off but close to where I'm actually at versus when it used to have it pin pointed and there are no narrarated turn by turn directions. It's basically just a map now.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. LnWolf 8/6/12 7:08 PM
Phone Model: Motorola Droid Bionic
OS: Android 4.0.4, Google Maps 6.9.0
Issues - The newer versions of Google Maps Navigation constantly re-routes me on tiny loops through sidestreets;  I have been directed to take an offramp on the interstate, then loop back around and get back on in an endless circle. The turn-by-turn directions are late, sometimes so late that I'm in danger of missing a turn.  The voice now mispronounces or abbreviates streets incorrectly (e.g., actually saying ""N" Adams Ave" instead of "North Adams Avenue").

This is gigantic step backwards from the near-perfect version I had when running Gingerbread (2.3.4) on my phone.  One of my biggest reasons for choosing Android hands-down over competing phones with other operating systems was the navigation, and now the app is about 25% effective as previous versions.  So much is better since I went to Android 4.x that I can't believe how much worse the Maps/Navigation app is.

My request; go back to your old versions of Maps/Navigation, and build from those.  I don't know if it's GPS accuracy that is the issue, or something else, but the ball was dropped badly with this feature.
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Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. AlexNC 8/7/12 7:33 AM

  1. DROID RAZR MAXX
  2. ICS 4.0.4 / Maps Version 6.9.0 (#6090014)
  3. My GPS will not lock on to my location.
  4. Any time I use Google Navigation, I get a message at the bottom, "Searching for GPS..." While the app finds the path to the destination, it will not follow the route in real time. Sometimes it will eventually lock on, but most times it will not. This was not an issue before upgrading to ICS 4.0. With Gingerbread, it would lock on immediately. 
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. zzzz4 8/7/12 7:46 AM
I implemented the solution for this described in these links last night, basically fixing the missing location accuracy data, and now Atrix GPS works as expected in the latest Maps updates.

http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=31250


http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?s=dfb5ed4365d5b10ba24fab940ac49ef3&p=21586204#post21586204


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Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. attitude2fly 8/7/12 11:33 AM
1) Samsung Galaxy S2
2) Android Version 4.0.3
3) Maps version 6.9
4) Issues below -
Not sure if its the ICS or the google maps version 6.9 that has issues on my galaxy s2. 1) It takes time to find the GPS...it keeps running for minutes before it finds the location 2) The turn by turn direction misbehaves. If I need to take a left turn and I am waiting for the signal to turn green, it kept rerouting me. 3) Routing issues, once it tried rerouting me 10 times in a loop in 1 min before i had to kill it and i was on the route all the time. 4) Routing frozen. It got stuck on a particular turn and took few seconds before it came back to senses. It has happened twice with me. 5) The new voices 2 female and 1 male is annoying sometimes. Usually I have noticed that 2 miles ahead of exit its a female, then 1 mile ahead is female and then for rest its male. The second female voice sounds like a person with broken voice. All these issues started with ICS and google maps upgrade. None existed before. I tried uninstalling updates but i got a message that maps crashed. so i reinstalled but this time directly with 6.9 version and still same issues. 
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Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. droiduser222 8/8/12 8:09 AM
Giving this a whirl.

  1. Droid Razr Maxx
  2. Android 4.04 (6.16.211.XT912)
  3. I cannot lock onto GPS (Maps, several other GPS apps, Navigation).  The compass does not seem to work (XYZ fields are off, no arrow in Maps).
  4. Used GPS status to clear the GPS cache.  Did a soft reset and wiped the cache partition.  Pulled hair out.

Nothing really seems to work.  Looks like a lot of users are having the same problem so thank you for looking into this!


Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. twentyonecounter 8/8/12 3:17 PM
Hello-

1) Motorola Droid 3, Verizon
2) Android 2.3.4, Google Maps 6.9.0
3) Navigation: In last couple of weeks, GPS has taken a much longer time to engage.  Previously, when I would begin navigation, GPS would be found (nearly) immediately.  Now it takes anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes (not exaggerating).  I have also encountered this delay when using Endomondo.
4) search for address, locate on map, select navigation.

Thanks.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. DC_SnDvl 8/8/12 4:12 PM
I have had a problem with long delays in searching for satellite since my phone was upgraded to ICS. I did not have the problem while the phone was running GB.

Moto RAZR MAXX, VZW
OS 4.04 build 6.7.2-180_DHD-16_M4-31
Maps 6.9.0 currently but had problems with last version also 
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. SomeAsianGuy 8/9/12 1:28 AM
1. Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket with AT&T
2. 4.0.4 OS, Google Maps 6.9.0
3. Navigation says "searching for GPS" all of the time. My location in Maps, jumps around constantly or doesn't locate at all.
4. By opening either app or going to navigation from maps. All 3 check boxes are checked under the Location Services option in Settings.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. strangepork 8/9/12 8:03 AM
1. Motorola Droid 3
2. 4.0.4 OS, Google Maps 6.9.0
3. Maps and Navigation can't get GPS lock, both use WiFi positioning.
4. All 3 check boxes are checked under the Location Services option in Settings.

Reverting to 6.0.0 did not help. :(
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. fhenry1 8/9/12 8:15 AM
Hi Again,
I noticed that under "Location Services", under "GPS Source", the option for "Use Internal GPS" was *not* selected - Once I selected it, Google Maps began to work as before!!
thanks

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Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. islelshocky777 8/9/12 1:24 PM
Motorola DROID Bioinic on Verizon
Android 2.3.4
Google Maps for Android 6.9.0

Does not establish a GPS signal. Started happening a month or so ago.
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. felcerreia 8/10/12 11:03 AM
1 - MB860 VIVBR (Atrix) - Tim
2 - Android 2.3.6 - Maps 6.9.0
3 - GPS lock my position but google maps just ignore and show a position with 100m+ radius (without wifi)
4 - Activate GPS, open google maps, wait to gps lock your position and then nothing...
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. red6288 8/10/12 9:56 PM
droid 4 on Verizon
Android 2.3.6 maps version 6.9.0
MyTracks is not able to hold gps lock, GPS very slow to lock on using maps/navigation.
Using Google MyTracks or Maps
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Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. pwdrski 8/12/12 2:56 PM
Phone- Driod 3
Service provider- Verizon
Maps version- Google maps 2012, version 6.9.0, #6090014-gmm-andriod motorola
OS- Google
Installed apps, Runkeeper, Speedlimit HUD, Google navigation,Compass deluxe, GPS essentials.
Problem cannot GPS fix, GPS does not work.
What's the solution?
 
Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. ThisIsTom 8/12/12 11:39 PM
  • phone model and service provider: Galaxy S 4g, T-Mobile
  • OS and Google Maps version: Gingerbread, Maps 6.9.0
  • brief summary of your issue: My wife & I have matching (identical) phones. Today, while we both sat at home (with our phones) in San Diego, Latitude had us jumping around the nation (literally). Our location histories for the afternoon are quite entertaining... Travelling hundreds of miles in a moment, only to return cross-country an hour later.
  • step-by-step reproduction steps: Managed to get screen shots while this was all taking place. Posted those, along with all the details over on Google+ at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111567375896971164367/posts/SEYtGxMYMBL
  • Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. mike34 8/14/12 7:32 AM
    1. Atrix 4g on AT&T
    2. Android 2.3.6 (4.1.141.MB860.ATT.en.US), Google Maps 6.9.0 (#6090014)
    3. location on GPS maps is inaccurate with large radius even when other apps seems to show accurate location (Waze, etc.)
    4. Open Google Maps and hit the 'current location' icon. GPS radio is on. Sometimes accurate in areas with wifi signals. The Google maps location is inaccurate even when GPSTest (opened after Google Maps) shows 8-10 satellites actively being tracked.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. RebithJeremy 8/14/12 9:24 AM
    1. Droid 3 on Verizon Wireless
    2. 2.3.4 (5.7.9.906.XT862.verizon.en.US)  Maps version 6.9.0
    3. Navigation gets stuck at "Searching for GPS." It looks like my location is fairly accurate, and functions with other GPS apps. This has been occurring for seems like a few weeks.
    4. Click navigation, then take 10 minutes or more to begin turn-by-turn directions off the "Searching for GPS."
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Zizzy 8/14/12 5:34 PM
    Droid Bionic
    System Version 5.9.905
    Maps Version 6.9.0

    This GPS problem has rendered my device useless for maps and navigation.

    The few times I get a lock, e.g. with GPS Essentials, when I go to Maps or Navigation, it starts searching for a lock again.

    The only time I can get a lock is sometimes I after I kill the Maps task. Then I'm good till I exit Navigation or stopping using GPS apps for awhile.

    Even after I uninstalled the Maps updates, I still couldn't get a GPS lock in a satisfactory amount of time.

    This needs to be fixed ASAP. I've just moved to a new city and state, and this problem is driving me nuts. Literally.
    (unknown) 8/15/12 1:08 PM <This message has been deleted.>
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. gotmikhail 8/15/12 1:10 PM
    1. Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, Verizon
    2. Android 4.0.4, Maps 6.9.0
    3. Navigation takes minutes (5-10+) to lock on to GPS (Searching for GPS...).  Before the update to 4.0.4 from 2.3, there was not a problem with this delay.  There have also been times when the phone reads "Location set by GPS", whereas Navigation still displays "Searching for GPS".  At that point, you have to exit Navigation via the menu and start it up again.
    4. Enter navigation, enter a destination
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. mbze430 8/15/12 6:19 PM
    1. Samsung AT&T Galaxy S3 UCLEM firmware
    2. Android 4.0.4 Map/Navigation 6.9.0
    3. For some reason I do get Turn-By-Turn voice, but it's ALWAYS the same instruction no matter what
    4. None I can reproduce.  But it *might* be when I missed a turn or fail to follow the instruction it gets stuck at that point
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. animosterity 8/15/12 9:44 PM
    I was having this same issue until I toggled on the Bluetooth in addition to GPS and it found me in seconds. See if this works for you as well.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. sdunnin 8/16/12 6:02 AM
    Tried this with my AT&T Atrix and unfortunately it did not help.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. sdunnin 8/16/12 6:31 AM
    Just installed the latest Maps (6.10.0) update from Play and it seems to have fixed the issue, at least for me. If I turn off Use Wireless Networks leaving only GPS on and open maps it now finds my location!
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. CaGaPeach 8/16/12 8:46 AM
    Maps 6.10 still does not locate me correctly.  Has me located somewhere from a half to a mile in the middle of a canyon. GPS does connect faster in Navigation but had no voice.  Google Earth pinpoints me perfectly. This is so frustrating. I thought Google would figure this out and correct everything in the update. 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. rsekeff 8/16/12 8:57 AM
    Hello,

    How long must we have to wait for Google to fix and update his own bug? It's frustrating having an obsolete maps version because Google can't fix his own bug!

    Still waiting for an answer!

    Regards
    Ricardo
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. mike34 8/16/12 9:01 AM
    The fix described here seemed to have fixed my GPS problems on my AT&T Atrix 4G phone. In short, it requires you to replace a system library file with an older version. I do not recommend doing this unless you know what you are doing (your phone has to be rooted).
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. J.Romero 8/16/12 9:27 AM
    1). Galaxy S 2 Skyrocket (AT&T)
    2). Android 4.04 (Ice Cream)---Google maps (6.10.0)
    3). I received a text message from AT&T stating that i could upgrade my phones OS to 4.04 via KIES AIR. Before i did this my Google maps and navigator worked great. After the phone was flashed and upgraded to the new OS (4.04) i noticed that my Navigator no longer works. It can pinpoint me on the map but anytime i need directions, Navigator gets stuck on "Searching for GPS". I have cleared everything and even master reset my phone but still no luck.

    Please help with this problem. I love the product but cant use it.

    4) Anytime I launch navigator  
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. md1956 8/16/12 9:44 AM
    Motorola XPRT, Sprint
    android platform 2.2.2
    1) maps will not show my location unless my wi fi is enabled (this used to not be the case)
    2) maps freezes my phone, this has happened with both the old version of maps and the most updated version (updated today)

    all i have to do to reproduce is turn on the maps program, happens every time

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. attitude2fly 8/16/12 11:38 AM
    6.10.0 did solve the "searching for gps" issue..but the routing misbehaved.
    I navigated from home to office and as per one of the instructions, i was supposed to take a left turn at a signal. While waiting for the signal to turn green, the navigation started re-routing me. when i finally made the turn it then re-routed back to original route.....looks like some issues are left to be fixed.
    I am still on android 4.0.3.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. hunter97080 8/16/12 9:05 PM
    1. lg optimus q straight talk
    2. gingerbread,new google maps update as of 8/16/12
    3. woke up this morning and saw a update for google maps downloaded it and no matter what app i use my gps location cannot be found EVER. worked perfectly before turn by turn, navigation, facebook, instagram and even in buildings gps worked PERFECTLY BEFOREHAND. now this update ruined all of that im very dissapointed cant get anything to find my location. downloaded gps status after several reboots to see if it could find satellites which it did. meaning that there is a problem inheirent in the ANDROID software update. so i uninstalled the updates, uninstalled the gps status app as well for good measure and tried several reboots still nothing. The only thing that changed from yesterday to today was google software and i am very agitated in the fact their own software is pushing their own customers away.
    4. step-by-step reproduction steps. every SINGLE time i use google maps all i get is sorry you current location is temporarily unavailable used for work everyday, if i cant get this resolved soon ill be forced to purchase the competition because of my work needs.....which is aggravating because i seriously disagree with their business ethics
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. akrep 8/17/12 4:28 AM
    On Motorola ATRIX inaccuracy problem;

  • phone model and service provider:Motorola ATRIX MB860, TURKCELL
  • OS and Google Maps version : OS-2.3.4 & Maps 5.8.0
  • brief summary of your issue: Actually I have solved the GPS inaccuracy problem by uninstalling all the updates of Google Maps to original problem. There is very big problem of inaccuracy on each update from this verson (that includes 6.10 also)
  • step-by-step reproduction steps: Now it works fine and shows correct position

  • So, I wonder when this problem will be solved?
    regards
    Oguz
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Zizzy 8/17/12 5:31 AM
    The latest maps update didn't fix anything for me. The phone still takes FOREVER to get a GPS lock (if it ever happens).

    Open up Maps, and wait, and wait ...

    Open up GPS Status, and wait and wait and wait ...

    It's annoying when my Bionic can see 10+ satellites and can't get a lock.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. CaGaPeach 8/17/12 8:33 AM
    Razr Maxx, ICS, Maps 6.10 - the 6.10 update did nothing to fix my problems. 

    The only improvement I've seen in months is that a couple weeks ago BEFORE the last 6.10 update, the upcoming turn warnings started working again and the ugly voice only checks in occasionally now.  I get 1/4 mile warnings about turning left or right and the name of the road. 

    Navigation GPS still takes miles to connect. 

    The worst problem is that Navigation has no idea how to get somewhere.  It does not recognize roads and routes that it once knew.  When I am on surface roads, Navigation continually wants me to do U turns and get on the freeway.  Most times Navigation is extremely limited in routes and tries to send me miles out of the way, re-entering the road I was on from the other end.  I can be on the correct road and only 200 yards from my destination and Navigation does not realize it, sending me in a wide circle to come in from the other direction.

    We were traveling back east 2 weeks ago and I could not depend on Navigation at all.  Google, please go back to the old maps and navigation...
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. NickHW 8/18/12 3:19 AM
    1. HTC Sensation (UK version but SIM lock free); on AirTel India.
    2. Android 4.0.3, HTC Sense 3.6 (official updates), Google Map 6.10.0
    3. Entire phone crashes.
    3. I open the map application; GPS locates me; then GPS lock gets bad (seems to fall back to cell-based location); within about 60 seconds the phone crashes entirely and restarts.

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. felcerreia 8/18/12 7:35 AM
    Rooted my phone and changed the libnmea.so, now is everything fine
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. d.samaddar 8/18/12 1:32 PM
    1. Nexus 7 on home wifi
    2. Android v4.1.1, Maps v6.10.0
    3. Google Maps places the device in the library of Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington near Seattle. But it's about 1500 miles away in Phoenix, Arizona.
    4. There is only one step: Start Google Maps app, wait for blue dot to show up in Lynnwood, WA.

    1. Tmobile G2 by HTC running Android 2.3.4 (on Tmobile)
    2. Android v2.3.4, Maps v6.10.0
    3. Google Maps places the device in the library of Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington near Seattle. But it's about 1500 miles away in Phoenix, Arizona. 
    4. There is only one step: Start Google Maps app, wait for blue dot to show up in Lynnwood, WA.

    I know for sure the G2 didn't have this problem before the latest Maps update. Nexus7 I have nothing to compare with. Are you guys working on teleportation? I know Google works with cutting edge technology. :))
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Haspelknecht 8/19/12 2:44 AM
    1. HTC Wildfire / Vodafone Germany
    2. Froyo and Maps 6.9 - but the problem is since 2 years...
    3. Sometimes the Navigation looses contact with the GPS during Navigation - can happen after 5 Minutes, can happen after two hours. No connection reestablishment possible,
       Only way to fix it is to terminate Navigation process and restart. Then immediately correct position.
    4. Just navigate and wait.....

    Seems, that the communication protocol implementation with  the GPS module is not robust enough against disturbances.

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. emichaelj 8/20/12 5:30 AM
    Same Issue.
    1. Nexus 7 tablet
    2. Time Warner cable modem
    3. Jelly Bean
    4. Maps 6.10.0
    I am in Ohio, Maps places me in Germany.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. syxxty 8/20/12 7:36 AM
    1. Motorola Atrix 4G by AT&T
    2. Android 2.3.4 (4.5.91),
    3. Google maps does not lock fine location position (GPS enabled and other apps lock just fine).  All Maps verions 6.7-6.10 so far have this issue
    4. Enable GPS, Open Google Maps, click the locator button and wait for GPS to Lock.  Toggling wifi/bluetooth does not make a difference.

    I have rolled back to maps version 6.6 in order to continue use.  A fix is already available for replacing libnmea.so ... please roll this fix into latest release.

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. jeepxj33 8/20/12 7:45 PM
    galaxy nexus on vzw 
    android 4.1.1
    No matter what maps version i have it put me in texas when i am on my home wifi. if i shut off my wifi and wait i go back to my current location. and google earth works fine.
    and the strange part is when i put me in texas it still show im checked into my ny address.

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Apshep 8/21/12 2:07 PM
    Update to 6.10 solved my ATRIX MB860 but now my wifes HTC sensation XE (retail) completely crashes and reboots after launching navigation (it was fine before the recent update!!!).
    This is EXTREMELY annoying as the navigation is used in a daily basis and now cannot be used.
    Android 4.0.3
    HTC sense 3.6
    Maps 6.10.0
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. sisterdog 8/22/12 5:58 PM
    I'm in Texas, but maps was showing Carson city NV. Seems to have resolved overnight, but location in Google search is still NV. Toshiba Thrive tablet, android 3.2, Maps 6.10. Almost factory reset, til I saw similar probs posted. Glad I didn't. Any fix in the works?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. SanjP 8/22/12 7:13 PM
    1. Rezound on Verizon
    2. ICS, maps 6.10.0
    3. Phone will reboot when trying to use Maps or Navigation and my bluetooth gets disabled
    4. Turn on GPS and open Maps.  It will open and the phone will reboot in a few seconds.

    I did find a remedy (sort of) online, uninstall the updates to Maps, then after a reboot, you can enable bluetooth and use Maps and Navigation.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. RRGordon0707 8/23/12 6:37 AM
    1.  Droid Bionic - Verizon Wireless
    2.  Android version 2.3.4
    3.  Google Maps Navigation stopped working on my Android Droid Bionic (Verizon Wireless) 3 weeks ago.  The application states that it is "Searching for GPS...", though it never finds it, even after waiting several hours and traveling several hundred miles.  Prior to 3 weeks ago, Google Maps Navigation functioned fine on my phone for almost a year after I bought it.
    In addition, Verizon Wireless and Motorola could not find a solution to the problem, so they sent me a replacement Bionic.  Google Maps Navigation still does not function on my new device.
    4.  Try to use Navigation anytime, anywhere.  It won't work.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. acme401 8/23/12 6:49 AM
    HTC Rezound ADR6425LVW VERIZON
    Android 4.0.3 Maps 6.10
    Opening Maps and or Navigation makes phone reboot
    I open up Maps or Navigation and after 30 seconds the phone reboots.  Sometimes takes longer sometimes is instantaneous.


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. LucaSantarella 8/23/12 7:16 AM
    1. Motorola Atrix 4G
    2. Android Gingerbread 2.3.6 with Motoblur
    3. Google Maps, and any other maps application or anything that uses GPS, reports incorrect location. It says that I am in Cisco, TX when in reality I am in New Jersey. I am not rooted, no unlocked bootloader, and no roms. I have never been to Texas so its not old data that is conflicting. I have factory/data reset and even tried to RSD  it back to stock. Nothing has made a difference.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. tmirus 8/23/12 3:05 PM
    1. LG Lucid, Verizon
    2. Android 2.3.6, Google  Maps 6.10.0
    3. For the past couple of months, finding the GPS location has taken much longer and sometimes doesn't happen at all. When it does happen, it takes between 5 and 30 minutes, sometimes longer!
    4. I have all of the GPS options turned on. Load up Navigation, enter a location I  want to go to, and I get a map and directions from my general area but no step by step voice directions. It is continually searching for the route.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Daniel O. 8/24/12 6:55 AM
    1. Samsung GT-I5700 Galaxy Spica, Simyo ES
    2. Android OS: 2.3.7 and Google Maps: 6.10.0 (#6100020) gmm-android-google
    3. GPS not fixing position although other apps do. 
    4. Opening the application, and wait to GPS icon to stop blinking. The precision of the position it's to low to be GPS (more like WiFi positioning)
    This behavior occurs in later versions of Google Maps 6.5.0.
    Also, I think the problem it may be that the GPS library is reporting a perfect precission (0 meters) always when the GPS is fixed. Or more likely is a malfunction of the GPS prpiertary software module.

    Thanks for your attention.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. rsekeff 8/24/12 7:30 AM
    I just updated my Atrix 4G retail version / Gingerbread do Maps 6.10 and both navigation and maps works perfectly. I've tested with GPS navigation only and with AGPS and they worked correctly!
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. RBW_45 8/24/12 12:17 PM
    Resets whenever I bring up Maps or Latitude

    HTC Sensation, T-Mobile
    Android 4.0.3 Maps 6.10.0

    The phone resets whenever I bring up Maps or Latitude

    Tap on Latitude
    Check In to a location
    Wait a few seconds
    RESET / "Tell HTC"


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. B Rip 8/24/12 2:13 PM
    My previously reported issue has been fixed for a week since upgrading my Droid 4 to Verizon's latest Android 4.0.4 with Google Maps 6.10.0.

    My issue was:
    1. Droid 4 Verizon
    2. Android 2.3.6, Google Maps 6.9.0
    3. Two issues since the last Google Maps update:  1) If I click to use Google Navigation for a location within Google Maps before the GPS has a lock, Google Navigation will never progress past "Searching for GPS" even after a lock's been attained.  2) Cold GPS locks take much longer in Google Maps.
    4. above.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. EdC43 8/25/12 10:10 AM
    Hope this helps:

    1. Motorola Atrix 4G on AT&T
    2. OS 2.3.6 and Google Maps version 6.10.0
    3. GPS is active but does not get a solid fix in Google Maps (large blue circle around my location) and does not show me in my current position.  This is typcally seen when I am driving (and need my location the most).  Funny thing is if I go to google navigator everything is fine.
    4. get in the car and drive, launch google maps.  not much else needs to be done.

    I have had this issue on two different Atrix 4G phones and the problem has been on-going for a couple of google maps revisions.  Sorry I don't have specifics on when it started, I only just found this forum.  I hope you guys are still looking at these posts.  Let me know if I can help.


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. emichaelj 8/27/12 7:19 AM
    Puts me at some museum in Lucerne Switzerland. I'm in Dayton Ohio.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. MrFinch 8/27/12 10:52 AM
    1. HTC One X, KPN (Netherlands)
    2. Android 4.0.4 and Google Maps version 6.10.0
    3. When at home (south of the Netherlands) and connected to WiFi then i'm in Lynnwood (Seattle, WA) It hops back and forward from 's-Hertogenbosch and Lynnwood.
    4. Wifi On From Netherlands to Seattle USA , wifi off no problem and exact location is given.
    P.S. Friend of mine located couple miles from my home has the exact same issue when at home, the he's also in Lynnwood

    Please help, Location history is also a mess.

    Regards, Barry
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. islelshocky777 8/27/12 11:06 AM
    1. Motorola DROID Bioinic on Verizon Wireless
    2. Android Version 2.3.4 
        Google Maps Version 6.10.0 (#6100020)
    3. Google Maps won't get a satellite signal
    4. Open up google maps, it won't get a satellite signal.


    This all started with a stock Motorola DROID Bionic with all updates installed. I've now rooted and attempted to replace libnmea.so as recommend before. This did not help.
    I've also installed GPS Test to see what was going on. It finds up to 12 satellites but does not lock on to any of them.  While doing this I get the following errors from logcat.

    08-27 14:02:39.164   503  1008 W libgps  : recv_command_nmea_gga() : quality invalid, ignoring
    .. Previous message repeated over and over again multiple times per second
    08-27 14:02:39.539   503  1006 D libgps_GpsMgr: schedGps() mode: 3, tbf: 0, accuracy: 0, perf: 0, pAgps: null
    08-27 14:02:39.539   503  1006 D libgps  : GpsInterface_stop()
    08-27 14:02:39.539   503  1006 D libgps_GpsMgr: sched() set mode: 3, tbf: 0
    08-27 14:02:39.570   503  1008 E libgps  : recv_command_status() : fix returned error code 9
    08-27 14:02:39.570   503  1008 E libgps  : numsats histogram: 48,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
    08-27 14:02:39.570   503  1008 E libgps  : sats histogram: 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
    08-27 14:02:39.601   503  1009 D libgps  : status_cb: GPS_STATUS_SESSION_END (2)
    .. Previous messages come when phone goes to sleep

    This has been going on since either a previous update of Google Maps or the Update pushed out by Verizon and Motorola. It makes using the phone for GPS impossible and tends to burn through my entire battery in about 25 minutes every morning due to trying to lock onto satellite without me realizing (until now).


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. PPriser 8/28/12 12:38 PM
    1. Huawei Mercury, Cricket Wireless
    2. Android 2.3.6 and  Google Maps Version 6.8.1
    3. GPS keeps dropping while doing turn by turn Navigation directions. I have to stop the GPS and restart it before google maps will pick it up again

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. GeoffroNagelo 8/29/12 7:07 AM
    Motorola RAZR Maxx - Verizon
    OS: ICS; Maps: 6.10
    Issue: When I fire up Maps via the Navigation icon on my phone, it can take a good 5 minutes for the application to acquire a GPS signal.  This issue appears to be related to version 6.10 of the app, because if I  remove the application updates (as recommended by several people on other Internet forums) - and return to the factory-installed version 6.6.0 (#6060014) - then signal acquisition occurs within several seconds, as it should be.

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. islelshocky777 8/29/12 8:37 AM
    Phone: Motorola DROID Bionic 
    Carrier: Verizon Wireless 
    Android: Android 2.3.4 
    Google Maps: 6.10.0

    My GPS stopped working about a month or two ago (hard to pinpoint) but I believe it was after the last update that Verizon/Motorola pushed out.  At first I could swear it was taking ~15 minutes to get a Satellite Fix in Google Maps and Navigation but for the past month even that wouldn't happen after an hour of waiting and would finally fail in Google Navigation.

    So after posting on here before and trying all of the tricks such as:
    * Downgrading Google Maps to previous versions
    * replacing libbmea.so 
    * trying to get the FIX_GPS.zip loaded from recovery 
    * Factory data reset from privacy settings
    * Format Cache Partition from Recovery menu
    * Factory reset from Recovery menu

    I finally tried one last time to talk to Verizon.

    The phone rep told me essentially I was crazy and that he had a DROID Bionic and no problems at all. He then told me how it could be a data problem since GPS needs and uses a data connection. When I told him this didn't make sense since I had used this exact phone for just GPS in Europe without service and with the phone in airplane mode he told me that I was wrong and if that was the case I should hold on to that phone.  He offered me no help at all. He was also the escalated technical rep from the original customer support rep.

    I then decided to just walk into the local Verizon store.  The manager there told me that everyone was having these problems and that he could replace the device, but it most likely wasn't going to make a difference.  I decided finally to take them up on the offer to replace the phone.

    The next day I received the "Certified like New" phone expecting to have the same results and to just return since I would prefer my broken phone which I knew where it had been and what was wrong with it as opposed to their "Certified like new" phone.

    BUT IT WORKED! To my amazement the new phone's GPS locked on instantaneously. I tried resetting my phone a few more times and going back and forth with the SIM card and memory card in each the phones and clearly the new one worked where the old one didn't.  

    I checked to make sure they were running the same System Version: They were
    I checked to make sure they were running the same map version: They weren't, so I updated and crossed my fingers; it continued to work.
    I then started installing all the software I had on my old phone, one by one, and checking the GPS: It continued to work.

    After all my new learned knowledge about rooting phones for backup purposes I did something I didn't do on my old phone, I rooted it immediately; installed Titanium Backup and started restoring my settings.
    I removed all of their bloatware (which I now wish I had done on day 1).
    I restored all my text messages (some said that this may be the problem).

    The new phone is now just like my old phone minus the Verizon Bloatware (I realize this is HIGHLY unlikely the GPS problem, but love pointing out that it's now gone); and 24 hours later the GPS is still working PERFECTLY every time.

    Recap:
      I swear the GPS stopped working after the update. However, it seems that it was completely hardware related. (While going back and forth between the two phones, one working, one not, I checked every version number on the phone. Both being completely factory reset from the recovery menu).
      I was told by a Verizon Phone Technical Rep that there were no problems with the phone and by a Verizon Store Manager that there were, but replacing the phone wouldn't help.
      In the end getting a new phone actually fixed the problem.

    Conclusion:
      From talking to the manager it sounds like replacing the phone hasn't worked for most people, and it might now work for everyone on this list. But I just figured it was worth getting out there that it worked for me.

    Questions:
      Could some weird situation with the software update blow out the GPS chip?

    P.s. For good measures as a note about Verizon Phone "Technical" Reps. I tried using the GPS last night while on Airplane mode on the way home from work. It worked like a charm down to the usual few meter accuracy of GPS.  Just confirmed that these people are poorly trained and don't know what the hell they're talking about.
      
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Blinkin151 8/29/12 1:04 PM
    1. Motorola Razr - Verizon
    2. ICS - 6.11.1 (#6110102)
    3. When opening up maps to then navigate somewhere, it can take the length of an entire trip searching for a GPS signal to never find one. I end up using the displayed/written directions.
    4. Open Google Maps, type in destination, hit navigate. 
    --- Under Location Services, I have the following enabled. Google Location Services, Standalone GPS Services, VZW Location Services, Share picture location, Location and Google Search.
    -- I have attempted the "bluetooth cycle" I read about, where turning the bluetooth on and off seems to fix the problem, but that did nothing.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Sharoar 8/29/12 1:31 PM
    1. Model and Provider: Motorola Droid 3 - Verizon
    2. OS: 2.3.4    Maps Version: 6.11.1
    3. Whenever I try to use the navigation feature on Google Maps, it says "Searching for GPS," and there's a blue circle in an area where I'm estimated to be, but not an exact location. It makes navigation very difficult.
    4. Enter destination, press the "directions" option, and then click the navigation button.

    I didn't used to have any problems with this. I can't remember the last time it worked or the version that it worked with, though.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. smoode 8/29/12 8:15 PM
    phone model and service provider: Motorola Atrix 4g
    OS : Gingerbread 2.3.6   Google Maps version: 6.11.1  

    Issue: Since the last 3 map updates, the gps fails to lock correctly and accurately show my location. It sometimes able to lock to the gps signal for a brief period before it switches to  either the cell phone tower location or my wifi location. 
    Closing and re launching the maps application does not resolve the issue. The GPS symbol can be seen blinking while the maps application is trying to lock to the gps location but nothing happens. The app also sometime freezes and quits automatically when it doesn't respond. Graphic artifacts can also be seen sometimes when zooming in and out of the maps. Reverting  back to stock version 5.8.0 resolves all the bugs found since the last few in updates.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Mark.Hirt 8/30/12 5:22 AM
    1. Nexus S4G
    2. Android 4.0.4

    Takes awhile to lock then loses lock after 5 minutes gives the "Searching for GPS" message. When the GPS lock comes back the phone sometimes takes 2 to 3 minutes to figures out it did.

    Downgraded to the version that came with 4.0.4 locks immediately, all seam well.

    note: it's great to add features but lets get it WORKING again first.

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. sirish.ayyagari 8/30/12 6:51 AM
    Hello Team

    I have MOTO RAZR MAXX with Verizon Wireless below are the details

    1. Moto Razr MAX , Verizon Wireless
    2. Android 4.0.4 , Google Maps 6.11.1
    3. Phone keeps on saying Searching for GPS and can never get GPS info accurate.
    4. switch on GPS and then try to find location using smart actions, it never finds it
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. 8/30/12 6:57 AM
    Same problem with HTC Desire HD A9191. Service provider is three.ie in Ireland.
    Google Maps 6.11.1.
    Platform: Android: HTC-ace-HTC

    Same problem as reported by KLMK12. I can find locations and get directions, but navigation does not work. It says "Searching for GPS ..."

    I had been using navigation with no trouble at all until the recent updates.


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Hans42 8/30/12 7:03 AM
    I have a motorola atrix and have already posted about this back on maps version 6.9. Since then there have been two or more updates but the latest version of maps still does not work on my atrix. GPS test works great and the old version of maps (5.8 or so) works perfectly. Is there any news of a fix for this issue?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. swamiesstrikers 8/30/12 9:20 AM
    1. Moto Razr MAX , Verizon Wireless
    2. Android 4.0.4 , Google Maps 6.11.1
    3. Phone keeps on saying Searching for GPS and can never get GPS info accurate.
    4. Try switching GPS options (Google locations, Standalone and VZW location) with no luck.

    Please help. I find it kind of crazy that this question was brought up in June and there is still no fix. I can understand taking a while to fix certain things, but a lot of people really depend on GPS and it seems like there is no rush or update. Motorola is just as bad.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. frodomo 8/31/12 2:30 AM
    1. Nexus S, Bouygues Telecom (France)
    2. Android 4.1.1, Maps 6.11.1
    3. I can't trust Google Navigation anymore. It can not locate me anymore. When I consult my latitude history, I can alo see dots miles away from where I have been
    4. I start the Google Navigation app, enter my destination, it locates me and start giving me directions as soon as I start moving it loses the GPS signal
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. rohanbolpur 8/31/12 8:37 PM
    Phone model Micromax - A100 , Service provider - Airtel india
    os - ICS 4.04 , MAPs version - 6.11.1

    Gps never lock my position its alwasy  blinking. i am from westbengal, India. Cpu use in my phone- (msm7627a) which use (GPSone GEN-7 chip)
    help me to fix this problem.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. aallen125 8/31/12 8:49 PM
    1. HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon
    2. Android 2.3.4, Maps 6.11.1
    3. when at home (using wi-fi) location is incorrect, i in Tukwila,WA but maps locates me always at Edmonds Community College Library in Lynnwood, WA....i use wi-fi (a different provider) at work with no problems....havent tried locating at home without wi-fi because i know its wrong, but currently more accurate than with wi-fi
    ps. my bf has exact same problem with the exact same info above
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Mokujingris 9/1/12 4:59 PM
    1. Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 international model, 3 mobile Denmark.
    2. Android 4.0.4, 6.11.1 (#6110102) gmm-android-samsung.
    3. No matter where I am, my location (blue arrow) comes up as Edmonds community college library, 20000 68th Avenue West, Lynnwood, WA 98036, USA. And I live in Denmark, Europe! This only happens when WIFI is ON. When WIFI is OFF, I have no problems with the right location.
    4. I have tried reinstalling the update, but it does not help.
     
    I would really aprreciate some help.
     
    Thank you
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. MrFinch 9/3/12 4:44 AM
    me and my family has te exact same problem.When at home and wifi is on then we are in Lynnwood Seatte WA, university to be accurate.
    3 different phone's..When i turn my accesspoints and router off and turn wifi on then i still fly to Lynnwood :-( 
    so i'ts got to also to do with neighbores accesspoints.

    We got this problem for more than 1 week now, it's frustrating.

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Josh2903 9/3/12 12:38 PM
    I am using the Galaxy Nexus 7 Tablet. The GPS Location is sensing me as being in a different state. It has done this since I recieved the device so it is nothing I have done. I turned all of the location settings on and off and tryed turning the wifi on and off, but none of them made any difference.  In google maps is shows me as being in Missouri. My location is Scottsdale. It also shows me as being in this same location for Google Now.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. jander38 9/4/12 11:09 AM

    1.DROID 3 / Verizon
    2. Android Version : 2.3.4  /  Google Maps Version : 6.11.1
    3. I used to use the Driving Directions in Google Maps Navigation and suddenly it stopped working (last week).  It finds my location but never gets a fix to provide audible navitaion.  says "Searching for GPS"  I have tried clearing the cache, disabling and re-enabling gps.  downloaded an app call GPS Status, which works fine and finds my location; reset GPS -A status and still nothing.  Google Maps has the GPS icon in the status bar but it keeps flashing.  No lock
    4. open Navigation, select "type destination" input any city and it pops up w/ Follow the route....  and then Seaching for GPS and never starts navigation.
     
    Any help would be great.  I use this app daily for my work.  well i used to...
     
    -Jim
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. MrFinch 9/4/12 12:43 PM
    1. HTC One X, KPN (Netherlands)
    2. Android 4.0.4 and Google Maps version 6.10.0
    3. When at home (south of the Netherlands) and connected to WiFi then i'm in Lynnwood (Seattle, WA) It hops back and forward from 's-Hertogenbosch and Lynnwood.
    4. Wifi On From Netherlands to Seattle USA , wifi off no problem and exact location is given.
    i have no problems with other navigation or GPS location program's. only with Google Latitude.
    The database is so wrong when i want to check in when i am in Lynnwood (wrong location)
    Look at 200th st SQ, Lynnwood, WA
    There are streets / places  from denmark, poland, the netherlands, Texas usa and Brazil!



    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Frank.O 9/4/12 11:58 PM
    1 - Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535) / Verizon
    2 - Android 4.0.4 / Maps: 6.11.1 (#6110102)
    3a - Maps gps location when stationary is not able to pinpoint my location.  It selects a location that is up to 60 - 100 meters away from my actual location but the label on the are says "Accurate to 20 meters".
    3b - On Maps Navigation the arrow tracks me as I am moving but is off to the left or right of my actual position by approximately 60-100 meters.
    4 - Just turn on Maps or Maps navigation without any tampering of settings and set a destination (Maps Navigation only).


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. prenetic 9/5/12 10:29 PM
    I have the same issue with intermittently appearing in Cisco, TX across multiple builds of not only Google Maps but also my OS. I reside in the state of Washington however certain restaurants I frequent allow me to consistently reproduce this issue. My suspicion is that this is related to an issue with either Google's implementation of a Wi-Fi positioning system and/or erroneous data in their beacon database as my location is displayed correctly when I temporarily disable Wi-Fi to test this theory.
    1. Phone model and carrier
      • Samsung Galaxy Nexus (international variant; I9250)
      • T-Mobile (USA)
    2. OS and Google Maps versions
      • Android 4.1.1
      • Cyanogenmod 10
        • cm_maguro-userdebug 4.1.1 JRO03L eng.20120904.025940 test-keys
      • Google Maps 6.11.1
    3. Issue description
      • Phone intermittently reports that I am in Cisco, TX when in fact I am in Washington state. Appears across all applications, not just Google Maps (may be a core location issue).
    4. Can consistently reproduce the issue with the following steps:
      • Return to locations where issue is apparent.
        • One such location is "Matt's Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge, 16551 Northeast 74th Street, Redmond, WA".
      • Be sure Wi-Fi is enabled along with all core location services in the OS.
      • Load Google Maps or any application that makes use of your location and wait for a fix. You should appear in Cisco, TX.
      • When you appear in Cisco, TX, turn off Wi-Fi to force a fix from GPS satellites, you should then appear in the correct location.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. llamavishnu 9/6/12 1:38 PM
    I have the same problem -- Google's location services on my Galaxy Nexus is putting me in Cisco, TX -- but I am sitting in Andover, MA.

    anyone find a solution for this? anyone at Google responding to this?

    Here are my details:
    1. Phone model and carrier
      • Samsung Galaxy Nexus (international variant; I9250)
      • AT&T
    2. OS and Google Maps versions
      • Android 4.1.1
      • Build number JR003C
      • Google Maps 6.11.1
    3. Issue description
      • Phone thinks that I am in Cisco, TX when in fact I am in Andover, MA (40 Shattuck Road, Andover, MA 01810)
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. mike8497 9/6/12 4:47 PM
    1) LG Optimus , Sprint
    2) Android 2.3.3 , maps v6.11.1
    3) for the past few day i've been unable to use google maps, everytime i start it up and wait for my location i get a message
    that " your current location is temp. unavailable " .    I've tried uninstalling maps, powering off my phone and then reinstalling maps, but still 
    get the same message. 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. LizzieRoBo 9/7/12 4:43 PM
    1. HTC One V, US Cellular
    2. Android version 4.0.3,   Google Maps 6.11.1 and whatever the newest update is though I deleted it to see if that would fix the problem.
    3. Using Google maps to plan my bus route.  It gives me a list of options for buses, but if I select a route to see the map or actual directions to the correct location, it freezes and shuts down unexpectedly.  This happens 20 out of 25 times roughly.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. rdjwilliams 9/7/12 10:47 PM
    1. Bioinc on Verizon
    2. 2.3.4 and 6.11.1
    3. Noticed this about a month ago. Maps/Navigation gets hung up in "Waiting for Location Mode" or Can't Find My Location. I can see a map with the route highlighted, but cannot get turn-by-turn voice directions. Spent an hour on the phone with Verizon - no luck. My husband has the same phone and the same problem.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Wafflechunk10 9/9/12 7:29 PM
    1. Droid 2 Global - Verizon Wireless
    2. Android version 2.3.4, Maps version 6.11.1
    3. GPS location is way off.  I am in Ohio and GPS shows me in the state of Washington.  I uninstalled the updates and then GPS location worked fine, then I re-installed the updates back to this version and the problem is back.  We have also tried rebooting the phone, but the issue still exists.
    4. Upon opening the Maps app, the GPS location is on the opposite side of the country.
    Please fix soon! This is my wife's phone and relies on GPS often to get around.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Puncha 9/11/12 1:54 AM
    hi
    i have the same problem on both my phone and acer tab.

    phone:

    1. Samsung Infuce 4G SGH_I997 / Optus (Australia)
    2. Android 2.3.5 / Map 6.11.1
    3. Google Map can not use GPS, it is searching for signal for ever, but other apps pick up the signals corrently with a small delay
    4. Simply open google maps

    tab:
    1. Acer Iconia A501 / telstra (Australia)
    2. Android 3.2.1 / Map 6.11.1
    3. Google maps does pick up the gps signals, but other GPS apps pickup corrctly with a small delay
    4. Just open google map and wait to pick up the gps signal

    sorry to complaint about it, but it is annoying when google map can not function properly.
    thanks.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. igneousavian 9/11/12 9:59 AM
    1. Motorola Droid 3 on Verizon
    2.3.4 (Build 5.5.1_84_D3G-66_M2-10) Maps OS: 6.11.1
    3. Within the Nav program I cannot get a GPS lock (thus enabling turn-by-turn navigation). This is a big problem because I use this to get from place to place (since I travel a great deal for work). 
    4. Doesn't matter by which method you come into Nav [whether by homescreen prompt( via voice search or google search)] but submit an address for nav and it will keep saying 'Follow the route', but never give turn by turn navigation, since it still says 'Searching for GPS' at the bottom. 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Mitch C. 9/11/12 12:15 PM
    1. Sprint branded Samsung Galaxy S3.
    2. Android Jelly Bean (4.1.1), Google Maps v.6.11.1
    3. 2 ongoing issues, despite updates over a period of 2 months:
        A) Voice guidance for Navigation perpetually says "Your destination is on the right." This is repeated every few seconds, regardless of direction faced, or distance from destination.
        B) Whenever traveling northbound on NW 185th Ave (here in Hillsboro, Oregon), at any point north of Baseline RD, the directions will indicate that one needs to perform a U-turn in order to remain on 185th         northbound. This is, and never has been, true.
    4. Both issues can be duplicated by searching for directions to any destination, using any method (I.E. searching within Maps itself, using Google Search and clicking on navigation/directions link from there, any external link, any other app that offers directions).

    Side note: I've tried reinstalling the app many times, and have also cleared cache and data for it.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Qualyn 9/11/12 1:36 PM
    Galaxy S2 Att
    ICS 4.0.3 Google maps 6.11.1

    The navigation feature will not start navigating (with the arrow on the road following my position). Maps works out the routes, displays 'Follow the route' at the top of the screen, but at the bottom of the screen says 'Searching for GPS...' and this stays there. My GPS is turned on, flashing at the top of the screen, and it is working as I tested it with another app and I am not indoors. 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. coachandrew 9/12/12 3:29 PM
    1. Epic 4G Touch, Sprint
    2.  Android 4.0.4 (latest Ice Cream Sandwich FF13), Google Maps 6.11.1
    3. When I get directions, I keep seeing "Searching for GPS" in the Navigator, even though the Maps itself correctly identifies my location.  Another GPS app I use, CardioTrainer, successfully follows me around, and TeleNav has no problem with the GPS, though at this moment it says "weak GPS." 
    4. I put in a location for directions, click on Navigate, Navigation comes on and "Searching for GPS" endlessly appears on the bottom of the screen with "Follow the route" on top, while the map above this shows my actual location. 

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. falcore 9/13/12 5:51 PM
    1. phone model and service provider HTC Desire HD TELUS
    2. OS and Google Maps version Android 2.3.5 Maps Version 6.11.1
    3. brief summary of your issue-  The navigation feature will not start navigating (with the arrow on the road following my position). Maps works out the routes, displays 'Follow the route' at the top of the screen, but at the bottom of the screen says 'Searching for GPS...' and this stays there. My GPS is turned on, flashing at the top of the screen.
    4. step-by-step reproduction steps - it used to work before the last couple of updates but now it does not.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Wafflechunk10 9/14/12 1:08 PM
    1. HTC Thunderbolt
    2. Android 2.3.4, Maps verision 6.11.1
    3. My GPS location bounces back and forth between my actual location in Ohio and Washington State
    4. Open Maps
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. erickinaustin 9/15/12 11:59 AM
    1. Motorola Atrix 4G, AT&T
    2. Android 2.3.6, Maps 6.11.1
    3. Maps can't get a GPS lock, I either get a very large blue circle in maps that, or the blue arrow jumps around on the map a lot, or both. I have problems both in the Maps app and in Runkeeper.
    4. Maps mainly has problems when I'm driving, Runkeeper problems are intermittent. 


    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. igneousavian 9/16/12 5:24 AM
    Anyone know how fixes work from this thread, or if they actually fix it from here out just get data?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. aribear 9/16/12 7:54 PM
    1. Motorola Atrix MB860 and AT&T
    2. Android 2.3.6 and Google map version 6.11.1
    3. Not able to lock when trip commences. Will lock on about a street away and then recalculate for about 5 minutes. Some trips it will lose location and try and recalculate.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. coppertone24 9/17/12 9:17 AM
    1. Droid RAZR M, Verizon
    2. Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.0.4, Maps Version 6.11.1
    3. Location is usually off by a mile or two. Earlier, it thought I was off the coast of Africa. That would be nice, but I'm in Chicago.
    4. Google location service, Standalone GPS, and VZW location services are all turned on.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. fatuheeva 9/18/12 5:42 PM
    1. Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G with T-mobile
    2. Gingerbread 2.3.6, Maps 6.11.1
    3. Yesterday I tried using Navigation to go from Oakland to an address on Mission St. in the Mission District of San Francisco. Navigation had me take the Harrison St exit after the Bay Bridge and then get immediately back on the bridge going east! Then it had me exit on Treasure Island, turn around and come back west on the bridge to SF. It then tried to get me to exit on Harrison again with the apparent intention of having me driving in circles on the Bay Bridge! I ignored the directions and then Navigation wanted me to take 101 North to the Golden Gate Bridge!? I ignored this obviously bad direction as well and took 101 South. Once I was past the turn-off for 101 North the software finally figured out where I really wanted to go.
    4. Enter address and follow directions. The address was entered correctly.

    Obviously there is a problem Navigation being very confused by San Francisco. Please fix!
    Thanks!
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. jrbassmaster 9/19/12 4:46 PM
    1. Motorola Atrix MB860 AT&T USA
    2. OS Android 2.3.6, Google map version 6.11.1 (#6110102)
    3. When using Google Navigation or Google Maps, the map works out the route (generally) but bottom of screen says "searching for GPS..." and screen says "waiting for location" and then "getting driving direction" keeps thinking from there on. 
    4. I press my motorola widger to toggle the GPS to on.  Then I press my widget for Google Navigation.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. smoode 9/20/12 8:41 AM
    I tried the latest update released today 9/19/2012 but still having the same issues since the last 4 updates. Will google ever address this issue. I have reverted back to stock version 5.8 again to resolve the issues with the GPS not working in the latest version of  maps.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. smoode 9/20/12 8:43 AM
    Motorola Atrix MB860 AT&T USA
    OS Android 2.3.6, Google map version 6.12.1
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. rmkaplan 9/21/12 11:49 AM
    1. Samsung Droid
    2. Android Version - 2.3.6; Google Maps Version 6.11.1 gmm-android-samsung
    3. For the past 2 weeks, whenever I use the google maps Naviationg GPS Navigation, it says Searching for GPS... and never stops searching and does not work. However, if I got to the map and ask it to show my current location, it correctly locates me on the map and shows me moving.
    4. Not sure what reproduction steps mean, but I've restarted my phone, taken the battery out and restarted, and downloaded the latest google maps version, none of it helps.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. planostanton 9/24/12 12:03 PM
    1. HTC Inspire 4G ATT
    2. Android 2.3.5
        HTC Sense 3.0
        Google Maps 6.12.0
    3. Maps opens and I input my destination. I select Navigation and it keeps searching for GPS.
    4. Open Maps
        Enter distination in SEARCH box and ENTER.
        Select destination.
        Select blue arrow (Navigation).
        Confirm destination.
        Wait for eternity.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Dimtey 9/27/12 1:05 PM
    With Google Maps versions 6.7 and higher, maps application will not acquire GPS lock. Position is reported only based on cell network information and WiFi base stations. Accuracy stays at 20+ feet. Uninstalling updates and going back to version 5.8.0 fixes the issue.

    Phone: MB860 (Atrix 4G), running OS version 2.3.6 build 4.5.141, service provider AT&T
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Cstafford 9/28/12 8:18 AM
    Bought my Droid Bionic in March and recently the GPS Navigation started sitting on "searching for GPS" for a short time.  Now it just stays there.  I uninstalled that updates but that didn't help.  This happened to my Droid X a year after I got it and nothing helped, not even doing a factory reset.  This is very frustrating as I used it a lot.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Spencer Wong 10/1/12 2:50 PM
    1) Google Nexus 7
    2) Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and Maps 6.12.0
    3) Searching for GPS shows up in notification and stays there - will never find a GPS signal
    4) Repro steps:
    a) purchased by Google nexus 7 about a week ago (09/22) - everything was working fine - GPS no problems - navigation, no problems.
    b) didn't get the $25 credit activated - called Google support and they had be do a factory reset yesterday (09/30)
    c) updated a bunch of apps (assuming Maps was one of them).
    d) GPS no longer functions - always reads Searching for GPS.

    GPS Test app can never find a satellite
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. brigreen 10/1/12 7:34 PM
    RAZR / VZW
    4.0.4 / 6.12.0
    It takes many minutes to lock in on a GPS location.  I (try to) use Navigation frequently but it is almost impossible to use.  I exit Nav (exiting route guidance) and reopen it - doing this process several times.   Usually by the fourth or fifth try, GPS works and navigation can begin.  

    We've received a few reports that you are having issues with GPS on your devices. We'd like to get some more information from you—if you're experiencing these issues, please include the following information in your responses:
    1. phone model and service provider
    2. OS and Google Maps version
    3. brief summary of your issue
    4. step-by-step reproduction steps
    Our team values your feedback. 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. SoeMoe 10/2/12 2:28 AM
    1. HUAWEI C8812 Smart Phone Android 4.0 OS Qualcomm MSM7627A 1.0GHz CDMA2000 3G GPS
    2. Android Version 4.0.3 and Google Maps Version 6.8.1(Not Sure, I Forget Phone at Home)
    3. When i press Navigation bottom First time it takes too long 
        When i press Navigation bottom First time it needs internet connection to locate me
       It depends on the location in the building or free space,
      But it can show me my location and my movement, showing exact my movement detail
      Sometimes it downloads the map again
      I can't access free downloads from Google Play
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Nasar Saiyed 10/3/12 3:35 AM
    He, Denial;

    I am using My new Mobile Karbonn A18, with new updated Google Map 6.12.0

    In may mobile Google Map About tag Shows as below

    Google Map : (C) 2012 Google Inc.
    Version 6.12.0 (6120014) gmm-unknown
    Platform : android:alps-KarbonnA18-Karbonn_A18
    Device : alps A18
    Map Center : 24.167848, 72.421202
    Map Span : 0.079567, 0.054932
    Map Zoom : 14
    mly : 404:98:5113:31772
    Network : ok

    My GPS is turned on with gps setting and mobile netwok. but my location is always shows 2100m to 3000m (shows near by highway) awaway from actual location. 

    Please do not suggest to turn on wi-fi.

    Previously i had posted Report Problem, from my mobile google map. but didn't get any reply.

    Thanks.
    Nasar Saiyed
    Palanpur, Gujarat, India.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. John__S 10/4/12 8:33 AM
    1. Motorola Atrix 4G; AT&T via Straight Talk
    2. Android 2.3.6  Google Maps 6.12.0 (#6120014)
    3. GPS position in unstable and usually inaccurate.  GPS position indicated on map is generally within a few miles of real position, sometimes just a block or two away, but rarely at the real position.  Blue position triangle has no error-range circle around it, and randomly teleports to nearby locations every 30 seconds or less. GPS and Cell tower assisted GPS is enabled on phone. 
    4.  When I open Google Maps and press the "show my position" button in the upper right hand corner of the screen, a position is given on the map, but is is wrong.  If I switch to the "Navigation" option in Google Maps, the GPS position on that map is immediately accurate and stable. If I use MapQuest, my position is accurate and stable.  But if I go back to Google Maps from Google "Navigation", my position in Google Maps is immediately wrong again.  When I go back to Google Maps form MapQuest, my GPS position on Google Maps is often initially correct, but then the position teleports to an inaccurate position within a minute or so. 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. John__S 10/4/12 9:57 AM
    I uninstalled all Google Map updates and reverted back to the factory installed version of 5.8.0 (#5080011).  The GPS position in this version appears to be working and accurate, and stable....  I will stay with that version until a fix is available for the latest version.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Joan Kushinoff 10/4/12 1:50 PM
    help - i depend onthe gps
     have galaxy II, not sure what driod version i am running.  carrier is att,
    gps finds my location, so don't think it is the phone.  but when i try to navigate it says searching for gps and never finds it. after 10/15 minutes, i give up and exit the app,
     have tried uninstall and then install (update) google maps to no avail.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. NNNAAA 10/5/12 4:45 PM
    I have just started receiving the "your destination is on the right" continuous message. It's incredibly annoying. Rolled back to maps 6.6 stock and will see if it continues.
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    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. RZR Head 10/6/12 1:37 PM
    1. RAZR MAXX on Verizon
    2. ICS
    3. Maps version 6.12.0
    4. Hmm.
     
    I began to notice problems with getting a GPS lock after the ICS update (it was perfect before).  Its gotten progressively worse to the point that it almost doesn't work at all.  I tried the fixes, including clearing the phone cache, the GPS cache, and uninstalling Maps updates and reinstalling.  I have better luck by using GPS Status to get a lock, then switching to Navigator or Maps.  I'd love to have a fix for this.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Nitin Puri 10/7/12 1:06 AM
    1. Samsung Galaxy S2, Provider is Airtel (India)
    2. OS: Android 4.0.3, Maps: 6.12.0
    3 and 4. When I try to get turn by turn navigation by first opening the application with a Blue colored Arrow icon, it keeps showing me the message "Searching For GPS" and ultimately I dont get the voice guided directions. This message just stays for ever.

    Can you help resolve the issue?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Rezgirl59 10/7/12 1:39 AM
    Droid 3
    OS(?) Kernel 2.6.35.7-g5fa4155
    System version (?) 5.7.906.XT862
    Maps by Google v 6.12.0
     
    Been Using CardioTrainer for over a year w/o incident. Last month or so, speedometer is faster than it should be (apparently I'm Olympic material now!) and the mileage is off - For a distance I have walked/jogged repeatedly it now shows I have gone FARTHER than what I KNOW has been accurate in the past - about 3.5 or 3.6 miles and it's only 3.1 mile.  The other routine route is 4.2 miles and it will give me a mileage of over 5 miles.
     
    Calibrated phone gps
    Tried uninstalling Maps updates - no change. Installed Runkeeper and it does the same thing - speedometer and mileage if off. Uninstalled.
     
    PLEASE HELP - driving me crazy!
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. roxgn 10/7/12 11:42 PM

    1. T-mobile MyTouch 4g
    2. Android 2.3.4 and Google Maps 6.12.0
    3. Wrong location since updated to 6.12
    4. When i open the google maps app it shows my location (accurate to 30 meters). But the problem is that i'm not actually there, that's almost 5 miles from where I am at that exact moment. I have tried from different places and locations and still the same result.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Daniel (Google Community Manager) 10/8/12 1:31 PM
    Hey all, just jumping in for a quick update. We're still working on resolving these issues, thanks for the detailed reports and for your patience. 

    -Daniel 


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Cato O. Strand 10/8/12 10:36 PM

    - Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - Netcom (Norway)
    - Android 4.1.1 - Google Maps 6.12.0
    - Phone reports me as in Cisco, Texas when Im back home in Norway.
    - Turn on WiFi and "be downstairs" (so that the GPS is unable to get a lock) -> Phone reports me as in Cisco, TX.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Draven1313 10/10/12 8:39 AM
    Found any fix yet? I've found this same problem in other forums but no fix anywhere :(

    I bought 3 tablets (same brand&model) and only 1 gets this error.

    Do you guys recommend I should return the tablet and get a new one?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Draven1313 10/10/12 8:40 AM
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Celeritas 10/10/12 2:40 PM
    Hope your listening, Daniel...

    Having the same "Searching for GPS..." problem many others appear to be having.

    HTC EVO Sprint
    Andriod 2.3.5
    Google Maps 6.12

    Had the phone checked out by Sprint Techs, they found no hardware issues with the device.  They also said several other people were reporting Google Maps Navigation not finding GPS problems.  Software wise I've don't everything I or the Sprint guy can think of.  Phone is 2 years old and I have been using Google Maps Navigation at  least twice a week during those years.  I already hate having lost this functionality.


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. CaGaPeach 10/11/12 10:35 AM
    These problems with Maps/Navigation started back in June.  It's now October.  A while back there was a problem with the Google Calendar Sync and it was fixed very quickly.  Maybe Google needs to have the Calendar folks take a look at the Maps/Navigation problems, too?  The only improvement I've seen since June is that now there's only 1 voice instead of 3 voices. Navigation and maps still can't locate me and the only routes in navigation seem to be on the freeways no matter how close I am to my destination on surface streets.  GPS takes up to 5 miles to be located.

    Does anyone know if the Verizon Navigation is worth the $?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. liz fodi 10/11/12 2:09 PM
    Not a phone but a tablet.

    Nexus 7

    Bought yesterday.

    I am in downtown Toronto.

    Used the apps on the Nexus and had it position me near Clifton New Jersey.

    Tried using navigation to select a new starting position.
    First time it failed to find a route.
    Asking it to retry had it positioning me in New Jersey as the starting point.

    The Nexus says that the settings are on and functioning.

    Went to Google and downloaded an updated version of Maps.

    Same situation.

    Liz Fodi

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. kevinmkilroy 10/13/12 12:01 PM
    1. Samsung Galaxy SII, AT&T.
    2. Android 4.0.3, Maps 6.12.0
    3. Frequently, when trying to use Navigation, Maps will simply say it's "Searching for GPS". This will continue indefinitely. (I live in a metropolitan area.)
    4. Step-by-step:
    1. Open Navigation.
    2. Turn on GPS.
    3. Enter address and search.
    I didn't have this problem when I initially purchased the phone back in April, but this has been a problem for a few months now. It does manage to find a signal every once in a while, but it cannot find a signal far more often than it can.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. GraemeMcW 10/13/12 6:02 PM
    Just updated to Maps 6.12 using a Samsung Galaxy SII. Android version 4.04. GPS only updates intermittently making the Navigation software useless. Any way to revert to the previous version?
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    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. dpdonny 10/17/12 10:03 AM
    Same issue ("Searching for GPS...") My GPS worked until yesterday.

    1. Motorola Droid X2
    2. OS Android 2.3.5
    3. Maps 6.12.0 (<-- prolly the culprit)

    Anyone know how to rollback to a previous version of Maps?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. dpdonny 10/17/12 10:13 AM
    I answered my own question (rollback). To rollback select "Uninstall Updates" from app

    Rolled back to 5.6.2 (beta) but still doesnt work...dont think its Maps


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. PPriser 10/17/12 10:36 AM
    Any status on when this will be fixed? Not only is it an annoyance, it is also a huge safety issue.

    I am thinking the problem is with WIFI gps and the navigator app.

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. MiguelT 10/17/12 6:46 PM
    1) Motorola RAZR XT910 / Rogers Canada
    2)  ICS 4.0.4 / Maps v6.12.0
    3) Cannot use GPS functionality in Google Maps - using other Map apps work without errors.
    4) After installing latest Google Maps updates (6.12.0) finding current location fails - status message "Searching for GPS" doesn't go away.
    ====================
    Fixed: Simple as....
    1) Uninstall any GoogleMaps updates
    2) [re]Install latest GoogleMaps update
    3) Reboot phone
    4) Launch GoogleMaps
    5) Current location found immediately - no "Searching for GPS" message.
    6) Working fine since then - no more issues.
    Ps. I do understand reboots for core-platform upgrades (e.g. Gingerbread to ics), but for just one application a full restart?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. dpdonny 10/17/12 7:24 PM
    Miguel's fix worked for me. Thanks Miguel!
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. PPriser 10/17/12 8:22 PM
    I have tried the fix tonight but won't know if it works until I test it while on the job tomorrow.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Celeritas 10/18/12 9:40 AM
    Not here...  HTC EVO

    That was my first try.  Also tried resetting the MSL code and finally did a "hard" re-set.  None of those things fixed the problem.  Sprint gave me a replacement device when I was able to show them that TeleNav couldn't hold the satellite either.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. javi.b 10/18/12 10:07 AM
    Tried on HTC Rezound that didn't work me.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. CaGaPeach 10/18/12 12:50 PM
    This has been suggested before.  It didn't work then and it still doesn't work on my Razr Maxx.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Jeanne T 10/18/12 1:49 PM
    FIX for GPS on Motorola Droids!
    Finally reached someone at Motorola who was able to help me with Navigation problems, follow these steps:

    1. Go to Manage Apps (under the little 4 squares at the bottom left)
    2. Go to Maps
    3. Clear Data 
    4. Turn your phone off and on again
    5. Should be able to connect to GPS and start talking to you again, 
    although it did take it a few minutes.

    Not sure how long this will work, but it's working again for now...good luck.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. CaGaPeach 10/18/12 2:13 PM
    Nope, did this several times a month or more ago and it still does not work on my Razr Maxx when I tried it just now.  I waited a couple of minutes and the GPS still did not connect.  The Maps application has my location as several blocks from where I actually live.  That has been the one constant thing about Maps -- it has no idea where I am.  If I'm in the car and activate Navigation, it takes about 5 miles before GPS locks on and my location eventually catches up.  However, location is not as accurate as it once was.  While navigating It usually thinks I'm on an access road next to the freeway rather than on the freeway.  And, navigation on surface roads is rare; she always wants me to get on the freeway even though I'm on the same road and close to my destination.

    Voice is no problem now as there is only 1 voice rather than 3.  Also, the upcoming turns are working again and have been for a while. Voice and upcoming turns are the only improvement I've seen with the last 2 updates.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. barryhunter 10/18/12 4:02 PM
    Maybe a bit of a long shot. But people still with problems, try going to 

    Settings > Accounts > Google > Location settings.

    and make sure Google Apps location access is turned on. 

    Not seen this myself, but this thread
    suggests the settings might sometimes get turned off during an update. 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. MiguelT 10/18/12 6:06 PM
    Well, it worked for me.
    I've even setup SmartActions based on different locations and it works.
    Even I checked the Navigation App and suggested alternate routes and workarounds when I missed an exit - no issues so far.
    Before the pseudo-fix, I couldn't setup any location in SmartActions, and Google Maps couldn't find my "current location".
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. CaGaPeach 10/18/12 6:54 PM
    Nope.  The only location service I have disabled is "share picture location."  Even a factory reset did not fix my Razr Maxx.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. PPriser 10/19/12 7:31 AM
    Okay, I tried all the uninstalls, reboots, factory restarts, etc suggested and none of them fixed my GPS dropping issues. I have the problem with Gingerbread and ICS on my phone. 

    Hopefully Google will figure this out and get it fixed asap as it is a safety issue as well as an aggravation.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. magratmama 10/19/12 7:44 AM
    1. Samsung Ace / LG Optimus One
    2. Android 2.2, Google Maps V. 6.8.1
    3. My locations is ALWAYS incorrect by appx 50 metres. My daughter's location is always incorrect by AT LEAST 2 kilometers in any direction, my husband's is incorrect by at least 500 meters. All of our locations have also jumped to completely different countries (we are in Canada). This issue has been on going for over a month and make Latitude COMPLETELY USELESS to me, especially if I cannot see where my teenage daughter is!! I have made sure that all our phones have both wifi and gps checked.
    4. Launch or refresh Latitude.
    Used to love google products, but am in the market for new phones, and am seriously considering iphones as a result of this issue alone. :(
    (unknown) 10/19/12 7:59 AM <This message has been deleted.>
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. alanjenney 10/20/12 2:06 AM
    Phone and Service Provider:
    Samsung Galaxy S2 (Orange Branded), Orange/Everything Everywhere (UK)

    Versions:
    Android 4.0.4, Maps 6.12.0

    Issue:
    The GPS location is not found.  Either the 'ongoing' icon on the status bar for GPS doesn't appear or it flashes indefinitely.  The approximate location can be found by Google database, but is not accurate enough for map-reading, navigation, etc.  Accurate location rarely appears.

    To reproduce:
    In Android's location settings, tick only the Use GPS box, not the Google database or sensor aiding, help boxes.  Indoors, where there is no GPS reception, use an app. that detects location (e.g. Maps)

    Start MAPS, tap My Location crosshair icon.  Sometimes the GPS ongoing icon flashes, sometimes it never appears.  Sometimes it's like the GPS receiver is starting from scratch (it takes a couple of minutes to get a confident location, which slowly improves)

    OR

    Start NAVIGATION, the GPS ongoing icon appears, the recent list appears, then choose a location to navigate to: sometimes the app exits, sometimes a box appears saying that it is searching for my location.  Often the GPS icon does not appear or flashes indefinitely.  Quitting any location-based apps, waiting a couple of minutes and starting again where there is clear GPS reception sometimes results in a location being reported and navigation begins.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. René Stout 10/26/12 9:28 AM
    HTC Sensation, Vodafone.
    Android 4.0.3
    Kernel 3.0.16-g31a4fc7
    HTC Sense 3.6

    Until the second last system update and/or Maps update (somewhere in May, they happened within days from eachother) my phone navigation worked flawlessly. But after that I got troubles getting a GPS fix. When outside (on my bike) I did not encounter many problems, but in the car it was a disaster. Sometimes I had a fix within seconds, mostly the first ride of the day. After a break, sometimes 15 minutes, sometimes some hours, the phone would not get a fix at all.
    I installed GPS Status, which shows the signal strenght. I saw that even under clear skies the signal strenght was bad.
    Later on, when I took a ride with the car, I tried to get a fix outside, and after that went into my car. Sometimes that helped, but sometimes the fix was lost within minutes.
    During long rides, sometimes I got no fix at all, sometimes I got short fixes (just enough to pintpoint a recent location, and sometimes I had no problem whatsoever.
    I tried resetting through GSP status, I tried removing the latest Map version, I went back to factory settings (whiped phone and SD-cart, but nothing seems to help for more than one or two days.
    The recent system update and Maps update did not change the situation for the better.
    I tried changing GPS filter settings, but without improvement.
    Thanks,
    René



    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. anna123456789 10/28/12 4:07 PM
    1. HTC Merge US Cellular
    2. Android Version 2.3.4 Google Maps Version 6.12.0
    3.  The navigation feature will not start navigating (with the arrow on the road following my position). Maps works out the routes, displays 'Follow the route' at the top of the screen, but at the bottom of the screen says 'Searching for GPS...' and this stays there.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Zeldar 10/28/12 11:33 PM
    1. Google Galaxy Nexus phone, unlocked HSPA+ on T-Mobile (Platform: android.samsung-maguro-Galaxy Nexus, Device: samsung takju) .
    2. Android 4.1.2, Google Maps version 6.12.0 (#6120014)
    3. I used to use the Driving Directions in Google Maps Navigation and at some point it stopped working.  It finds my approximate location but never gets a fix to provide audible and it won't zoom to my exact location if I click the little GPS icon on the map.  It says "Waiting for location" and them comes back and says "Your current location is temporarily unavailable".  In the notification bar on top, it says 'Location set by GPS" but it isn't actually working.  I have tried clearing the cache, disabling and re-enabling GPS, restarting the phone, turning off and on Location settings, etc.. If I enable "WiFi and mobile network location", it shows my location within a quarter mile or so, but it is obviously not able to use the GPS in the phone.  I have other Apps such as "GPS Test", "GPS Status" and "Waze".  They work fine and find my exact location.  Google Maps has the GPS icon in the status bar but even when it is solid, it doesn't appear that Google Maps and Navigation are able to use the data.  
    4. Open Maps, select "Get directions" icon, input any Start and end points....  Tap "GET DIRECTIONS" then "Waiting for location" will pop up and then "Your current location is temporarily unavailable".  Never starts navigation.
     
    The Google navigation and mapping apps are useless to me now....
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. alanjenney 10/29/12 1:35 PM
    The problem I described, of GPS location not being obtained with Maps version 6.12.0 (in combination with various versions of Android 4.0.x), appears to have been fixed by the most recent update.  This is, version 6.14.0 or greater, available through Play.

    Whether Google's location services are enabled or not, the precise GPS location is obtained quite promptly as previously experienced.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Zeldar 10/29/12 7:02 PM
    Installed the upgrade.  Thanks for the heads up.  Sadly, it did not fix Maps and Nav on my phone.  I have tried rebooting, Clearing cache, force quit and restart.  Same as before.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. bdalec 10/29/12 7:36 PM
    1. HTC EVO 3D on Sprint
    2. Android v4.03 ICS, Google Maps v6.12.0
    3. After updating my Android OS from Gingerbread to ICS I immediately noticed that the GPS had trouble locating me.  With Gingerbread locating was almost instantaneous but with ICS it took around 5 minutes.  Also, after the ICS update my GPS signal would constantly drop while using Navigation, whereas, it never dropped when I had Gingerbread loaded on the phone.  In approximately September, I got a notice while rebooting my phone that said Android updating. After this update it would quickly know my GPS location, however, the GPS update has still not fixed the problem with the GPS signal constantly dropping.
    4. Using Google Navigation anywhere you try and navigate to you will find the GPS signal dropping all the time.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. René Stout 10/30/12 8:26 AM
    I installed the latest version of Google maps this morning. IT did not seem to improve GPS-fixing.
    Then I rebooted the device and took out the battery for a couple of minutes in between.
    Then I got a fix almost instantaneously. I navigated without problems.
    Then I took a break of an hour and hit the road again. Zero reception. No satellites visible.
    Conclusion: nothing has  changed, still GPS logic problems.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. wcgawne 10/30/12 8:26 AM
    Droid 3, Verizon, System 5.7.906.XT862.Verizon.en.US, Android version 2.3.4, Baseband N.03.18.32P

    Maps version 6.0.0 (all updates have been removed, this trick used to work to get Navigation working with GPS again)

    When I bring up Maps and Navigation, I speak or type an address.  Then I get a "Searching for GPS" bar across the bottom of the map that never goes away, and I don't get voice directions.  Since I'm usually driving alone I absolutely need the voice directions.  As noted above, there used to be a work around where I could delete all the updates and just use the app as installed on the phone.  That would at least work.  But now even that kludge is not helping.

    This function is probably the most important one I use this phone for, other than the phone itself.  Navigating in dense Washington DC it's a key reason I chose the Droid 3 in the first place.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Thongkong Thongkongyao 10/30/12 10:43 AM
    1. Droid Razr (XT910) - AIS (Thailand)
    2. ICS 4.0.4 OTA Official rom - Google maps 6.14.1
    3. After an occasional day trip with my car about 150km, the app went wrong by display can not find location. Sometime display the position with the signal tower but sometimes just says can not find location (no approximately location by signal tower)

    I've updated to ICS for around 2 months and never experience this kind of problem, still looking for any trigger I may intentionally made. I'm interesting about my wall charger, it's not officially made by motorola, I just use for temporaly since I'm on the trip and have no cable left (just forgot to bring the right one. I rarely use this charger anyway, but last time I used, my phone did not went wrong like this time.

    4. The problem start from 13.00 Sunday until 22.00 Tuesday (Bangkok area UTC+7). I already tried uninstall, clear cache, factory reset, install 3rd party gps accelerator. Nothing happen, still malfuntion.

    But then it just came back function, I don't know why, it's been working for 3 hours already.

    Will post for any update next day
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Thongkong Thongkongyao 10/30/12 8:59 PM
    It keeps saying "Your current location is temporarily unavailable" again
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Jason Claypole 10/31/12 1:58 PM
    galaxy mini
    giffgaff/O2
    android v 2.3.4
    google maps v 6.14.1

    issue is location 300 yards out used to be perfect destination is between 6 and 12 houses away used to be perfect  i always test after each update from my address to my mams used to be perfecy after last 4 updates it is wrong  on map destination  is between 6 and 12 houses away from target destination tried uninstall and and reinstall still the same  even after uninstall it shows wrong could already contacted you about this but still no change please could you help
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. hlwatson 10/31/12 4:41 PM
    1 - Galaxy Nexus. Telstra (Australian provider)
    2 - Android 4.1.2 Maps 6.14.1
    3 - Locations simply does not work. "Your current location is temporarily unavailable" Yes, all locations services and GPS settings are ON.
    4 - Open maps. Try to get location, above error appears.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. steelstock 10/31/12 5:19 PM
    i have an htc sensation and cannot turn off gps tracking.  i untick all four boxes under 

    settings + location + four boxes i used to check all of and/or uncheck all of

    googles location service
    gps satellites
    location and google searrch
    compass warning

    now when these are UNCHECKED AND BLANK it still tracks me.  i have noticed using latitude on google maps.  i now do not have privacy on where i go with my latitude friends.  i am screwed.


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. jimsey 10/31/12 6:43 PM
    1) Galaxy Nexus on Verizon
    2) 4.1.1 / 6.14.1
    3) I randomly appear in Cisco, TX. Happens intermittently
    4) Just use any app that uses GPS (Maps, Weatherbug, etc.) and I will randomly appear in Cisco, TX. Happens at home on WiFi, or on the go on 4G (but I always leave WiFi on). Little odd to see so many people in this thread also appearing in Cisco. At least I've learned by googling Cisco, I know its the home of the first Hilton hotel.    
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Zeldar 10/31/12 7:43 PM
    Google: Do you acknowledge there is a problem?  I have other apps that work fine with GPS, it's just the Google apps that are broken.  If you think it's my phone, please let me know so I can return it before the warranty expires.  Thanks.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. steelstock 11/1/12 7:32 AM
    please let me know if they answer you.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Rich Young 11/1/12 8:12 AM
    Looks like the problem has been fixed for me with the latest update. I've been able to get a GPS lock for several days now. Maps 6.14.1
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Zeldar 11/1/12 8:16 PM
    What version of Android and what device do you have?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. AMRaf 11/2/12 1:08 AM
    HTC Desire HD  Idea Cellular (India)
    Android 2.3.5   Google Map 6.14.1
        I bought my phone from Australia and Navigation was working fine over there, When I moved to India and using Navigation Beta, it is saying " Searching for GPS"..... Navigation showing me correct routes in India but no voice. (Installed the voice driver).

    Thanks in Advance,
    AMR
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Thongkong Thongkongyao 11/2/12 1:36 AM
    My phone went back to function for 2 days already, os and app version is just the same as the time it went down.

    Apart from joyful that the app went normal, I start to hate the droids. They are very fancy, high capability of customization, unlike my prior BB9900 phone.

    But the way users have to deal with these droids matters are very bad. I didnt expect for a perfect phone, but once there is some world wide issues like this, there should be some announcement to calm people down.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. kazmifar 11/3/12 1:36 AM
    1. Galaxy Note 2 / Rogers
    2. 4.1.1 / 6.14.1
    3. Any time I input directions and hit navigate, the bottom always says "Searching for GPS" It also doesn't give any voice turn by turn directions even though I know it's on and have toggled the voice on/off switch.

    Please help!
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. UniG 11/3/12 5:39 AM
    Has this issue been resolved? I'm having the same issues and would really love to get my navigation voice back.

    phone model and service provider: Droid Razr Maxx, Verizon
    OS and Google Maps version: Android 4.0.4.  maps version 6.14.1 (#6140011) gmm-android-Motorola
    brief summary of your issue: the voice no longer works when I go to navigation. I keep getting error "searching for GPS" but I can get directions list. This doesn't help when I'm driving and lost.
    step-by-step reproduction steps: this started after I upgraded the maps app. I don't know how to do a factory reset and don't want to lose anything on my phone. Please help!
    Our team values your feedback. 

    Thanks, 
    Daniel 
    Community Manager, Google Maps 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Zeldar 11/3/12 8:03 AM
    The ironic thing is that Maps and Navigation work fine on my Acer A100 with Android 4.0.3 and Maps 6.14.1, but I have to put my phone in mobile hotspot mode and use it for my network connectivity because the Acer is only WiFi.  So until this is fixed or Google tells me I need to get my phone replaced, I have to use two devices in the car in order to get turn-by-turn navigation.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Zeldar 11/3/12 9:11 AM
    Just installed Mapquest on my Galaxy Nexus unlocked, 4.1.2 Android, Google Maps 6.14.1.  Mapquest works perfectly.  Turn by turn works.  I guess I'll be using Mapquest until this [hopefully] gets fixed.  I prefer Google Maps and Navigation, but at least I have an alternative that works.  I am in the USA.  Not sure if Mapquest is worldwide.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. alanjenney 11/3/12 9:30 AM
    Okay, that didn't last with version 6.14.0.  A few uses of Maps or Navigation later, it started failing to get a GPS location again.  

    It is quite inconsistent, and frustrating when I am out and about needing directions!  I either get: 

    Flashing GPS icon in the status bar (with approximate location if enabled) followed by exact location, navigation starts or maps position shown.  :-)
    Flashing GPS icon in the status bar (approximate location if enabled) continues to flash, navigation never starts (searching for GPS...), maps says location not available.   :-(
    No GPS icon in the status bar (sometimes approx. locn if enabled).  Navigation never starts.  Maps says location not available.  :-(
    Navigation crashes after attempting to get current location (showing recent destination).  :-(
    Navigation crashes after choosing a destination.  :-(

    The first "success" case is the rarest outcome at the moment.  This is despite trying clearing data, removing updates, restarting phone, etc. 

    Although this started immediately after an update to the firmware to Android 4.0.4 (Samsung Galaxy S2 with Orange UK customisation), other apps that use GPS seem to have no problem.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. alanjenney 11/3/12 9:34 AM
    Nor version 6.14.1... urgh.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. mwb1957 11/4/12 4:51 PM
    1. LS Spectrum.  Verizon.
    2. Google Maps version 6.14.1.
    3. ICS 4.04.
    4. App worked until upgrade done in August.  Unsure which version. Constantly get a "SEARCHING FOR GPS" message.  As a result the voice turn-by-turn will not work.  To fix I have:
    Took phone into Vz store, 3 times.  Says that is the app.
    Gave me Wayze.  It works but I love Google maps more.
    Unstalled Maps & reinstalled.  No change.
    Posted issue on Google web site.  Got no response.
    Currently have call into to Vz support.
    CAN ANYONE HELP ME?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. nikhil61083 11/5/12 7:53 PM
    I got AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G (SGH - i997)
    GIngerbird



    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Kat McGhee 11/6/12 8:51 AM
    1. Motorola Droid 4, Verizon.
    2. Android version 4.0.4, Maps version 6.14.1
    3. GPS cannot locate me.
    4. Open maps, press "my location" icon. States "waiting for location," then "Your current location is temporarily unavailable." Have all GPS functions on, and have cleared the cache.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Shannon M. 11/7/12 11:03 AM

    Hello,

    First, I would like to thank you for your efforts!  I greatly appreciate Google’s products and services.  :)

    As mentioned already in this thread I too am having difficulties with Google Maps.  My information is as follows:

    1. Verizon Samsung SCH-1500
    2. Using the latest Google Maps version (updated 10-29-12)
    3. Firmware version 2.3.5
    4. I locate the address desired in Google Maps, select navigate, device shows “Searching for GPS” non-stop and never locates my location.  Step-by -step driving instructions are correct, voice and real-time navigation does not work.  Phone restarts have not resolved the issue.  App uninstall/re-install has not resolved the issue either. 

    Please let me know if you have further questions.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

    Thank you,

    Shannon 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Kazuma Hashimoto 11/7/12 2:18 PM
    1. Verizon Galaxy S3 (blue)
    2. Android 4.0.4    Google maps 6.11.1
    3. a. I lose GPS signal often when using navigation with Google Maps.
        b. It often takes a couple minutes to find my location when I first want to use navigation.
        c. My location is often wrong by enough that the navigator will give me wrong directions.  For example I will be driving down the highway and it will think I am on a side street running along the highway.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Zeldar 11/7/12 5:42 PM
    Galaxy Nexus unlocked with 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Maps 6.14.1.
     
    I FIXED MINE!!!!  Here's what I did:
     
    I have a Galaxy Nexus unlocked phone with pure Jelly Bean 4.1.2, so you may have to look in a slightly different place for the Google Apps Location Settings depending on how your carrier has 'customized' your O/S.
     
    What I discovered is that there are TWO different location settings on the phone (again, Android 4.1.2).  There are the location settings in the main Settings area.  Those location settings DO NOT APPLY TO GOOGLE MAPS, NAV, ETC.!!  Even if everything is enabled there, the Google apps can still be disabled.
     
    I discoverd this when I tapped on the grey Google bar that is across the top of the main screen of my phone to bring up Google Now.  When it came up, it notified me that Google apps could not access my location.  There was a button presented to change the location access setting and allow Google apps to use my location.  I simply enabled that access and everything started working again.
     
    In order to manually navigate to this setting, bring up Google Now and click on the three vertical dots (bottom of the screen below all of the Google Now 'cards', Note: You need to hide the keyboard to see the three dots).  Tap Settings, then choose Privacy and accounts and then Google location settings.  In that submenu, there is an on/off switch to 'Let Google apps to access your location'.  Again, this is separate from the location settings for other apps which is in the main Settings area.
     
    Once I enabled this Google apps-specific setting, I was able to use GPS on Maps and to use Navigation again.
     
    Why Google decided to have two different places to set location permissions is beyond me, but this was a great find for me.  I am very glad to have Navigation back in working order!
     
    I hope this helps others.  Good luck.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Sidver 11/8/12 3:53 AM
    Hello Sir, 

                      I have just purchase a new A110 Micromax with Android 4.0.4. It is have a GPS issue that says "Searching for GPS" for very long time and does not shows the accurate location and the navigation too. Kindly provide any information regarding how to resolve this issue. 

    Thanks 

    Siddharth 


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. alanjenney 11/8/12 9:16 AM
    Samsung Galaxy S2 on Orange UK.

    So it wasn't the update to Android 4.0.4 that I wondered about.  
    Had the Android version flashed by Samsung service centre back to 4.0.3.  When Maps updated to latest version (6.14.1), GPS not always working.  

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Daniel Mackin 11/8/12 10:03 AM
    HTC Vivid - AT&T
    Android 4.03 Google Maps 6.14.1
    Phone shows "searching for GPS" and never locks.  
    I have done a factory reset and installed GPS Status/Toolbox app both to no avail.  Maps app will grab my location, but Navigation only shows birdseye view and never goes to first person.  

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. kalahari00 11/9/12 4:18 PM
    Samsung note 2 (sprint).  Latest software as of 11/8/2012.
    It keeps saying I am in Anaheim,  CA, when I am actually in San Clemente, CA.  Making weather & GPS navigation useless.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. JeffCr 11/10/12 2:50 AM
    I have a Player Momo8 tablet using a three wireless dongle. I am using latest 4.1.1 Jelly Bean os. Google Maps version is 6.14.1.
    Maps does not appear to know where I am and even when I update to precise location on Google search page nothing happens. Google appears to think that my home address is an old address even though it has been updated on my profile.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. wviebahn 11/10/12 12:36 PM
    Hi,
    in Google Mobile Maps my GPS signal is very bad (wrong, changing, accuracy rings changing), while on the same device GPS is perfect with Locus.
    My device infos:
  • phone model, service provider: Motorola Atrix 4G (MB860_VFDE), Vodafone Germany
  • OS, Google Maps version:
    OS: Android 2.3.4, 
    Google Maps version: 6.14.1 (#614001) gmm-android-motorola
  • brief summary of your issue: see top
  • step-by-step reproduction steps: under all conditions.
  • Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. cealtea 11/10/12 1:34 PM
    1. HTC One X, AT&T It also happens with any other international networks
    2. Android ICS 4.0.4, Google Maps 6.14.1
    3. Gps does not give the location, always stuck in waiting for location until it fails and says Your location is not temporarily unavailable. Then I reboot my phone and everything works fine. It also happens in any other application that need my location (like MapWithMe or Tripadvisor).
    4. Do not use the gps for a while and then try to find your location inside maps. It does not work until the phone is rebooted. 

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. wviebahn 11/11/12 5:43 AM
    This is an addendum to my post:
    As you can see from the screenshots at the same place and same time Google Maps was about 700 metres off the proper location, as shown by Locus Pro, and the GPS-distance ring shows the inaccuracy of the GPS signal.
    I wonder, if the Google Maps team can or will do anything about this. For the meantime, I certainly won't use Google Maps, but the very much better Locus Pro!
    wviebahn
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. alanjenney 11/11/12 7:03 AM
    A few people have posted that the GPS location is reported many hundreds of metres out.  This can be because your location is reported by a number of means, some of which are less precise.

    One of these is Google's 'location service' provides an approximate location based on nearby cellular network (mobile phone) antennas, or from Wi-Fi networks if you are connected.  The centre of 'My Location' is shown as the recorded location of the radio source and the radius is based on the typical range of the radio source.  Data from the cellular network Google's 'location service' can provide a quick-reference without needing to wait for the GPS receiver in your device to 'warm up'.

    Apps that need a more accurate location can call on the GPS receiver, which can also get an approximate location (known as assisted GPS or a-GPS) without having to work out your position from scratch.  Sometimes the GPS receiver will assume that you haven't moved far from the last time a reading was taken, sometimes it will use network or radio information to get a starting point.  After that, it will continuously triangulate your position based on the streams of signal from the GPS satellites.  Some devices can also use data from motion sensors in the phone to determine whether you have changed direction or speed when the GPS signal is lost (such as in mountainous areas, between buildings or through tunnels).

    The upshot of this is that the 'my location' and the ring that shows the accuracy of it can vary considerably depending on the method used (you can toggle the various settings in the Android 'location services' settings menu to test the effects of these).  The impression I get from what is being reported is that some of the approximate location information is being obtained, but the accurate GPS receiver data is not.  And it appears to be regardless of the settings.

    My own experience was to get my phone re-flashed at a service centre (back to Android 4.0.3).  I have since re-updated the OS and the app to the version that was failing (Android 4.0.4 and Maps 6.14.1).  It no longer has a problem and I sincerely hope that it stays that way.  This would suggest that there was some problem with the sequence of updates of either the OS or the app.  I had been applying updates to the OS shortly after they became available (first Gingerbread, then Ice Cream Sandwich) using a USB connection to the PC.  As this didn't factory-reset everything, this could have resulted in a jumble of updates instead of a clean install.  Starting from scratch meant a few tedious hours of downloading my favourite apps and putting all the settings back in place, but you might want to give it a go as Google aren't fixing it!
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Douglas Gill 11/11/12 10:21 AM
    Gps  always fadeing on viewpad7
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. wviebahn 11/11/12 1:49 PM
    Hi, Alan,
    you took great troubles trying to get around this Google Maps GPS problem. But my impression is, that it's not a problem of the soft- or hardware environment, but solely of the app itself: On my Motorola Atrix 4G Google Maps very often is off hundreds of metres, while at the same moment, at the same spot, with the same device Locus Pro is exact almost to the metre (see my post with screenshots). So to me, and I can only recomend this to everybody, there's only one solution: not to use Google Maps for locating and everthing, that's dependend on that, and instead the very much better Locus Pro (by a little Czech company!).
    Cheers!
    wviebahn
     
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. puli sandeep 11/13/12 2:14 AM
    HTC Desire c, navigation issue..
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Robin Schweitzer 11/13/12 8:32 AM
    1. LG Viper 4G LTE, Sprint
    2. Android 2.3.7 Google maps 6.14.1
    3. I can't get the app to talk or direct me. It says "searching for GPS" at the bottom of the screen, even if I have GPS and WiFi turned on. It doesn't matter if I'm inside our outside...I can't get it to work.
    4. Open to google maps. Press directions. Enter a location and press "navigate". It will say "Follow the route" at the top of the screen and "searching for GPS..." at the bottom of the screen
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Shaikh Nadeem 11/13/12 11:18 AM
    Phone Model : Xperia WT19I
    Carrier : Aircel India
    OS : Android ICS : 4.0.4
    Issue : GPS Doesnt works at all .. not for maps neighter navigation .. nor Browser .. Need Help ..
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Kevin Pors 11/13/12 11:41 AM
    1. Samsung Galaxy S3, GT-I9300, T-Mobile. Rooted.
    2. Android 4.1.2, Maps version 6.14.1 (flashed CyanogenMod 10)
    3. Google Maps and Navigation refuse to get any kind of location by GPS.
    4. Just open Maps or Navigation, it'll say "Your location is temporarily unavailable" or the like.
    If I share my location using WhatsApp for instance, it pinpoints me perfectly accurate. Perhaps 5 meter off. 
    Also tried the GPS Status app from the Google Play, it finds about eighteen satellites. All greens.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Daniel Mackin 11/13/12 3:04 PM
    UPDATE 11/13/12

    I tried Locus as well.  No luck.  GPS Status and Toolbox and Locus both see satellites but never obtain fix.  
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Ian Talbot 11/14/12 12:06 PM
    1. blackberry bold 9900
    2. bb version 7.1.0 bundle 2108  and Google maps ver 4.5.3
    3. my location is always temporarily unavailable
    4. when looking for directions, I click on directions.  Then select MY LOCATION for start point and then enter my destination address.  The result is always "your location temporarily unavailable"!!

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    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Eric Hayes 11/14/12 8:21 PM
    This worked for me on my Galaxy Note SHGI717.  TYVM.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. sombrita 11/14/12 8:29 PM
    Same problem as others.  Navigation just says Searching for GPS... at the bottom.  I've had this problem for months, since my phone was replaced.  HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon Wireless, version 6.14.1.  Very very very frustrating.  Please tell me how to fix it.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Deb Hefflefinger 11/15/12 9:30 AM
    1. HTC Inspire, AT&T
    2. Android 2.3.5; Google Maps version 6.14.1
    3. The navigation feature will not start navigating (with the arrow on the road following my position). Maps works out the routes, displays 'Follow the route' at the top of the screen, but at the bottom of the screen says 'Searching for GPS...' and this stays there. My GPS is turned on, flashing at the top of the screen, and it is working as I tested it with another app and I am not indoors. Just started doing this in the last week or so.
    4. step-by-step reproduction steps - I do not know what you mean by this.
    I have tried uninstalling updates, the app itself, and clearing data and cache.  Nothing works.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. brent11 11/15/12 4:48 PM
    Navigation will find my location and my points of interest but cannot navigate me step by step to destination always says follow Route searching for GPS. I have a droid x Google Maps version 5.2 .1
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. wviebahn 11/15/12 5:10 PM
    Well, then something is wrong with your device.
    Wilfried
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    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. (unknown) 11/16/12 2:28 PM
    Worked for me, on my nexus! Thanks!
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. dontbotherme 11/16/12 11:05 PM
    THIS IS THE SOLUTION!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! Man, this was killing me! All my other apps were able to access my GPS location except Google Maps. It makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE why Google would separate the location access for Google Apps and Other Apps. THANK YOU once again Zeldar!
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Daniel Mackin 11/18/12 9:45 AM
    Hi - are you using Jelly Bean or ICS?  Thanks!
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Zeldar 11/18/12 10:41 AM
    My phone is running Jelly Bean 4.2.  I found my Google GPS fix on JB 4.12 (see my earlier post from 11/7).  I also have an Acer Android tablet on ICS 4.0.3.  It does not have the same options for Google GPS as my Galaxy Nexus JB phone does.  On Acer's 4.0.3, I did find a checkbox in the settings of Google search (in the upper left of the Home screen) that is entitled "Use My Location - Use My Location for Google Search results and other Google services".  I have that checked but it is not necessary on this Acer-ized version of Android 4.0.3. It works even if it is unchecked.   I KNOW the Jelly Bean Google Location enable setting is necessary to get GPS to work on Google apps such as Nav and Maps, at least on pure Jelly Bean as is on my Galaxy Nexus phone.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. dontbotherme 11/18/12 9:12 PM
    I'm using Jelly Bean 4.12 (build JZO54K) on my Galaxy Nexus. I unintentionally experimented today and force quit Google Services Framework along with clearing its cache. After doing that, I tried Google Maps and sure enough, no location. So I went back into the Google App specific location setting (as outlined by Zeldar) and Google Apps Location setting to "OFF". Once I turned it back on, Google Maps was working just fine once again.

    This must be a new "feature" of something because it never did that before. I'm gonna take a WAG (Wild A** Guess) that Google stores the Google App specific Location Setting in the GSF cache.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Daniel Mackin 11/19/12 8:38 AM
    Yeah, I'm screwed.  I'm on ICS 4.03 with an HTC Vivid.  I have tried EVERYTHING and it just ain't gonna work.  HTC is not releasing Jelly Bean for this device.

    I've done a factory reset.
    I've verified all necessary check boxes are selected.
    I've stopped and restarted Google Framework Services.
    I've downloaded and run GPS Status and reset/downloaded A-GPS utility.
    I've uninstalled Maps updates/reinstalled.

    Other GPS apps can "see" tons of satellites, but cannot get a fix.  Oh well.  Guess I'm waiting til I can afford an upgrade!

    Thanks everyone.
    Daniel
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. david andra 11/19/12 5:51 PM
    1.Samsung Galaxy Fascinate,Verizon....
    2.gingerbread 2.3.6 and google maps v6.14.1
    3. Why my google maps when pointing my location its not accurate at all?SUCKS!!!!!
    the pointing always keep showing that I'm in another places far away from my actual place...
    Please fix it
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Thongkong Thongkongyao 11/19/12 6:38 PM
    My droid Razr occasionally face this problem, my resolution now is remove the sim card until the phone says "Emergency call only" then insert the sim back.

    IMO it was not the GPS hardware, the glitch should be relate to the phone signal/
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    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. skythra 11/19/12 8:27 PM
    Thank you. I can't believe this is the solution and there's no setting in settings or anywhere else. But if you fix it inside the google now settings, it works across all gapps.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Edmond Siu 11/20/12 9:45 AM
    This helped me, thanks! 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Grzesiek Tylenda 11/20/12 1:00 PM

    1. galaxy nexus, tmobile
    2. 4.1.2, maps 6.14.1
    3. maps are constantly searching for location. this ends up wit error "Your current location is temporarily unavailable". GPS test app show that phone has no problem with seeing satellites and setting location.
    4. just opening maps, it can't find my location.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. pihu 11/21/12 1:32 AM
    Hi 
    i have Samsung Ace Plus 
    Android Version-2.3.6.
    Ginegerbread
    I am unable to see my location on google latitude. Have tried many times by re installing the maps but the problem remain.
    My friends are unable to see my location.Kindly tell what to do.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Jimmy King 11/21/12 6:27 AM
    1) HTC One S on T-Mobile
    2) Android 4.0.4, Map 6.14.1
    3) Maps cannot get my location via GPS, Navigation always says Searching For GPS.  When I use GPS Status or GPS Test apps I usually see 10-12 sattelites in view but never have any in use.  At one point I got one sattelite in use for maybe 5 minutes.
    4) start maps, nav, etc. and wait
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Dusty Haynes 11/24/12 9:03 AM
    1. T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2
    2. Android 4.0.4. Maps version 6.14.1
    3. My device is just constantly searching for GPS and never finds it. This happens in all location apps, not just maps. Outside on clear, blue sky days, it still finds nothing. My Nexus 7 finds me right away.
    4. Open Navigation app and select a destination. Begins searching for GPS and never finds it. Open maps app and immediately the "Searching using gps" icon begins flashing and does not stop.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. s2-s3 user. 11/25/12 5:48 AM
    1. Galaxy S3
    2. Latest version ad of today.
    3. Why wont gmaps work with just GPS only like it did on my galaxy s2...?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. lgrella 11/25/12 6:57 AM
    Verizon
     Samsung Galaxy S2 3. Android 4.0.4. Maps version 6.14.1

    My device is always searching for GPS and never finds it. This happens in navigation,waze, maps. The few times this week it did work, my location was slightly east of where i actually am.

    Open Navigation app and select a destination. Begins searching for GPS and never finds it. Open maps app and immediately the "Searching using gps" icon begins flashing and does not stop. Also the icon on the top always is flashing and says searching using GPS.

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    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Enrique Morales 11/25/12 8:14 AM
    Nexus 7.
    Android 4.2
    Maps 6.14.1
    Maps/navigation fails to lock the gps, other tools that use the gps work perfectly fine.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Enrique Morales 11/26/12 7:53 AM
    Apparently turning on Google now fixes it, now it locks:

    What I did was:
    1) Turned on google now
    2) Under location settings I had to turn on the access to wifi location (I understand it is/was called AGPS), 
    3) Agreed to the anonymous data collection from google
    4) turned off WiFi
    5) open Maps

    It locked immediately...

    My guess is that either enable google now or agreeing to the anonymous data collection fixed it...


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Dusty Haynes 11/26/12 8:05 AM
    That's great for nexus devices but I'm on ICS on a galaxy s3. Google now is not an option on my phone
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Enrique Morales 11/26/12 8:34 AM
    Another update:

    Unfortunately, it didn't fix it, somehow it appeared to work once, but it looks like it saved the position set by the wifi location system for a few minutes and then died.

    somehow Maps is not capable to use the GPS.

    Sygic, GPS status and GPS fix apps can lock the GPS position in a heartbeat (well, maybe 10 heartbeats)...


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. engineer2001 11/27/12 2:00 PM
    1. Droid RAZR MAXX on Verizon
    2. Android 4.0.4 - System Version 6.16.211.XT912.Verizon.en.US || Google Maps Version 6.14.1 (#6140011) gmm-android-motorola
    3. Maps finds my location nearly instantly and even shows me driving directions very quickly, but when I tap the button to navigate, Navigation shows "Waiting for location" with "Searching for GPS" at the bottom for as long as 15 minutes before it finally shows me the steps.  It is the same if I use voice actions to "Navigate to X".  I can usually pull my car over, memorize the textual driving instructions (or have my wife read them as we drive), and find the place I am going before the Navigation app locks on my location.  I did a total system reset (but leaving the checkbox unchecked so I can keep my pics and data on my SD card), uninstalled and reinstalled Maps and Navigation, and even tried downloading various "GPS fix" apps from the Play Store to no avail.
    4. (a) Hold the search button and wait for the "speak now" prompt.  (b) Say "Navigate to Walmart."  (c) Tap the closest Walmart location in the list of results and watch it choke when trying to lock on my location.  _OR_ (i) Launch Maps, see it lock right away on my location. (ii) Tap the directions symbol button and enter a destination (iii) Tap the Get Directions button to see the correct directions (correct with my actual location as my starting point if I then tap the Directions List button). (iv) Tap the Navigate button and watch it choke when trying to lock on my location.
    Please fix this.  It is seriously throwing a wet blanket over my Android picnic not being able to rely on my phone to give me turn-by-turn voice navigation.  I have become dependent on it more than I should have.  I didn't see this issue on my first RAZR MAXX, but I had to send it back because the speaker stopped working unless I pressed hard on the Kevlar back to the upper corner.  This replacement device I now have has had this issue since I got it three or so months ago.  I don't know if the timing was bad (got this replacement just as some Navigation app update occurred) or if it is device dependent.  I was trying to read up on home remedies/solutions for this issue, and I found a link to this discussion.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Eric Greer 11/27/12 3:06 PM
    Galaxy Note II,  4.1  jellybean
    Google maps
    My location is off by a few blocks
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Eric Greer 11/27/12 3:08 PM
    Galaxy Note II,  4.1 jelly bean
    Google maps app
    Tmobile service
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Karon Price 11/29/12 2:25 PM
    Motorola Razr Maxx, Verizon Wireless Android Version 2.3.6. System Version 6.12.181.XT912 Verizon.en.US MAPS Version 6.8.1

    My latitude is not working my husband and I share our locations with one another and it never updates my locations, the only thing that it does very good is to drain my battery and get me lost

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Joseph O'Connor 11/29/12 4:43 PM
    LG-P925 - AT&T
    Android Version - 2.2.2
    6.14.1 (#6140011)
    gmm-android-lge

    When I try to navigate some where, there is a message that says "Searching for GPS" at the bottom of the screen and it doesn't go away.

    It doesn't matter where I am, in the state of CT or out of the state, it allays says the same thing.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. russb 11/30/12 7:11 AM
    Tap the little red white compass arrow and it will toggle viewpoints.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Marko Haverinen 11/30/12 8:28 AM
    1. Samsung Galaxy Nexus, DNA (it's a Finnish operator)
    2. OS: Android 4.2.1 (JOP40D) , Maps: 6.14.1
    3. When starting from Maps, Navigation app won't start, stops at "Waiting for location" prompt (the notification shade says that the location has been set with GPS). When started directly, simply crashes.
    4. Start Navigation by tapping the program icon, or start navigation from within Maps.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Jacqueline Fenner 11/30/12 8:32 AM
    Jacqueline Fenner Android 6.3
    3) navigation stopped working today, even though map knows my location. I got phone on black Friday and navigation worked before today
    4) open navigation, is searching for my location, keeps searching for a minute or so, closes out of navigation app

    Jacqui Fenner

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Jacqueline Fenner 11/30/12 8:38 AM
    1) HTC rezound
    2) Android 6.3
    3) navigation app stopped working today. I bought the phone in black Friday and navigation worked before today.
    4) open navigation, says its searching for location, after a minute or so navigation shuts down and phone returns to previous screen.
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    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Rick Streiff 12/1/12 3:09 PM
    I have tried to use Goggle maps on my Motorola X2 Droid on Verizon. Shows always searching for GPS and there is no voice Navigation. You can see the dot on the map that shows my vehicle location and it moves, but map will not update or give directions. Is there a fix for this? In Los Angeles and have tried in many locations, I end up giving up and using my Garmin.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Juanan Robledo 12/4/12 2:33 AM
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus White YAKJU version - Using Simyo Spain as carrier

  • Stock Android OS: 4.2.1 Baseband I9250XXLH1, Compilation JoP40D, Kernel 3.0.31-gd5a18e0
  • Google Maps version: 6.14.1
  • brief summary of your issue: Unable to connect to GPS in the navigation mode. Searching GPS continuosly.
  • step-by-step reproduction steps: Wifi is off, i connect google maps and search for a location. it finds it, it even finds my position wether using wifi or just the gps as main locator. I go to the navigation menu, it doesn't work, gets stuck. 
  • Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Enzo Tan 12/7/12 1:26 AM
    1. Asus Padfone 2 , Singtel Singapore
    2. Android ICS
    3. Even with Google Location services turn on, I am unable to get a location lock on at indoors. It works perfectly fine outdoors but indoor wise, no.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. luka9 12/7/12 2:38 PM
    1. samsung galaxy s2 I9100P on orange uk
    2. os is android 4.0.4 and maps ver is 6.14.1
    3. allright so 2 issues here don't know if they are related:
         a. when i start the app it shows "waiting for location" in the middle of the screen. now if i touch the screen anywhere while it is doing that, the app will crash/exit automatically
         b. 80% of the time it can't locate me. it just shows "Searching for GPS..." i have 2 other navigation apps and they both work fine so it doesn't look like a hardware issue. but i want to use maps because i like it
    4. i can reproduce the issues any time and every time. just start navigation and tap the screen anywhere while it is showing "waiting for location" and the app will exit. if the "waiting for location" message appears briefly and you miss it then disable all location services and leave only gps enabled so it takes longer to find the location
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. roy hemphill 12/8/12 5:01 PM
    Any luck? Same exact issue.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. roy hemphill 12/8/12 5:09 PM
    Samsung Galaxy S3 / Verizon

    Android 4.0.4 / maps 6.14.1

    Icon for GPS search always on while maps/navigation is on. Location jumps from a block east of actual location every mile or so.

    step-by-step reproduction steps: load maps, get lost. Decipher location based of displacement and say sorry I'm late.

    Joking aside, I've seen a number of posts detailing this issue. I have tried calibrating using GPS toolbox with no luck.

    I love what you do google! But you are jacking up my ingress game!

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. R. Rambeau 12/11/12 5:29 AM
    Daniel, I'm currently having issues with navigation on my razr maxx. I'm a verizon subscriber.Maps version 6.14.1
    Error message: searching for gps. I would really appreciate your help.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Sam Vong 12/11/12 1:16 PM
    I had the same issue on my galaxy nexus 4.2.1, and then for the fun of it went to Google now and noticed it only had a search option.  So I set up Google now to show cards and went thru the location access settings and noticed my cards for driving directions again.  I then tried to search different places for navigation and it was fixed.  Seems like Google now is needed to be set up for the navigation to work.  Hope this info helps.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Android new user 12/13/12 6:49 AM
    Hi,
    I am too having same issue .
    It is having GPS issue ... always says "Searching for GPS" for very long time and does not shows the accurate location. Kindly provide any information regarding how to resolve this issue
     
    mobile : Micromax A110
    Android : 4.0.4
     
    advance thanks
    Balaji H
     
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    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. JonC3D 12/14/12 10:43 PM
    I've had the problem for months on my Atrix 4G. I've between getting by by using an older version of Maps as suggested by others in this thread. Besides missing out on the latest version of Maps, there's no way in the play store to ignore updates on that app while updating inferring else easily. Now I'm trying out the free GPS Status & Toolbox app. So far it seems to mitigate the problems, even with the latest Maps. Has anyone else here had success with it? I'll try to remember to follow up here if it continues to work for me.


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Marcelo Deodato 12/17/12 12:08 PM
    Samsung Galaxy S3
    - carrier: AT&T
    - came with OS 4.0 and I've recently updated to Jelly Bean 4.1.1
    - Google Maps 6.14.1
    - Google Navigation Beta

    All maps apps work (MapQuest, GPS Status) only Google Navigation is unable to located GPS signal. It keeps showing "Searching for GPS" indefinitely.
    Tried GpsFix and GPS Status clean up but did not work.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Marko Haverinen 12/18/12 7:32 AM
    Just upgraded Maps to version 6.14.2 and after a quick test the Navigation seemed to start ok.
    trying to correct location Douglas Gill 12/18/12 8:05 AM
    every time i change location  and enter new one. my old location comes back . i thought gps did all this for you?

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. J. Javier Valdez 12/18/12 4:07 PM
    Samsung Galaxy S3
    - carrier: AT&T
    - came with OS 4.0 and I've recently updated to Jelly Bean 4.1.1

    Google Navigation is unable to located GPS signal. It keeps showing "Searching for GPS" indefinitely.


    Tried GpsFix and GPS Status clean up but did not work.

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. jake wiemer 12/18/12 7:49 PM
    My HTC rezound GPS won't work anymore. It can't find my location and yes I have everything checking on the location setting. When it does , which is rarely, then it gets stuck on searching for GPS. And it has never found the GPS. It just started doing this about a week ago. I've tried everything I can think of including  erasing everything and factory resetting my phone. Please fix I don't want to have to go to an iPhone.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. jake wiemer 12/18/12 7:52 PM
    I just replied and forgot to give you my emailit's jake....@gmail.com
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Akshay Prabhu Gaonkar 12/27/12 7:55 PM
    Micromax A90S on ICS 4.0.4.
    GPS locks fine with maps 6.8.1. Does not lock while on maps 6.14.1
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. TrevorMatt Bowmanwood 12/28/12 12:37 AM
    Hi

    HTC One X
    Andrid 4.1
    Searching for GPS but never finds a satellite and so Navigation Beta fails (used not to on ICS)

    Matt 
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. David Evan 1/1/13 2:36 PM
    Incredible 2 latest OS.  Force closes Google maps.  Gps off by a kilometer or more
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. lutfisk 1/3/13 1:37 PM
    I have two phones that are experiencing this "searching for GPS" problem.
    1. HTC Incredible, Verizon
    2. Android 2.3.4, Maps 6.14.2
    3. The navigation feature will not start navigating. Maps works out the routes, displays "Follow the route" at the top of the screen, but at the bottom of the screen says "Searching for GPS..." and stays there even though GPS is turned on.
    1. HTC Incredible 2, Verizon
    2. Android 2.3.4, Maps 6.14.2
    3. The navigation feature will not start navigating (with the arrow on the road following my position). Maps works out the routes, displays "Follow the route" at the top of the screen, but at the bottom of the screen says "Searching for GPS..." and stays there even though GPS is turned on.

    I updated maps in the hope that the problem would be fixed. I called Verizon and they walked me through several troubleshooting steps but the problem still persists. Verizon says it is Google's problem.


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Kimberly Newsome 1/5/13 3:05 PM
    My Navagation keeps saying searching GPS all the way from Atlanta,GA to Brunswick,GA and all the way to Chicago IL. I have my GPS settings on.  HELP!
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Daniel Foshay 1/9/13 2:41 AM
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 with ATT
    4.0.4
    Since I have updated to 4.0.4 as software update with ATT over the air my GPS keeps searching and will not lock on to anything.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. ezjonas 1/9/13 9:11 AM
    nexus 7, can't access location while offline for some reason...
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Tom Reiter 1/9/13 10:16 AM
    1. Samsung S3 SCH-i535 on Verizon (32GB)
    2. OS Android v4.1.1 and Google Maps v6.14.2, Google
    3. GPS appears to work in Maps (although not very accurately), but not at all once I switch to navigation.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Michael Mangi 1/9/13 12:03 PM
    1. Samsung Galaxy SIII (SCH-I535), Verizon Wireless
    2.  Android 4.1.1, Maps 6.14.2
    3.  Occasionally the Maps application will be unable to lock on to my location even while I am standing outside.  GPS icon continually flashes and never locks in, and circle around the arrow to indicate location will shrink and then widen back out.  Navigation will then be unable to get my location and show my route to get home and Ingress is unable to get an accurate location
    4.  Stand outside, open maps, wait, wait, wait, disable and reenable GPS, wait, still no change, reboot phone, wait, still no change.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. James Hartenfeld 1/10/13 9:31 AM
    Motorola RAZR M
    Verizon
    Droid RAZR M
    Latest version of Google maps
    My positioning is off my a few blocks all the time, also the blue arrow never faces the right direction

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. James Hartenfeld 1/10/13 9:31 AM
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. planostanton 1/10/13 2:40 PM
    1) HTC Inspire 4G/AT&T
    2) Gingerbread/Latest Google Maps
    3) I'm in Dallas, TX. My phone thinks it's in Bakersfield, CA.
    4) Just let the phone sync. It's automatic.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. squirrelonfire 1/11/13 10:38 AM
    I need some serious help please? My navigation only says "Searching for GPS now."

    1) Motorolla Razr Maxx - Verizon
    2) ICS 4.0.4 / Maps version 6.1.4.2
    3) My Navigation now only says "Searching for GPS." I can no longer use Navigation
    4) Open up Navigation and try to get direction for any location. Then you will get only "Searching for GPS" message, nothing else.

    (unknown) 1/11/13 10:40 AM <This message has been deleted.>
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Dania Ross 1/12/13 12:17 PM
    I have been having an issue with the navigation ever since my phone did the update to I guess it's 4.1.1. The android version says 4.1.1, HTC sense version is 4+, software version is 3.15.651.16 71ORD. The phone is an Evo 4G LTE through Sprint. When I look under the Maps app, in About it says I am using Version 6.14.2(#6140205) gmm-android-htc, Platform is android JTC-Jewel-EVO. 

    I have a problem when I turn on the navigation. I enter the address and it calculates the route and it will last anywhere from 5 seconds to 10 minutes before it hangs up then crashes and asks me to send an error report. I've sent the report probably over 50 times. I've uninstalled maps and re-installed it, I've re-updated everything I could find but nothing fixes it. Can you please tell me what to do with this?

    -Dania
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Dania Ross 1/12/13 12:27 PM
    I figure you will probably know what I was trying to type here: "Platform is android JTC-Jewel-EVO." but just in case, it is HTC-Jewel-EVO. Thanks.

    -Dania
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Ruhi Mudliar 1/14/13 7:35 AM
    1. Phone model - Sony Xperia P with Vodafone
    2. Android - ICS,  Google map - 6.14.
    3. Unable to detect my location, I guess after an update. It tries to find out the location but couldn't find out. It days unable to locate temporarily.

    Kindly resolve the issue.

    Thanks in advance.

    Ruhi

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Ruhi Mudliar 1/14/13 7:35 AM
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Chris Vena 1/14/13 10:31 AM
    1. Samsung Galaxy S3 on ATT
    2. Jelly Bean OS and Google Maps 6.14.2
    3. Google Maps itself works fine, but the navigation is constantly looking for a gps and can never find one. On Maps i can get a route to where i need to go, but I cannot get turn by turn directions with navigation

    Thanks for the help
    Chris

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Daniel Mackin 1/14/13 11:00 AM
    HELLLP!  Still no luck. Is there any ETA on when this might be resolved?  
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. squirrelonfire 1/14/13 11:11 AM
    I downloaded this app GPS Status and Toolbox. Now my Navigation works again. What this app does is to save the acquired GPS location onto your phone so that Google Navigation app can use it to perform turn by turn direction. However, your experience may differ. Still worth a try.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. nicothed2 1/14/13 7:21 PM
    1. Samsung S2, AT&T but used abroad (right now, without any SIM card)
    2. Android 4.0.4
    3. When abroad (out of the US), especially without data connection, the GPS simply does not fire up.  GPS Status app show 0/2, 0/5 satellites found.  This applies most of the times, in Europe, Africa and Asia.  It works very infrequently, without any easy recognizable pattern.

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Brandi Simpson 1/15/13 4:22 AM
    Samsung GS2 SPH-D-710
    4.0.4
    Google Map 6.14.2

    I was shown to be about a half mile north of where I actually was. I was looking for a small side road off of a main route and luckily I knew where I was so I disabled the GPS and used the map alone. I would have really been lost!
    I use the map a lot and this was the first time I had this issue. I am also using a new device and I have had a lot of issues with the model. I'm on my 4th GS2 in a month so it could be my phone and not the GPS location for Google.

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. razingkane93 1/15/13 8:18 AM
    1. Samsung Galaxy S3....Verizon
    2. 4.1.1 Maps v6.14.2
    3. Opening Navigation I get the message Searching for gps. Navigation finds my location and correctly identifies a route. However, navigation will not navigate the route and there is no voice turn by turn support. 
    4. Open navigation and I get the Searching for gps. It happens every time. This started about 4 weeks ago. 
    Location services is set with Standalone GPS services and Google location services ticked on and VZW location services ticked off. I have cleared map cache and data, uninstalled and re-installed maps, FC MapServiceSamsung, reboots, power off, power off with battery pulls...I've also installed GPS Status Toolbox app. More often than not, this app is never able to lock onto GPS.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Harish Gorantyal 1/15/13 8:49 AM
    Phone:XOLO A700
    OS:4.0.4
    Network provider:bsnl
    Issue:always showing 'searching for GPS'
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Mickey Davis 1/16/13 6:57 AM
    Note 2 shows Las Vegas even though I'm in NYC. My note 1 had this problem also but it somehow resolved, I'm not sure how. Very annoying and surprisingly below Google's standards, for such a problem to persist for a year or so.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. mhajii210 1/18/13 2:58 PM
    1. HTC EVO 4G LTE (4.1.1 Jelly Bean, Sense 4+), Sprint (here in Los Angeles)
    2. 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, Maps 6.14.2
     
    Chrome is not able to get my precise location.  Firefox, Dolphin and the stock browser on my phone are able to.  Is this bug related to the GPS issue on this topic?  I don't know when this started, or if Chrome was able to obtain my precise location in the past.  On my Nexus 7, Chrome is able to obtain the correct location.
     
    mhajii210
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Randy Woodral 1/19/13 1:10 AM
    I have a t mobile mytouch by LG add my partners iPhone he is able to track made my every move um I'm pretty well stupid when it comes to computers. But it's very uncomfortable when he is like has Follows me onGPS and that's what my friends told me is going on. What I do my phone to make it's not be able to be traced I turn off the GPS is that enough Help I'm being stalked
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. ehg 1/19/13 4:46 AM
    From a technical point of view you have to switch off your phone.

    Any phone can traced - the police or the FBI does't all the time if necessary for them.
    Nevertheless some hints:
    Switching of the GPS will not help for tracking you by "normal" users alone. 
    You need to select the available options to disable location tracking on your phone:
     (according my Android 2.3.3) I naviagte to
    Phone Menu button --> Settings --> Location and security --> My location --> disable all below listed location services: wifi,  GPS & sensor
    But doing so most of the apps will not work anymore.

    Greetings
    ehg

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Apshep 1/19/13 5:24 AM
    Motorola ATRIX MB860
    Android 2.3.4
    Maps 6.14.2
    Navigation is showing correct location however Maps is unable to get a lock and has me in the general area (jumping around within about 1to mile). App GPS status 4.0.1 has full and correct lock so seems to be a problem with Maps accessing the position from the GPS
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Amnon Scharfstein 1/20/13 12:59 AM
    1. phone model and service provide - Galaxy Nexus / Pelephone (Israel)
    2. OS and Google Maps version - Android 4.2.1 Maps 6.14.1
    3. brief summary of your issue - Maps hangs on "Searching for GPS"
    4. step-by-step reproduction steps - turn maps on
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Judith Harper 1/20/13 5:27 AM
    My maps thinks I am in Dar Salam in Tanzania.  I have HTC desire with Android Froyo.  I am actually in BocaRaton Florida. My weather and time is are also affected.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Olivier Studer 1/21/13 2:48 AM
    Hi,

    I have from the last friday a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini with the following configuration:

    Android 4.1.1
    Maps 6.14.2

    And the GPS indicate always the following address for the default location : Cisco, USA, Texas.

    Why ?

    Do you have found a solution ?

    regards
    /Olivier
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Kelly Keller 1/21/13 9:28 AM
    Galaxy S III, Goodle maps is always searching for GPS when I use navigation. This is terrible.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Saquib Jalal 1/22/13 5:59 AM
    1. HTC Desire S/O2
    2. Gingerbread / Google maps version 6.14.2
    3. GPS working on google maps but not navigation, when i find the location on maps, the blue dot representing where i am is correct. when try to get navigation directions to the same location, navigation says "Getting Driving Instructions" and "Searching for GPS..." continously. I have downloaded "GPS Test" app, and it does not appear to detect GPS Sarelites.
    4. find address on maps, select the location and press directions, select any mode of transport (usually car), and the press the navigation button (blue arrow)

    Kind regards,

    Saquib
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Freddie Micallef 1/24/13 2:39 AM
    my smartphone is..thl w1 android4.i am having a problem when i try to use the gps im receiving this>>>no gps location.
    any help will be appreciated
    Freddie
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Freddie Micallef 1/24/13 9:52 AM
    1 my mobile phone is thl w1 android4.
    2 OS is Android.I dont have any idea about google maps version,but I am sure I'm using google maps.
    3 My brief summary is this....When I set evrything that is from where i am leaving and myb destination i click start and at the bottom of my phone a notice pops up saying ..no gps signal.I tried to change my position and stil saying same 
    Any help is appreciated.
    Regards
    Freddie.


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. jhonny cambell 1/24/13 11:05 AM
    hello i lost my phone and was wondering whats the best way to find it.at&t galaxy note 2.i tried latitude but its not accrate.pls help b 4 my battery dies.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Tornadoes28 1/24/13 1:15 PM
    Why is my navigation not speaking? I have voice turned on and volume up but the navigator does not speak.

    Samsung Galaxy SIII android 4.1

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Tornadoes28 1/24/13 1:22 PM
    And always says searching for gps.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Tornadoes28 1/24/13 1:30 PM
    And says searching for gps also. Has this been fixed?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Laswitsch Costa 1/24/13 2:39 PM
    1. Motorola Atrix MB860
    2. Android  4.2.1 and Google Maps 6.14.2
    3. The GPS orientation is working, but the navigation dont. The app didn`t get the location
    4. Turned on GPS > Turned on Maps and wait... with no response. Tried turn on the application first, but it didn`t work either
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Tornadoes28 1/24/13 3:12 PM
    I fixed it. Go to app manager, Google maps, clear data, restart phone.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. yks0000 1/26/13 4:29 AM
    Sony Xperia Sola
    Andriod 4.0
    Reproduction Steps:

    Go to Navigation and then it keep searching for locations
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Saquib Jalal 1/28/13 2:20 AM
    I dont know if this actually fixed it, but i tried this, and gps navigation is now working.
     
    Cheers buddy.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. darlene muto 1/28/13 6:40 PM
    1.Samsung Galaxy S III, model# 999, T-MOBILE
    2. 2012 Google, 6.10.0 gmm android, android 4.1.1
    3. before I'm moving/driving it cannot accurately find me. I even did it manually & it was still inaccurate. it is difficult to find where you are going if it doesn't show you in the accurate place to begin with.
    4. I clicked on the manual entry, filled it out with even the zip waited to let it update, & it still is about 6blocks off.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Amy Sudha 1/29/13 8:40 AM
    I've been having this problem ever since my OS got upgraded to Jelly Bean (turn on GPS, start Maps, click my location button, get notice "Please enable Google apps location access"). 

    Here's the fix: Settings > Accounts > Google > Location settings > move slider to On
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Flytrap777 1/29/13 10:14 AM
    1.Galaxy S3 on AT&T

    2. Android 4.1. & Google Maps 6.14.2

    3. When setting a location keep getting searching for GPS message. GPS is on. This seems to be a software glitch

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Robert Wilt 1/29/13 3:05 PM
    Can someone tell me how my phone travels when it's beside me. Most days it shows i traveled by many miles. I haven't even left the house. What issue is this?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. J. Garcia 1/30/13 6:51 PM
    1. HTC Droid Incredible 2 - Verizon
    2. Android Version - 2.3.4; Software # 6.01.605
    3. Google maps version 6.14.2
    4. Google Navigation (beta) will remain at "Searching for GPS" for several minutes
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Timothy Shoobridge 2/1/13 7:12 AM
    1. Motorola Droid 3 on Verizon
    2.android version 2.3.4 maps version 6.14.2
    3. Latitude is showing me in houston when I am 1000+ miles from there
    4. even my latitude contacts see me as being 1/2 a continent away. A a result, google nav won't work properly.  
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Win Soe 2/1/13 8:23 AM
    LENOVO A2107 TABLET
    ANDROID 4.0
    Google map 6.8
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Suresh Vasanthkumar 2/1/13 4:36 PM
    1. Motorola Atrix 2 and Vodafone IN
    2. Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 and 6.14.2(#6140205)
    3. GPS doesnt work
    4. Go to google maps > Searching for GPS > no progress.

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Mary Newman 2/1/13 7:00 PM
    Hello,
    I have a galaxy 3 android 4.1.1
    I have no idea what map version I am using but it should be the latest version for this device.
    When I search for a place called Seabar Restaurant , it gives me the correct address of 475 Ellicott Rd. Buffalo NY 14203, and says it will navigate me to that address.
    However, it actually navigates me to the old location of 5229 Main Street Williamsville NY, 14221.
    Please investigate this error.
    Mary Newman
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Gary Mclemore 2/2/13 8:05 AM
    Verizon Android Bionic  looses gps sig regularly.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Dan Sarrosick 2/2/13 4:06 PM
    Hi - I have pretty much the same issue as everyone else here. 

    1. Samsung Galaxy 3GS, Verizon
    2. JB - 4.1.1 and latest Google Maps
    3. Takes very long time to find signal (10-20 mins) and then looses signal often once its acquired.
    4. I've cleared the maps cache, I've uninstalled the maps updates, I've reinstalled the maps updates, I've installed GPS Toolbox and GPS Test, I've pulled the battery and reset. All produce sporadic results. It works better for a bit then back to where we started.

    Has anyone that's posted on this thread found any success? I'd really rather not have to get a new phone. Never had any issues with my HTC Incredible in all the same locations...

    Thanks,

    Dan 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Jay Hacking 2/2/13 6:02 PM
    1. Samsung Galaxy S3, Verizon
    2. Jelly bean, latest maps
    3. Ever since JB update it will not lock onto GPS, just keeps searching indefinitely.
    4. I have tried removing battery and sim card, clearing cache, uninstalling and reinstalling map updates, I have installed GPS Test app.  Nothing works.

    Please help!
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. amanda vernoy 2/2/13 9:47 PM
    Hello, my husband and both have the Samsung Galaxy 3 and are unable to navigate using google maps.  The phone continues to search for GPS. My handset is showing my location miles away from where I actually am and moves even though I am in one place. Currently we both have the latest version software on android and google maps. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the updates and the app itself no change.  Thank you -Amanda
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. amanda vernoy 2/2/13 9:57 PM
    Samsung Galaxy 3, Verizon
    Jelly beans, Maps latest version
    Wont lock on GPS while trying to navigate
    Shows my location miles away from current location
    Unistalled and reinstalled updates and app itself, hard reset, called provider tech support.  All no help
    Thanks Amanda
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. David Evan 2/3/13 4:57 AM
    I have an HTC Incredible 2 with latest OS updates and Google Maps version
    I told Verizon that when my contract is up I will most likely get an Iphone.  I like the concept of Android but in practice none that I have owned are stable, or hands free safe.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. David Evan 2/3/13 5:07 AM
    Htc incredible 2 latest OS and maps version.  GPS off by a whole block, an eighth of a mile or reports a last remembered position.  Occurs regularly in the North Philadelphia area along I76.  Compass arrow disappears.    Traffic layers tend not to accurately show accident info, just red lines that don't differentiate heavy volume from blockages.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Nirmal Sirur 2/3/13 7:18 PM
    XOLO A800
    Android version 4.0.4
    Google Maps version 6.8.1
    My phone connected to a GPS satellite on several ocassions in the past, giving accurate readings to    within 20meters. Since this past week when tested on several urban and rural locations in open areas alongside a Galaxy S2 it doesn't connect to a GPS satellite.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. maykhel lius 2/3/13 9:25 PM
    The GPS for Indonesia-Medan street all wrongly located. Also the latitude is bad. Dear authorized people please do some survey first before you post it. It will give confuse for tourist. Especially visitor, who come to Medan. The traffic and route also totally wrong.
    (unknown) 2/4/13 6:25 AM <This message has been deleted.>
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. DouglasABaker 2/4/13 6:44 PM
    Now using Maps 6.14.1 (#6140011) on my Atrix and problem is resolved.

    Note that I also use GPS Status and have elected Auto-download AGPS data if older than 1 hour in the GPS & Sensors portion of the Setting menu.  This alone did not fix the problem initially with other versions of Google Maps and I have not uninstalled GPS Status since I now have a working combination of software
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Daniel Latini 2/6/13 12:56 AM
    How do you erase search history from the "maps" app
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Michael Frank 2/6/13 12:24 PM
    Daniel,
    How about an update to the problem or at least a thought what to check?
     
    HTC Droid 2,
    android 2.3.4
    maps 5.2.1
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Pratiek Malviya 2/6/13 8:44 PM
    1.Samsung galaxy ace,GT-S5830
    2.google map version is lattest
    3.i am trying to find my place it shows the message your place is temprory not available..so what can i do for this..even if wiffi and gps is on.
    I am trying from 2 month but not getting my place.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Ma Chérie 2/7/13 8:15 AM
    Daniel,

    Hopefully you or someone at Google can help me with my Maps issues. First of all, I recently got a new phone--a Samsung Galaxy SII. OS is 4.0, Maps version 6.5., carrier is Virgin Mobile. I have used the Navigation frequently since activating the phone & have noticed--and been extremely upset by--the apparent lack of certain features that made users love Maps/ Nav in the first place. EXAMPLES--at least one advanced turn warning the closer you get, the fact that the little robotic voice would say street names (albeit sometimes incorrectly) so that you can focus on the road & not keep glancing at the phone, warnings of sharp turns, and the robotic voice advising you to 'follow the signs for' when necessary. That was extremely useful for confusing forks & multiple-lane bridges and highways I so frequently run into while traveling to a new city. All this is gone. Now all I get for the $400 'upgrade' in phones is a generic "Turn left" or "Turn right". Please please PLEASE fix this or tell me how I can do so! One user said they had to root their phone, uninstall their version of Maps, then search for and install an old version. PLEASE do not force users to do that in order get the decent version of Maps! It is such a disappointment to see such a great app so cheaply redone & scaled back.

    Another issue I'm having is that Navigation & Street View have my home address correct, but I just installed an app called 'Android Lost' onto my new phone and new Nexus 7 tablet. I know Google is not the developer of this app. However there is a feature to bring up your device's location using Street View, and then you have an option to navigate to that location via Maps. I tested the features of this app from home, and my house number shows as 592 instead of 567. BUT it is right when I use the phone's Navigation, and Street View has it correct from my laptop (I didn't check if that's so on the phone). Now one feature this app boasts is being able to pinpoint your phone's location if lost or stolen. Apparently it would have me making an @ss out of myself by going and banging on the door of some house down the street and demanding they give me back the phone and tablet they stole from me.That could get ugly. Like I said I know it's not your app, but it is using your software, so why the conflict?

    However the main issue is by far the sucky downgrade to Maps and Navigation. I used it constantly and it helped me out on countless occasions. The way it is now, it will be useless the minute I reach an area with more than one turn every couple of blocks. Wait, it is useless altogether if it doesn't say street names and I have to keep looking at the phone instead of the road... It would be so awesome if you can let me know what I can do to revive what once was my favorite app.

    Thank you

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. [email address] 2/7/13 12:36 PM
    My shop address is wrong. Natalie's Groovy Grannys is 300 north drive Hopkinsville Ky I moved from 206 Indian trail
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. tazoury 2/11/13 11:09 PM
    1. Samsung s3 with Verizon
    2. Jelly bean 4.1.1 newest Google maps
    3. GPS blue arrow bounces all over the place even if I'm still. If not bouncing around the blue circle grows and shrinks nonstop usually in a completely in a wrong location. (Usually about 2 miles off).
    4. Have done resets uninstalled apps. Recently noticed that having wifi on helps a little but won't drive with this thing...way too unreliable. Sometimes arrow turns sideways (while in navigation mode) and jumps road to road.

    Ready to give up using maps.

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. tazoury 2/11/13 11:09 PM
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Ted Welton 2/12/13 5:30 AM
    On my Samsung Galaxy S3 I have the same issue.  The only way that I can change this is to go to GPS settings and select "Location and Google search - "Allows Google to use your location data for improved search results and other services" which I do not like.  Even though I like the GPS services, I do not like being tracked by others, especially the Feds, not because I fear them, but because they are making everything that is not their business into their business through our convenience of communication.  Looking forward to a solution that works for us consumers.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. kduck 2/12/13 10:05 AM
    Hi Daniel,
    Here is my info and experience:
     
    1. Droid Razr Maxx, Verizon
    2. System Version: 6.16.211.XT912.Verizon.en.US
       Android Version:  4.0.4
       Baseband version:  CDMA_N_05.11.01P lTEDC_U_09.11.00
       Kernel Version:  3.0.8-g29cf5e7
       Build number:  6.7.2-180_DHD-16_M4-31
       Google Maps Version:  6.14.2 (#6140205)
    3.  Obtaining a GPS fix either takes a long time (>20 min) or never happens at all w/o intervention (see below).  Continuous message in status bar says "Searching for GPS"
    4.  Steps to reproduce:
    1. Go to open area with unobstructed view of sky.
    2. Power on phone, wait for boot sequence to finish and data connection to be established
    3. From settings/location services ensure all boxes are checked
    4. Start google maps
    5. Wait for 20 minutes or longer w/o a GPS fix
    One method that sometimes leads to a GPS fix:
    1. Hold down home key - > select location services screen from list of recent apps -> Disable GPS
    2. Hold down home key - > select maps from list of recent apps
    3. Hold down home key - > select location services screen from list of recent apps -> Enable GPS
    4. Hold down home key - > select maps from list of recent apps
    5. Sometimes, this results in a fix w/in 10 - 20 seconds.  If not, repeat several times
    Another method that sometimes leads to a GPS fix:
    1. Hold down power button, select Sleep
    2. Wait 10 seconds
    3. Hold power button to wake phone
    4. Sometimes, this results in a fix w/in 10 - 20 seconds.  If not, repeat several times.
     
    Additional information:
    • If I enter a building and lose the GPS fix for a period of time (even a short period), the problem will reoccur. 
      • This happens whether or not I exit maps prior to entering the building
      • This happens whether or not I turn off GPS prior to entering the building
    • Using the play store app GPS Status in place of Maps in steps above
      • usually shows no GPS signal from any satellite when the issue is occuring
      • sometimes shows a GPS signal from one or two satellites that should not be visible (confirmed with second GPS unit)
      • almost immediately picks up multiple satellite signals when issue is resolved using above steps

    Good luck, I hope the powers that be make this a high priority item.

       
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Suryaprakash B 2/14/13 12:46 PM
    Galaxy S2 Phone with Android 4.0.4
    Google maps is showing the pointer in wrong direction, sometimes 90 degrees or 180 deg. wrong. I've reset the phone to factory settings but didn't help at all. Can someone please help.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. benny dorantes 2/15/13 8:41 AM
    1.ZTE from boost Movil  2. Android Version 2.3.4 and Google Maps Version 6.8. 3. i have a problem with the location every time i click on it. it appears your current location is temporarily unavailable  i hope u guys can help me with that its been doing it for a while i would a precipitate thanks i really need it to know were I'm at
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Constantin Rosoga 2/16/13 4:22 AM
    1. Samsung galaxy s2
    2. Android 4.1.2
    3. Google maps always displays the message: your current location is temporarily unavailable
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Hans42 2/16/13 5:54 AM
    It seems the latest update from AT&T has resolved this issue for my ATRIX 4g mb860. Version 4.5.145. Android version 2.3.6.

    After installing the update, the latest version of Google maps, version 6.14.2. finds my gps location quickly and accurately. It can use the gps now rather than relying on wifi or cell towers.

    Thanks to all who have been working on this.

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. LeCalif 2/17/13 10:25 PM
    Hello,

    Thanks for this thread. Hope you'll find the solution.

    Phone: Motorola umts spyder XT910
    Provider: B&You France.
    Android 4.0.4 and Maps 6.14.2
    Trouble: the phone is not able anymore to find my location with gps. No way to use navigation anymore, impossible to fix the position. It is alright with wifi location though. And over 3g cells the position is erratic. Changing constantly even when not moving...

    Regards

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Chanel Adams 2/19/13 8:29 AM
    1. Galaxy S3/Metro PCS
    2. Android Version 4.0.4  Google Maps Version 6.11.1
    3. Everytime I use navigation, it says "Searching for GPS" and Follow the Route instead of navigating me to me location
    4. It happens everytime I navigate
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. kduck 2/19/13 2:53 PM
    Additional info:
    GPS Status is always looking for sat 27 even if it is not visible.  Sat 27 has been inop since late last year.

    Sometimes, multiple satellites appear stacked on each other at due north on GPS Status

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Manoj Mishra 2/20/13 6:38 AM
    1. Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 Vodafone India
    2. Android 4.0.4 ; Google Map Version (6.14.2(#6140205)
    3. while using Google Navigation i keep getting  "Searching for GPS" message at the bottom of the screen and  follow route at the top of screen.
    4. go to APP----  select Google Navigation----  open any source and destination ----- and hit "Navigate" 

    It used to work before but have stopped working since last several of moths.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Christopher Gisriel 2/20/13 2:57 PM
    I'm using a Droid Razr Maxx too.

    "One method that sometimes leads to a GPS fix:" that you listed worked!  Thanks!
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. kduck 2/21/13 7:12 AM
    Glad it worked for you.  Check my OP, I am posting another reply that seems to work EVERY time.  Hopefully this gets fixed in the next update to jelly bean.

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. kduck 2/21/13 7:42 AM
    Additional follow up...here is a method that seems to get GPS running every time on my Razr Maxx.  You will need to download an app called "GPS Test" from the play store

    1. put your phone in airplane mode
    2. turn gps off
    3. open app GPS Test
    4. From GPS Test, select Settings --> Clear AGPS 
    5. From GPS Test main screen, click the red dot that says "No GPS" to open Location Services
    5. turn Standalone GPS services back on
    6. I get gps lock within 10 seconds every time
    7. Important:  open maps (or whatever app you want to use with GPS) BEFORE you turn off airplane mode

    Note that the problem will probably come back as soon as you stop using the gps (whether you leave it on or not).  Repeating the above steps seems to "fix" the issue temporarily.  I suspect that the issue has something to do with AGPS, since this data cannot be downloaded when in airplane mode, which forces a "raw" GPS fix using only the satellites.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Major Attila 2/21/13 10:59 AM

      1.Samsung Galaxy Mini (GT-S5570),on Orange Romania
      2.Android 2.3.4 maps version 6.14.3
      3.When I go in app and everything is on wifi,gps the gps cant find my location or I dont know what is the problem,i also tried to go outside but nothing.The little blue arrow icon always is on a other street with like 300-400 meters from my real location...
    Please google read this and try to do something,it makes me angry...
     
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Fahim Ahmed 2/21/13 12:50 PM
    Sony Xperia Tipo
    Vodafone
    ICS 4.0.4
    Google maps version-6.14.3

    every time i use my gps nothing happens eg google navigation searches for gps but closes by its self and google maps gps temporally unavailable 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Daniel Mackin 2/21/13 2:02 PM
    Thanks for the info.  Unfortunately, this didn't fix it for me.  ICS 4.04 on HTC Vivid/ATT.  But I appreciate the effort!

    I've had this issue since June 2012.  That's right - eight months.  I have tried every fix imaginable.

    UUGGGGHHHHHH

    FYI - Google Maps simply would not load while I was still in Airplane Mode.  
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Faizan Mansuri 2/23/13 6:28 PM
    samsung galaxy ace GT-S5830
    maps 6.14.4

    when i try to see my current location it shows a error "your current location is not available"

    current location temporarily unavailable siddharth singi 2/27/13 8:48 AM
    I have a Samsung galaxy nexus android version 4.1 build number JRO03C.1950. Maps version 6.14.13. I have bought the phone from India and since three to five days I am having trouble finding my location. After clicking on the my location button it says "waiting for location" then... "current location temporarily unavailable"


    Please help

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Susan Coe 2/27/13 2:21 PM
    1. AT&T
    2. Android 4.1.1 / Maps ver.6.14.3
    3. Constantly "searching for GPS". Unable to lock on to location, so no voice guidance

    Thanks for any help on this...
    Have a GPS location issue? [email address] 2/28/13 2:56 AM
       Android  HTC                                                                                                                                          my location does not show up any more when i use google to search for a destination and select directions or click on the map. sometimes it will show a message that google can't access my location and to go to? .I've done everything it told me to do but still no success. problems began with the recent update.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. gotchabebe77 2/28/13 5:46 AM
    Samsung NOTE 2 -- MAPS app sucks on here....constantly says Seaching for GPS
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Chris McNey 2/28/13 6:27 AM
    Samasung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535- Verizon Wireless
    Google Maps Version 6.14.3 

    Having difficulty finding a location/gps signal. When I have a signal/location it may stay for a few minutes then it loses it. Has been in and out as of late.  
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Erudite Manatee 3/1/13 3:05 AM
    1. Motorola Razr Maxx, Verizon Wireless
    2. Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4, Maps version 6.14.3
    3. Maps can't "find GPS" even though I've restarted, uninstalled then reinstalled Maps, & even turned on Wifi (sometimes that helps).
    4. Just trying to navigate using Maps.  Does.Not.Work.  But worked fine yesterday. Arrrrgh!

    phone model and service provider
    OS and Google Maps version
    brief summary of your issue
    step-by-step reproduction steps

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. jayraj08 3/1/13 3:55 AM
    Navigation results in a default "Follow the Route" screen with "Searching for GPS..." shown at the bottom.  The voice directions never kick in while in this mode. 

    Model-samsung galaxy ace GT-S5830
    Android 2.3.6
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Stephen Pellegrino 3/1/13 6:31 AM
    1. Motorola RAZR Maxx / Verizon
    2. Android 4.0.04 , Maps 6.14.3
    3. Most times cannot get a stand-alone GPS fix. I can get a fix when the phone is in the Motorola Car Dock
     
     
    I have tried many of the tests others have:
     
    1. Clear cache partition
    2. Factory Data Reset
    3. Uninstall / Reinstall Maps
    3. Use GPS Test or GPS Status or GPS Doctor to clear / reload the AGPS data
    4. Various combinations of toggling Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi On/Off, Bluetooth On/Off.
     
    Nothing works consistently. When I get a GPS fix, it works for hours as long as I do not turn off the display.
     
    The only consistent behaviour is when I use the Motorola Car dock. Choose the settings display speed and compass heading. This launches Maps to get a GPS fix for the compass heading when the phone goes into car dock mode.
     
    This is what I have to do:
     
    1. Put phone in car dock and turn on car dock mode (slide the power/hdmi into the phone).
    2. Turn off the phone.
    3. Wait for the power charging icon to appear.
    3. Turn on the phone.
     
    Occasionally, I need to repeat the procedure.
     
    Once I get a fix, it will run for hours.
     
    I almost never get a GPS fix when the phone is not in the car dock.
     
    This started happening in November/December about the time of a Maps update.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Jasper Brawley-Hayes 3/2/13 9:32 AM
    1) Blackberry bold 9790, Wind Mobile
    2) Blackberry OS 7.1, Google maps v4.5.3
    3) GPS location not available in google maps, but it is available in Blackberry maps and directly through the device.
    4) Reset google maps, verified GPS functionality in device (correct location found, 3 satellites available), started up google maps, pressed the blue circle, "waiting for location", nothing happens.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Manuel Guzman 3/3/13 6:14 AM
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. roy.dtac 3/3/13 7:21 AM
    Hi Ali,
    Same problem for me on both maps.google and Android maps but returns the message "We could not understand the location ..."
    I dont know if the search syntax or format is wrong.
    However, I tried wikimapia using same coordinates separated by comma and it worked.
    Hope google finds a fix if a problem or support this format in the next update.

    (unknown) 3/3/13 8:33 AM <This message has been deleted.>
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. roy.dtac 3/3/13 8:35 AM
    Hi guys apologies.
    I made the mistake of swapping the latitude and the longitude.
    Seems to be working now.
    Regards,
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Isa Vice 3/3/13 9:59 AM
    Have Gprs/model phone samsung galaxy young Gt-S5360 / this are my new phone the my old phone is htc wellfire
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Isa Vice 3/3/13 9:59 AM
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. gary balla 3/7/13 6:21 AM
    I have a Samsung Stratosphere from Verizon.  My locator is putting me in Western Reserve Estates, Mentor when I live in Independence, OH.  It will not update when I tap update precise location.  The navigation app on my phone locates my at the correct location.  Verizon did a hard reset on my phone with no luck.  Mentor is over 30 mi away from home and I've never been in that neighborhood in Mentor. 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Himanshu Gupta - India 3/8/13 12:26 AM
    1) LG Galaxy Nexus4, using it on wifi only
    2) 4.2.2 and google maps version is latest from play store
    3) Always searching for GPS
    4) Doesn't go away ever everytime i'm using google maps. I can see 2 satellites in range while using "GPS test" application.. so i'm sure satellite availability is not an issue. Please help.. it's very very annoying
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. marie margarett Cassagnol 3/8/13 5:06 PM
    GPS unable to track my location therefore unable to enter destination. Serial # 353024056330726. SAM T999 Galaxy III 16 GB.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. marie margarett Cassagnol 3/8/13 5:08 PM
    Service provider T-Mobile.  Omitted that information.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Randell Brewer 3/9/13 7:24 AM
    Same as everyone else.  Verizon Motorola Droid 2.  Searching for GPS.  
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. AvonAvatar 3/9/13 9:35 AM
    SGH-T999 (T-Mobile )
    Android version 4.1.1....Maps version 6.14.3 (#6140304)

    Ever since I received my GS3 my location in maps never worked. I alway get a message saying that current location temporarily unavailable even if I'm standing outside in the open. I'm only able to get directions if I have the starting and ending location. This issue with not finding my location also
    interferes with other apps which is a major inconvenience. I've tried all the troubleshooting tips that T Mobile provides and also the tips that Google Maps provided to T Mobile and nothing seems to work so the last solution is to contact Google Maps and see what you guys can do for me. Please relpy asap thank you.

    This message has been hidden because it was flagged for abuse.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Bobby Tremain 3/10/13 9:12 AM
    BlackBerry Storm
    4.5.3
    when i sign in 1 sec latter it signs back out again
    self back out
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Ashwan C 3/10/13 5:02 PM

    Hi, thanks for your help. I only started having this problem after the latest update from AT&T.

    1. Samsung Galaxy S III (model number GH - 1747  )
    2. Android version 4.1.1
    3. Upon Clicking "navigation" it just gives me the "waiting for location" message with GPS (It says Searching for GPS) at the bottom of the screen. I never had this problem before AT&T did this big fat s/w update on my phone. Now it can never connect to google GPS navigation.
    4. Search on browser chrome - for a restaurant --> Click "get directions" in search results from google to get address of restaurant --> Turn on GPS (I have even tried the same steps with GPS turned ON right at the start) --> click get directions (google maps) / navigation  (since AT&T update, sometimes it asks me what kind of navigation i want to use - google, AT&T service, etc -- i chose google and click "just once" ) --> Turns on the Navigation app with "waiting for location" and never finds anything. (refer step 3 for result).

    I hate this!! This was the best feature and now its not working ( thanks to AT&T update i think)
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Alan Pepper 3/12/13 12:00 AM
    Hi I own a scuba diving and adventure resort called Bass Lake Adventures in Henley on klip. We attract around 30000 customers per year. The resort is on a mine at the end of Sontnell St Henley on klip.. You have us placed at a street address in Granite st in VereenIging. The registered address for the company is granite st Randvaal. Please go on our website basslake.co.za and see all relevant info. We have a 10 hectare lake that shows on Tom Tom but not on Google
    I would welcome the oppertunity to show you around as you have a lot of roads that do not exist on the mine.
    Best Regards
    Alan Pepper
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Satish Dongre 3/12/13 8:40 AM
    ZEN U4 model vodafone network, google maps for android.GPS. not working always says your current location is unavailable
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Praveen Pillai 3/13/13 1:59 PM
    1. Samsung S3 SGH-T999 and T-Mobile
    2. Android 4.1.1
    3.Can not connect maps: google maps "your location is temporarily unavailable" message
    4. Click on maps, and I am trying navigation from "current location" to "an address"

    I have GPS enabled. I tried in different locations and can not get this to work.

    This used to work well before and now it is broken.
    Please fix this
    Thanks,
    Praveen


    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. John Dempsey 3/17/13 4:26 PM
    my galaxy s2
    When on Google maps
    I go to navigation. On the centre of my phone a grey box comes up with white writing in it saying finding location.  at the bottom of the screen it says searching for gps .
    My location is normaly found but when i move away important afraid its frozen to the location it found.
    I also have the same problems using a golf course app i use with gps the app uses Google maps i believe.
    I got the phone returned to me yesterday from Samsung with a software update but the problem is still there. So as far as i can see it probably is an issue with Google.
    I've tried many forums and  is an issue with many other people . Mabee you can help me. I would appreciate it , and would even pay for the fix as i rely on Google navigation every day.
    My email is        golfer...@msn.com
    Thanks John dempsey
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Ashwan C 3/17/13 8:29 PM
    Folks, My GPS issue was resolved. I called AT&T customer care and they were able to locate the problem and fix it.

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Ramona Lang 3/18/13 1:53 AM
    Yes i have an issue concerning my maps. On the location history its showing that i leave at all hours of the night. Its causing an issue with my better half please help me please.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Ramona Lang 3/18/13 1:53 AM
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Ramona Lang 3/18/13 2:01 AM
    I have a zte from criket my issue is that my map location history shows that i am leaving at all hours of the night and it causing problems between my better half so please write back soon

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. [email address] 3/20/13 9:28 AM
    I have a android 2 through Verizon. Google's maps constantly says searching for GPS. It never goes into GPS mode. It knows where I'm at though. It used to work fine. Can u help.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. KillingKobra 3/20/13 4:40 PM
    1. Droid Razr Maxx on Verizon Wireless.
    2. Android 4.1.2 and Google Maps 6.14.3
    3. Will not track correctly when navigation is running.  When you first open Maps, it will find my location right away, it will also give map directions right away as well.  But if I navigate said directions, it just displays the general area it thinks I'm in while saying "Follow the route" on the top of the screen.  Also the GPS icon keeps flashing in the notification bar and if you drop the bar down it just keeps saying searching for GPS.
    4. Open Maps, search for a location, get directions, navigate.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Mohammad Nooruzzaman 3/20/13 8:44 PM
    Hi,
    I got a orange UK samsung galaxy s 2 gt-i9100p and I unlocked it. Now I am using it in Bangladesh. But I do not get GSP fixed in in any way.

    Phone Model :GT-I9100PPBVLPB
    Provider : Orange (UK)
    OS: ICS 4.0.4
    Map Version : 6.14.3

    I am not getting gps fixed in my mobile even in open field. I tried it with google maps and other apps but I see my friend got gps fixed at the same position , he has gt-i9100 mobile.
    Can you help me to solve the problem........
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Melanie Murray 3/20/13 11:52 PM
    Phone; Telecom ZTE R22
    Android 4.04 google maps: 6.14.3
    The maps won't work past the point where i request 'Navigation".it just states, "Waiting for Location".
    I have tried updating the GPS, but with no success.Google maps used to work fine aboout  a month ago.Any help would be fantastic as i have been using the maps alot, and now i am unable to.

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Daniel Mackin 3/21/13 7:07 AM
    Hi Google Maps Team!  Can you drop an update on here?  Thanks!
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Daniel Mackin 3/21/13 7:19 AM
    For those of you new to this thread - please note that the problem was first reported in June of 2012.  I was one who reported then, and my GPS is still not functioning.  I hate to say it, but I doubt Google is going to allocate resources to developing a bug fix before the next scheduled release.  Think about it: even if 1,000 people report the problem, we are a tiny fraction of users, and it's probably pretty damned expensive to troubleshoot, program, compile, and push out a new fix.

    I don't intend this post to be ugly; I'm just preparing you folks new to the thread that there is no quick fix. Some have gotten lucky following fixes listed here, but I suspect most of us have not.

    AT&T 
    HTC Vivid
    Maps 6.14.3
    Android 4.03
    Louisiana, USA
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. razingkane93 3/21/13 8:10 AM
    I think you are 110% correct in your assessment. I reported this in December. There have been multiple updates to Google maps, ICS and JB nothing has fixed this problem.  I've spoken to my cell carrier 4 times and every time they end the conversation with "Goggle knows about this problem." I too have found some fixes but none of the work all the time. Maybe Keylime Pie will fix it.....but I'm not holding my breath.

    Daniel (Community Manager, Google Maps) how about an update? You started this thread but since your one and only post you and Google has been completely silent on this issue.

    Verizon
    SG3 (have problem whether stock or rooted, running custom ROMS)
    Android 4.1.2 CleanRom 6.0R2
    Maps 6.14.3

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Pavan Kumar J S 3/24/13 1:49 AM
    I rebooted into Recovery mode and did a cache wipe. It fixed the problem.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Pavan Kumar J S 3/24/13 1:49 AM
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. MA Brown 3/25/13 7:03 AM
    1. Blackberry 9310 on Straight Talk. This is a new version of an old model line and may have new hardware that is not yet recognized.
    2. OS 7.1, Google maps 4.5.3 (all latest available).
    3. Originally the GPS on the device was not activated, and none of my map services would get a lock (obviously). I got it enabled, and now Blackstar and Blackberry Maps find my location within 3 meters. Google maps finds the cell-tower location and says "GPS temporarily unavailable".
    4. Using Blackberry 9310, enable Location Services (GPS) in the options menu. Turn off Location Aiding (cell-tower mapping) if desired for testing. Install Gmaps 4.5.3 (or uninstall/reinstall if already installed). Open the app and wait for location to be determined. Press "0" for current location and the message is displayed.

    I also bought the same phone for my mother the same day and it exhibits the same behavior.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Matei Adrian 3/25/13 1:29 PM
    Note 2
    JB
    GPS start  working well but after a while is out of the road or is searching the satellites. The same problem after restarting almost everyday but not all the time. I don't know what to think.
    Thanks for any advice.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Rollo Santucci 3/26/13 12:43 PM
    my google latitude has me in incorrect location often plus moving when im setting still in a location for days when I go to my g mail and look at location history (or should I say my wife looks ) im all over place and I was sick in the hospital bed / room in Greenville , Ms. there are little red dots that appear that I am moving all over hospital area plus downtown area.im a cspire customer my phone is an Motorola android . the version is latitude launcher . please help. my phone has dropped this app. many times. and different latitude apps. installed plus app. changes on its on please if you can help me resolve this and these issues. rollo santucci  662 207 1964 . rsantucci53 @ gmail.com.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Matei Adrian 3/27/13 8:36 AM
    The same problem for me. Maybe somebody can fix it, please. Thanks
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Jakeman93063 3/27/13 10:33 AM
    Droid Razr Maxx - Verizon
    Android Jelly Bean
    Maps is continually putting me anywhere from 5 to 5000 miles away from my actual location. It is also showing myself as last updated 6 days ago and this keeps growing daily and it will NOT update.
    Step by step reproduction steps very simple. Open Maps and look to see where I am. Then go to Latitude and it shows me the same. Then go to Apps> Maps> clear Cache> Clear Data, then back to Maps and hope it refreshes. It does not. Then uninstall Updates and try again, and nothing. Re install the newest version and try again and still nothing.

    Then I have the following issue on my other phone as well
    Droid Bionic - Verizon
    Android - ICS
    Maps is continually putting me anywhere from 5 to 5000 miles away from my actual location. It is also showing myself as last updated 6 days ago and this keeps growing daily and it will NOT update.
    Step by step reproduction steps very simple. Open Maps and look to see where I am. Then go to Latitude and it shows me the same. Then go to Apps> Maps> clear Cache> Clear Data, then back to Maps and hope it refreshes. It does not. Then uninstall Updates and try again, and nothing. Re install the newest version and try again and still nothing.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Ma Monina Maturino 3/29/13 4:43 AM
    1. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2..
    2.  Android version 4.1.1  Google Maps version 6.14.3
    3.  First, my home address is not recognized by Google..then my location is incorrect. Im supposed to be at home but my actual location says im in the middle of my street. Please help me how to edit my maps..
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Richard Smith 329 4/7/13 1:10 AM
    Motorola Atrix, Three UK, Gingerbread 2.3.4

    Maps Version 6.14.3

    No Gps location used, other GPS apps will get a decent lock. am left relying on finding location using nearby WiFi points to roughly locate me.

    this has been going on for 6+ months now. reverting to stock version of Maps does solve.

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Moorlandrogue 4/8/13 7:30 AM
    Samsung Rugby Smart phone 
    SGH i847 AT&T 
    Android Version 2.3.6 Maps 6.14.3 ( I think) 
    Using Navigation GPS only connects briefly. Voice is on but not active. GPS is on but failing to connect. 
    Tried turning off wifi positioning but maps and app cannot find position at all.
    With wifi positioning turned on: Open maps and app finds position, but GPS "loses" connection. 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Milagrow 4/14/13 9:25 AM
    Hi,

    I am facing issue with My Location feature of Google Maps in "Milagrow TabTop 7.16C" tablet. Made in India.

    I have tried changing different settings as well. Still no luck.

    1. Milagrow TabTop 7.16C
    2. Android Version 4.0.4
    3. Google Maps Version 6.14.3
    4. My Location feature is not working 


    Thanks
    Vinod
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. John Sawyer 4/14/13 12:45 PM
    Who gives step by step help with gps nav with a galaxy note ii?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. docthepilot 4/16/13 5:35 PM
    1.  Motorola Droid X, Verizon Wireless
    2.  Android 2.3.4, system version 4.5.621.MB810.Verizon.en.US, Google Maps version 6.14.3 (#6140304), gmm-android-motorola
    3.  The mobile browser puts the wrong city on its splash page.  
    4.  Locate yourself in my home's front yard.  From the phone's home screen, open "Browser".  Browser goes to www.google.com.  Underneath the "Restaurants", "Coffee", "Bars" icons the browser draws a blue dot and then says "Endicott, NY - Update precise location".  I press "update" but browser still says Endicott.  My home is within the limits of the Census Designated Place called Apalachin, NY.  If I go one mile over to a spot located more centrally within the confines of the Apalachin polygon, the browser does in fact say Apalachin.  But when I open Google Maps the blue chevron is always placed exactly right.  There seems to be a problem with the browser's determining of the city and state of my current location when I am located close to a municipal border.  When I first bought the phone in May 2010 the phone got the right answer in my front yard.  It no longer does.  I will send you my lat/long if you e-mail me and ask for it.

    Other notes.  There are lots of places around my neck of the woods where the mobile browser gets the wrong answer.  They all seem to be close to a boundary.  By "close to" I mean, say, within a half-mile of a boundary.  For example I can truly be in Endicott, NY but the browser says Vestal, NY.  Or I can truly be in Vestal, NY and the browser says Binghamton, NY.  When I am well away from a boundary the phone seems to get the right answer.  But when I am close to boundaries the phone is inevitably wrong.

    I want to buy another Android phone, but I would really like it if I knew the next phone would not lie to me in my living room about what city I am in.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. excaliburst 4/23/13 3:19 AM
    Hi at the Google Maps team,

    I have recently experienced that my GPS stops working, and I have to restart it in setting. And then it will work for some minutes 4-5 min. But I have to keep it alive manually. 
    I have seen this earlier before I had the option to use Power Save in the settings/Notification area. But never when this option was deactivated.

    Thats not ok. This bug started I think with latest update to Jelly Bean 4.1.1.

    Phone is HTC One X,
    Carrier: 3 Denmark
    GMaps v. 6.14.3

    Thanks a lot if you can fix this. It is teadious to keep GPS alive and kill battery.

    Morten E. Denmark
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. docthepilot 4/25/13 4:12 AM
    GF experiences this on her Droid X2.  She really needs those turn-by-turn directions but most of the time the machine won't give them.  If she does a battery pull and reboot, it will work for a little while, but then it quits again.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Viorica Ababii 4/25/13 2:17 PM
    Hi Daniel,

    I have a peculiar issue with maps fetching my current location.

    - Nexus 4
    - Android 4.2.2, Maps 6.14.3
    - Maps keeps showing my current location more than 8000 km away from my real location and if leaving maps opened it looks like I'm traveling with the speed of light from one country to another or even in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. I don't think it's a network issue as other apps show my location fine.Also, I forgot to mention that I've had my GPS on the whole time.

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    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Maria Wagner 4/25/13 5:30 PM
    I have a Samsung Note 2. I got it January 2013. I have Sprint. My Google Navigation can't locate GPS. It constantly says "searching for gps". And there is no voice to tell directions even though I have voice on. Also the GPS is ON. My husband has same phone & does not have these problems.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Krista Benson 4/25/13 8:30 PM
    HTC one (S) with T-Mobile.
    I am using the newest version of this application.
    My GPS locates my location wrong sometimes and I'm unable to use the navigation feature, I can only use the directions list (which is dangerous while driving...)
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Krista Benson 4/25/13 8:30 PM
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Viorica Ababii 4/26/13 12:43 AM
    Ok, so apparently the problem isn't in GMaps but in GPS. If I turn the GPS down it shows my location through Wi-Fi though with a poorer precision.  If I go near a window or outside with GPS on it shows me the exact location in a matter of meters. 
    I knew that reinforced concrete can interfere the GPS signal, but a few weeks ago it didn't mutilate it that much.
    At least, I'm glad I solved the mystery.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. gio rodriguez 4/26/13 8:33 PM
    Searching gps signal......but never finds it..samsung infuse
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. pravin kirolikar 4/27/13 5:58 PM
    Hi' I have the issue of getting stale location of my friend. how do I get current location in latitude. Am I missing sum thing?
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. tom kirbo 4/27/13 6:26 PM
    Why no location
     update s. Even when receive text or call  still shows as stale location. Hours to days old   some have iPhone some like me have android.
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    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Aldwin Reynard 4/28/13 8:40 AM
    1.zyrex za-989
    2.Android version 4.0.3 and Google Maps 6.14.3
    3.The navigation feature will not start navigating (with the arrow on the road following my position). Maps works out the routes, displays 'Follow the route' at the top of the screen, but at the bottom of the screen says 'Searching for GPS...' and this stays there. My GPS is turned on, flashing at the top of the screen, and it is working as I tested it with another app and I am not indoors

    help me please..
    because i'm using a local android phone from my country (indonesia)
    thanks G-team
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Jason_X 4/29/13 12:45 PM
    Anyone still has the GPS locking issue, especially for Samsung smartphone, can try this solution from XDA:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1563226

    It works great on my S2, now it locks my GPS in seconds, instead of minutes.

    Jason
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Viki Jacobsen 4/30/13 7:31 PM
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon...   Since the 4.2.2 update (6.14.3 maps version)I have not been able to get Google Maps to work.  It will NOT find me.  I keep getting the message:  "Please enable a My Location source in system settings".  I go to System settings and switch Access to my Location "on" and have chosen both GPS and Wi-Fi and, (at this moment) the Wi-Fi will stay "checked" but the GPS won't (I did this about a hundred times the other day and NOTHING would stay on, so there is at least progress but why, I have no idea), but the app will still not work.  This function is out on both my phone and my son's phone which were purchased at the same time....  Is there some other master switch I don't know about?  I was able to turn the location on in the widigit bar but it will not come back on at this moment but this seems independent of the darn thing working or not anyhow.  It is REALLY annoying that this function is inoperable, kinda defeats the purpose of the phone.....  can't access maps, traffic, anything.  HELP!
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. peanut butter 5/9/13 12:04 PM
    Motorola Bionic android navigation app.  when I click on the app, it requires I give permission to turn on phone location, which I do.  But I am never given the option after that to speak or type in a destination.  When I go out of the app and back in, the exact same thing is required and I can never get to a screen to use the navigation.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Moazzam Mubarak 5/13/13 3:01 AM
    Hello I'm facing the same location not available issue.
    1. Samsung galaxy s3
    2. Android 4.1.2
    3. Currently in Washington and previously in Pakistan. Both places same issue while I've been using Google maps in both Pakistan ans Singapore.
    Please help.

    Moazzam

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Moazzam Mubarak 5/13/13 3:03 AM
    My Google maps version is 6.14.3
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Moazzam Mubarak 5/13/13 3:18 AM
    Got it!
    When I installed another maps application and it gave the same error, I checked my my settings and found that wireless location tracking option in location settings was off which when I switched on,everything started working fine. So stupid of me.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Chavda Shailesh 5/19/13 6:53 AM
    Micromax A110
    Android 4.0
    Map version 6.14.4
    I have problem with navigation and street view.
    Whenever i started navigation it will not display my exact location and also not follow my running position. Also it will not show any street view. Please help me to solve my problem as soon as possible.

    Thanks,
    Shailesh Chavda.

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ 5/19/13 8:42 AM
    1. ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 - Hughes.net
    2. OS is Android 4.1.1 - Maps is 6.14.3 (#6140304) gmm-android-asus
    3. I have been moved for over 6 months yet my location has never changed and is still locked at my old location. This is VERY, VERY frustrating as I have to go in and enter my current location manually EVERY TIME I want to get directions.
    4. I have done EVERYTHING I can find to do to get it to change my location including going in and setting my location manually in my settings (which is a VERY TEMPORARY fix because I have to do this EVERY TIME I open maps. It's like it does not even recognize I have made the change at all.
    This is VERY, VERY FRUSTRATING and I have reported it MANY times but it doesn't seem to do any good. I would GREATLY appreciate it if you would resolve this problem as soon as possible.

    Thanks!
    (unknown) 5/19/13 8:43 AM <This message has been deleted.>
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. GAMEPLAY Movie Central 5/20/13 6:33 AM
    1. HTC Rezound, Model ADR6425LVW, Verizon
    2. Android Version 4.0.3 and Google Maps Version 6.14.4
    3. Google map navigation stopped working last week for "Your location is temporary unavailable" even though location is turned on in setting. Don't understand why. Please help.  Thanks.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. deemarcy 5/21/13 6:16 AM
    I have a Galaxy S3 with T-Mobile and cannot use the navigation app because when I tap on it it just keeps "waiting for location" and never seems to be able to find it.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. ian abendschoen 5/22/13 1:23 PM
    Please fix gps locating issue. I have not been able to use my navigation for atleast 6 months.

    Motorola droid on verizon network
    Maps version 6.14.4
    Os android 4.1.2

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. alanjenney 5/23/13 12:15 AM
    1. Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100P), Orange UK
    2. Android 4.0.4, Maps 6.14.4
    3. GPS not always starting once destination selected
    4. This problem only manifests itself most of the time, not always.  To reproduce...

    a. Start Google Navigation: Shortcuts screen appears, GPS icon starts flashing in status bar;
    b. Tap "Go home" or "Map" before the GPS location is precise: Map screen appears but GPS icon is not shown in the status bar, "Searching for GPS" appears at the bottom of the screen indefinitely.

    OR, similarly...

    a. Start Google Navigation: the Shortcuts screen appears and the GPS icon starts flashing in status bar;
    b. Wait for the Recent Destinations list to appear, but before the GPS location is precise, tap a recent destination (or a starred place or contact): the Map screen appears but the GPS icon is not shown in the status bar, "Searching for GPS" appears at the bottom of the screen indefinitely.

    Once the GPS is not responding, other apps struggle to get GPS.  Eventually, the problem must time-out: if I quit all GPS-related apps and leave it a while, I can go back in.  If I let the precise GPS location settle, then this does not seem to be a problem.  This issue occurs whether Google Location services are enabled or not.  

    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. David Hobbs 5/24/13 7:30 PM
    Motorola Droid 3 Verizon
    software version 2.3.4
    Maps version 6.14.4

    only when I have my phone with all the location services on for VZW, standalone, and google location services.. I am located in Seneca Kansas but my phone is saying I'm in Winfield Kansas and it's because the Google location services are messing up in my area please fix this asap

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Katie Showalter 5/24/13 10:24 PM
    No; how do you set your location? Phone thinks I'm 20 miles from home, yet I'm... Home. Wth.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. JMM45 5/25/13 3:24 PM
    Latitude/maps not working correctly.

    Samsung galaxy centuron straight talk

    Droid 4.0.4
    Maps 6.8.1

    Has me at a different location constantly across the state of CT.UNLESS am driving. As soon as I go in somewhere it resets itself to North Haven CT. Very annoyed.  My other phone worked fine and had no trouble. Please fix. Only had this phone for 2 weeks. Worked fine first week. Also my history has me driving when I am at work!
     

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. JMM45 5/25/13 3:24 PM
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. DarrinLRich 5/28/13 5:48 AM
    1. HTC One ATT
    2. Android 4.1.2
    3. Constantly have issues where Google Now and Maps either state location settings are unavailable or they appear to be off. But everything is checked on. Appears to be random. Sometimes it works and other times, mostly not though it does.
    4. Just happens at random times. Restarting doesn't seem to help. Works when it wants to.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Osmel Cruz 5/28/13 9:15 AM
    Samsung galaxy s3
    Model sch-i535
    Android version 4.1.2
    Verizon wireless
    Google maps ver 6.14.4
    Gps signal lost Verizon said is app problem
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. อุดม ประเหมือน 5/28/13 3:34 PM
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. tommoran4 6/2/13 1:43 PM
    samsung galaxy S3, ATT
    android 4,1,1 ge 7,1,1,1781

    Windows 7 PC
    ge 7.0.3.8542

    The location
    32 40 58.199  N 117 14 39.599 W
    comes from an iPhone's jpg GPS tag.  That location (very close to an intersection) on the PC is correct on both Google Earth and Maps.  On the Galaxy, it' shows about 260 ft north and slightly west of reality, for both GE and Maps.


    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. alanjenney 6/4/13 6:52 AM
    Further to my previous posting I updated the Samsung Galaxy S II firmware from 4.0.4 ICS to Jelly Bean 4.1 - have not had a problem with the GPS since.  Hope that's the end of it!
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Shlomo Fried 6/6/13 4:15 AM
    I have a problem with google maps finding me it gives me a radies of about 2 blocks and thats probbely the reasen y my speedomiter on my phone is not working as well. it all started this week i had google maps for 3 years and was very satisfied till now please help me get it back
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. dBaltimore 6/9/13 9:45 AM
    in the last few months my galaxy s3 has stopped finding GPS satellites. there is another app that starts anytime GPS is requested. that app finds satellites in several seconds.

    it's so bad the navigation is useless. OS is 4.1.2 I think.

    David

    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. lucksp 6/9/13 1:19 PM
    Samsung galaxy s4, at&t
    gmaps v 6.14.4
    Unable to locate a Gps signal
    Search for a location, select "get directions" navigation never functions fully  only says to"follow route"  
    it was working perfectly on Friday in the pouring rain but today in the sunshine it hadn't loaded all day.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Chitraaz 6/10/13 12:44 PM
    Samsung galaxy S3, at&t
    Google Maps v 6.14.4
    Message at the bottom of GMaps - "Unable to locate a GPS signal". Top says to "follow route"  
    It has never worked properly since the update. 
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    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Mr.Olympus 6/12/13 9:02 AM
    I have the Samsung galaxy 2 silver sch-r760x from ntelos wireless. I have the upgrade 4.1.2 jellybean series. My icon on the bottom of my navigation page keeps saying searching for gps. The navigation triangle it's blue and I tried using my gps yesterday to find a location and it did not track me. My friend has the Samsung galaxy showcase that I sold him and his worked perfectly when he went into gps mode. Once I arrived at my destination it found me then it could not find me until I got home. I called my provider and they too have the same model phone and her phone did the same thing. Message searching for gps. I've recently found out this is just not our phone but many other customers with the same model upgrade are having the same issue. Is there anyway to have the software checked to assist our phones so they can be more accurate? Any help would be appreciated for I do travel quit a bit thanks!! Google fan
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. paul hett 6/12/13 12:28 PM
    My mobile GPS keeps locating me at the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot when I'm home rather than my actual address. Is there any way to program my address into my phone to prevent that? My Google map location at home is 2415 52nd Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33714.
         
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. okeydominic 6/13/13 5:16 AM
    Galaxy S3 MTN Nigeria
    Andriod Jelly Bean 4.2.1 Google Maps version 6.14.4

    the positions has never been accurate or near accurate.
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Albert Concepcion 6/13/13 9:50 PM
    SAMSUNG GALAXY S4          VERIZON
    ANDROID 4.2.2                      MAPS 6.14.4
    LOCATOR ICON DOESNT APPEAR AND "FOLLOW ROUTE" "SEARCHING FOR GPS" STAYS FOREVER
     
    GPS SERVICES ARE TURNED ON AND I TRY TO NAVIGATE, I GET THE "FOLLOW ROUTE" "SEARCHING FOR GPS" MESSAGES WHICH DO NOT ADVANCE TO TURN BY TURN DIRECTIONS
    UNLESS I DISABLE GPS SERVICES AND RE ENABLE GPS SERVICES (WHILE ITS ALREADY SEARCHING) THEN IT WILL WORK FOR THAT ONE NAVIGATION REQUEST .
    ON THE NEXT TIME I TRY TO NAVIGATE THE PROBLEM STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN....
     
    SIDE NOTE,  I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM ON THE MOTOROLA RAZR MAXX HD FIRST WHICH IS WHY I SWITCHED TO GALAXY S4,  CANT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING!
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. lakamy maguiraga 6/15/13 2:46 AM
    Samsung galaxy s3 gps always searching  an saying follow the route.need help please what to do?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. swsl 6/15/13 3:39 PM
    1. Galaxy SGH_I777  and Galaxy Exhibit
    2. Jellybean 4.1.2    Maps V6.14.4 and Gingerbread with older maps versions over the years, respectively.  Neither of my two Galaxies have had reliable GPS and maps for long.  
    3. When Maps or Navigation is running and I'm out in the car, GPS signal is lost within 5 minutes usually.
    4. Start Google maps search for location or pinpoint it.  Go to Navigation.  Start navigating.  Wait a few minutes for signal to be lost and never come back.
    or, just use Google maps and wait for it to lose signal. 

    Or, now, I just started maps and GPS is locked. I go to Navigation and it's "waiting for location"/Searching for GPS"  and never finds it.

    I have installed GPS fix and GPS status but still doesn't help much.  Airplane mode toggling sometimes helps. I've cleared data and blah blah but too tiring to do repeatedly. Still have not tried uninstalling maps.
    Have a GPS location issue? Read this. william stathakis 6/16/13 7:51 PM
    This issue just started about a week ago, on the bottom it will say: looking for GPS signal...& it never finds the signal no matter how long u wait. The map downloads &I u can see the map but it won't find the GPS signal. I called Verizon &told they checked everything on my phone &I everything was fine. They told me it was the app that had the problem not my phone. If you can help me fix this problem it wud be greatly appreciated cuz I use/used the GPS Google navigation everyday, a few times a day & now I can't use it.
    phone: Droid X2
    OS: not sure, the latest b4 jelly bean
    & I'm up to date with all updates, it says no updates available.
    It worked fine b4 the last update. Google maps works untilled u ask for direction then same thing...plus cuz of the signal not coming in my location is not really accurate. Thank you
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. iheartchrome 6/17/13 10:10 AM
    I'm having the same problem on my Galaxy S4.  GPS location works fine on wifi but if I don't have a wifi connection, I get a large radius and am unable to utilize navigation.  The GPS was working consistently a few weeks ago and even now, there are times when it does get an accurate connection and I can navigate.

    I tried clearing the Google Services Framework data, uninstalling Maps updates and nothing seems to fix the issue.

    Is there any official word from Google on this issue?
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. doctoruseful 6/18/13 8:17 AM
    1. htc Desire S
    2. Android version 2.3.5 HTC Sense version 3.0, Software number 2.13.206.1 Google Maps version 6.14.4
    3. Previously I had been able to use my phone for Geocaching, with fast locks. Since about 6 months, GPS has been unusable: the phone will either not find any satellites, or find 1 but not lock. Occasionally will find 1, but not lock. I tried resetting everything with GPS Test and GPS Essentials: It has once locked after 10 minutes of showing approx. 5 satellites, but as soon as the screen went black, the lock was lost. 
    4. Open app GPS Test. View sky map of satellites: Sometimes 1 is seen, sometimes as many as 7. Then wait... and wait... and wait... then give up waiting for location. 
    Re: Have a GPS location issue? Read this. Abby - Google Community Manager 6/18/13 2:33 PM
    Hi all,
    Thank you for continuing to share your device information with us.  I’m closing this thread, as it addressed a very specific bug that was fixed quite a while ago, and I don’t want to confuse users who are searching in the forum now.

    If you’re experiencing location issues, note that your location is dependent on several sources (GPS, Wi-Fi, and cellular data), so please give these following steps a try:

    -Make sure your device has a clear view of the sky: GPS may not work indoors, in a parking garage, surrounded by buildings, in the mountains, underground, etc.
    -Ensure that your location settings are enabled.
    -Turn on Wi-Fi: Your device doesn't need to be connected to any Wi-Fi networks, but keeping Wi-Fi on allows Google's location service to work better.

    If you’ve tried these steps and are still experiencing location issues, please start a new thread and be sure to include:
    1. phone model and service provider
    2. OS and Google Maps version
    3. A brief summary of your issue
    4. step-by-step reproduction steps

    Thanks!
    Abby
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