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Re: No GPS

Postby bdfw33 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:32 pm

Here lately I have been getting the same no gps reading. I have an Android with the updated software. I have went as far as uninstalling the app and reinstalling the app but that has not helped. I have tried rebooting and that does not help either. I have left the app running for over an hour at a time hoping that it will pick up the signal and that has not helped either. This has been a good app in the past but now that I am having problems with it not working for me then I don't know if it is feasible for me to continue to try to use it. I would like any help to resolve this issue. It doesn't help me at all with the rush hour traffic or for me to be able to report things either.
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Re: No GPS

Postby Bigbear3764 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:05 pm

What phone?
What OS?
Waze version?

Maybe try a search to see if anyone else has had same problem.
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Re: No GPS

Postby CBenson » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:03 pm

I found that sometimes waze will prevent a GPS fix from occurring. Thus, when I open waze and it cannot get a fix, if I then open another app that tries to get GPS data (e.g. Google maps or GPS status) those apps can't get a fix either. If I then reboot and open one of those other apps first, the GPS gets a fix, if I then open waze while the GPS is providing good data, waze works fine.
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Re: No GPS

Postby cherianchris » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:02 pm

I'm having instances of no GPS on drives. Has been happening only in this week.

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Re: No GPS

Postby CrackedLCD » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:59 pm

The lost GPS issue is definitely annoying. I had it on my original Samsung Galaxy S phone (running Gingerbread) and my new Droid DNA (running Jelly Bean). The Galaxy would lose GPS completely and stop tracking my movements; the DNA only puts up the error message when trying to submit gas prices and it goes away if I immediately try to submit prices again.

The easiest solution I've found is to simply turn off GPS and turn it back on via settings. Once it re-locks Waze will be fine for a while.
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Re: No GPS

Postby csquare » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:00 am

I am also having the issue with the No GPS Connection.
I have an iPhone 3GS with OS 6.0.1.
I am not traveling out in the sticks. I am traveling along a major interstate and Waze cannot find me.
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Re: No GPS

Postby Daknife » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:06 pm

Not sure about all the folks having problems with their new IPhones, but on my Galaxy S I ended up buying a bluetooth GPS antenna, and use it almost exclusively because the weak GPS receiver is a known weakness in the GS devices.
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Re: No GPS

Postby Daknife » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:46 am

I have the Dual150 GPS, you have to go into the devices settings and tell it to allow Mock GPS data, but then it works like a charm. It came with full instructions.

Note there are less expensive ones out there, I imagine they work fairly well, but I have no experience with them Amazon linky
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Re: No GPS

Postby erezz123 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:21 pm

I found a fix! it's not a perfect fix but it does the job.
http://www.gps-fix.com/
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Re: No GPS

Postby hebermc » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:53 am

In Android you can use the following app to figure out if your phone is getting the gps signal:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... tus2&hl=en

If it fails you can try two things:
1) Restart the phone
or
2) Reset a-gps:
a) Menu / Tools / manage aGPS state.
b) Select 'Reset' to clear the internal state of the GPS.
c) Select 'Download' to re-download the assistance data. You will need an active internet connection at this step.
d) Close the GPS Status application for 10 seconds.
e) Go outside and find a spot where large part of the sky is visible.
Make sure you have the 'Keep the screen on' settings turned on (in Menu / Settings / Display & Tools'.
e) Let the program run and try to acquire your GPS position

If you live in a area with loads of buildings try going to a park for a first lock, in my experience older phones have bad gps, my Galaxy Ace 2 takes minutes to get a GPS lock while my Galaxy S4 takes just a few seconds.
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