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Astronaut

Note 8 consistently loses GPS lock while driving

 

This seemed to happen over the summer, it is now happening every time I use Google Maps, to the point that I can't use it anymore.   It loses lock in the middle of my trip, and I don't have any indication it has stopped unless I examine the nav program carefully.

 

I also find it dangerous to have to keep my eyes off the road fiddling/re-starting with my nav program to see if GPS would magically reconnect.

 

This appears to be a common problem with Note 8 phones, is Samsung going to acknowledge or comment about this??  (And upgrading my phone is not an acceptable solution given all the Covid uncertainty in the job market right now.)

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Constellation

Re: Note 8 consistently loses GPS lock while driving

I've had the same issue with both google maps and waze. Did a factory reset and did away with most the apps, still same issue.

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Cosmic Ray

Re: Note 8 consistently loses GPS lock while driving

I also have the same issue. I don't know why that happens. i thought it was just me.
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Astronaut

Re: Note 8 consistently loses GPS lock while driving

Its probably a disabling feature built into the phones to render them useless in time so one spends money on replacing it. I think its strange that everyone with a note 8 is experiencing the same issue around the same time. Scams

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Astronaut

Re: Note 8 consistently loses GPS lock while driving

having same issue, gps status won't show any satellite locks
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Constellation

Re: Note 8 consistently loses GPS lock while driving

same here
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Asteroid

Re: Note 8 consistently loses GPS lock while driving

TOTALLY frustrating!  Has anyone found a solution?  This has gone on for months.  I found the best workaround is to turn "Location" off and on, using the top bar menu, even while running maps or waze.  Not exactly safe to do while driving.  Does Samsung have any intention on fixing this?  If not, I won't be replacing with another Samsung phone.  Pixel 4A is looking pretty good.

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Astronaut

Re: Note 8 consistently loses GPS lock while driving

I am having the same issue, among many other issues after this recent update.

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