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No GPS

Postby lordy5 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:01 pm

Hello, this app just constantly says no GPS and becuase of that is pretty useless :(
Is there anything I can do to fix this? I have been on to Maps that is installed on my phone and it can pinpoint my location exactly, how do I fix this? :(
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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 lordy5 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:22 pm

iPhone 3GS - iOS 5.1.1
Waze version - 3.2.2.0

Tried a google search, seems like there is a lot of people with this issue but no solutions :(
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Re: No GPS

Postby rleejr79 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:44 am

Sometimes my GNex glitches with the GPS and states no GPS as yours does. I just leave Waze in the background, open Google Maps, let it lock on to my position, then return to Waze. This has fixed the issue every time. It has only happened about 5 to us to me though.

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Re: No GPS

Postby wine4sure » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:46 pm

I never used to get this (I have the same phone, IOS and so on) but now I increasingly do.

Some journeys it doesn't happen at all, others I'm plagued by it.

Sometimes just leaving it alone is all I have to do and it fixes itself. Other times powering off the phone and on again kind of helps for a while.

I also quite often lose GPS lock when I turn a corner. This is when the view will change to different satellites, I assume.

I just assumed that it's because the GPS in the iPhone 3GS is a bit rubbish, and my phone is getting old.

I think comparing with Google maps can be a bit misleading because that also uses WiFi and 3GS signals, whereas I don't know if Waze does that?
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Re: No GPS

Postby wine4sure » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:55 pm

Follow-up: I'm pretty sure it's dodgy hardware on my iPhone because:

a) Today I went into Google maps and that also was stuck in the same (wrong) location.

b) I've just remembered that it gets worse, the hotter the phone is.

You can of course use an external Bluetooth GPS receiver. This sounds inconvenient, but presumably you can leave it permanently in your car and powered on, and just continue to use the smartphone as usual, once it's configured to use the Bluetooth GPS (how on earth you do that I have no idea).
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Re: No GPS

Postby whatever2015 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:45 pm

hi,
when i have gps problems, i ran gps doctor and it fixes it.
you may want to see if there is an equivalent program that is free if you just want to experiment.

if you do run gps doctor though, try to do it when at home or in the morning, because once you run it, it will take a few minutes for your gps software to get a fix. but it fixes my gps problems 98% of the time.
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Re: No GPS

Postby lucazen » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:54 pm

This issue appear also to me very often, lost gps signal when google maps get fine instead.

Only after numerous attempts to restart waze / gps i can navigate normally. At now I have not yet understood where is the problem.

I've LG OPTIMUS ONE with android 2.3 and latest version of Waze.
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Re: No GPS

Postby nikwax » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:19 pm

I have same issue with iPhone 4 and iOS 6. Apple Maps looks fine, but Waze has no idea where I am, or it finds where I am every five minutes or so.
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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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