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usereaxmyv72cq
Constellation

GPS Issue on Galaxy s8

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had the s8 for a few months now, nothing but a nightmare, we don't have a sprint tower near us so we needed WiFi calling, yup, it doesn't work on this phone, nor any of the other three in the house (2 more s8s, and an s8 plus), so bad that my daughter couldn't contact anyone to get picked up from the school nurses, now just this past week the GPS went wonky so the now the smart lock is useless, I've gone through removing all the smart lock stuff, reboot to safe, wipe cache, reboot, reinstate location smart lock, no luck, woke from a nap and had to unlock, opened Google maps and I was in a lake a couple miles away, I'm not wasting my time again going to best buy to talk with the "Samsung specialist",, they were an insulting joke last time, he connected me to WiFi and had me make a call, when it went through he said, "see, no problem", I had full cell service there so it's not like it wasn't going to work, told him of the sms/mms is sure where in a group chat when I get a message I have to go to the person who sent it, out of group chat, click the download link that shows up, then go back to group chat to actually see the message, "yeah mine does that sometimes", oh well in that case I'll accept this shoddy quality, my s7 had no problems, but look on the bright side you can hand them another $700+ for the s9 soon
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user8w6T4ERmYm
Cosmic Ray

Re: GPS Issue on Galaxy s8

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GPS is helpful to find location you want to go and also locate lost or stolen android device if turn on location in your device. Several users reported GPS location tracking issue or lost GPS signal on Samsung galaxy Note 8/Note 5/Note 4/Note 3. Have you been ever facing GPS tracking location issue on galaxy Note 8? 

 

One of the easiest solution is Trun on and off GPS in your device and check GPS working or not. If not working then try below given four methods to fix Note 8 GPS not working issue.

 

1. Set Location mode as High accuracy

 

2. Check for any app update available

 

3. Clear cache & data of Google Maps app

 

4. GPS satellite test

 

5. Factory data reset your Galaxy Note 8

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usereaxmyv72cq
Constellation

Re: GPS Issue on Galaxy s8

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Anyone find a fix for this? Was using gps keeper lite and thats not doing it anymore, I did previously mentioned stuff, high accuracy is on, google maps cache cleared, everything is up to date and nothing, if I have to factory reset I'm just going to flash a rom to it

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userN0BoRniCOd
Constellation

Re: GPS Issue on Galaxy s8

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I had same problem.  I was connecting phone via Bluetooth/android auto to car stereo (pioneer 4200 nex also to ford sync) for navigation when driving.  Always saying gps signal lost.  I noticed when phone screen came back on it would get gps signal back.  I turned off the power saving and the problem went away.   Hope this helps

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userT7TvDaL0y9
Constellation

Re: GPS Issue on Galaxy s8

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Bought note8 a month ago and having severe issues with GPS. I am the one started campaign against Apple in my family and friends because of their prices and was the first one who bought Samsung. Now I am stuck because of this GPS issue. Using GPS is major part of my daily life. I never had this issue with any iPhone I ever used.

 

Now I think paying $500 extra for the device that is less headache is worth it. Feel sorry to myself for buying this phone. 

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Draxxell86
Constellation

Re: GPS Issue on Galaxy s8

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I have a Galaxy S8 and I have the same issue.

 

The fix for me was to turn high accuracy locations off and instead use "phone only".

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Solorray
Constellation

Re: GPS Issue on Galaxy s8

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I'm having the same issue with the GPS

I have an S8 Plus

I run a software for business that does tracking and the tracking sucks on my phone but if I use my wife's iPhone it tracks the whole lot better.

Hopefully they can fix the problem.

 

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Red Giant

Re: GPS Issue on Galaxy s8

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Hey there @Solorray I understand how frustrating this can be especially if this is affecting your business but I'd like to help if I can. May I ask what troubleshooting, if any, you have done?

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Solorray
Constellation

Re: GPS Issue on Galaxy s8

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There's not much settings with the application for tracking that I use so what I do in my device is I set the app for priority and I make sure it has high location on the GPS I also make sure that the WiFi is turned off so it's not trying to grab wifi locations while I'm driving because the application uses internet and the GPS

So I'm not too sure what other troubleshooting I need to do but all I know is the tracking software my percentages are really low and I need to be in the 95% range

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Red Giant

Re: GPS Issue on Galaxy s8

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I understand @Solorray Have you tried clearing the cache for the tracking app or for your device? There is a way to clear the cache for all of your device at once but I would want too make sure you follow the steps below else you may accidentally wipe your phone.

 

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the Android logo displays, release all keys ('Installing system update' will show for about 30 - 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
  4. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight “wipe cache partition.”
  5. Press the Power key to select.
  6. Press the Volume down key to highlight “yes” and press the Power key to select.
  7. When the wipe cache partition is complete, “Reboot system now” is highlighted.
  8. Press the Power key to restart the device.

 

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