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Asteroid

Android Auto and Note 8 loses GPS randomly on Waze and Google maps

Hi,

 

I've been running into an issue with Android Auto and the Samsung Note 8 (Verizon SM-N950U), If you do some reseach on this, you will see this is VERY, VERY common issue with the NOTE 8.  The funny thing is the NOTE 8 is on the very limited list of phones that support WIRELESS Android auto but, it cant even keep GPS solid on it. Really ?

 

This is my post on Reddit where I started trying to find a solution for this

 
 
As a phone, GPS with Waze has been flawless, never lost GPS (besides in a Tunnel or something), Once I connect to Android Auto, it's hit or miss.  I have gone through all the "tweaks" (read the reddit post above to see what I have done !) to my Note 8. Sometimes, I can just unplug my phone and plug it back in and it finds itself again, other times, a reboot is needed for it to work again for a while. 
 
With this all being said, if I am using Android, and it's complete LOST, I can unplug the phone, OPEN Waze and it shows the "lost" location for about a 1/2 a second and fixes exactly where it is.  Why does get lost in the first place ?  What logs can I look over to figure out what EXACTLY is going on here ?
 
I did use a 2019 Ford for a rental back in January that had Android auto and this happened then, I just put in Android auto into my Lexus LS460, and it does the same dam thing. I figured it would be fixed by now (6+ months later). 
 
Did anyone find a 100% fix this besides spending $35 a month on a new phone ? There is nothing wrong with my Note 8 besides this (and some Waze burn in on the screen)
 
Here is a post on this subject on the OFFICAL Google Android Auto fourms for reference. 
 
 
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Asteroid

Re: Android Auto and Note 8 loses GPS randomly on Waze and Google maps

No one else on here has this issue ? 

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Asteroid

Re: Android Auto and Note 8 loses GPS randomly on Waze and Google maps

IS SAMSUNG or anyone going to do ANYTHING about this issue ?  This is a MAJOR issue with phones that are still being sold today (Verizon Still offers the Note 8)... 

 
There are THOUSANDS of posts about this, lots of people are complaining but, Nothing is done about ?  AT ALL ?  Are you kidding me ? 
 
I was an LG guy for years before I got my Note 8... I was eyeing a note 10+ but, I might step back a little and really think about what my next phone will be.
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Astronaut

Re: Android Auto and Note 8 loses GPS randomly on Waze and Google maps

I've got the same issue.  I recently got a replacement from insurance and the replacement had GPS issues too so I returned it for warranty exchange, the newest one has the same GPS issues....

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