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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 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 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 Beezer69 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:11 pm

I found the problem and the solution for me at least!

I have a note2, and it was doing the same thing. Waze was useless as I never had GPS. I even had considered upgrading my phone, as reinstalling Waze didn't help.

The problem is the phone overheats when Waze in on, and for some reason that affects the GPS. I know this is true, because my son-in-law told me about a phone Holder that used the A/C vents to hold the phone, so cold air constantly blows on my phone and keeps it cool. When I'm using Waze and it is in the phone Holder, it never loses GPS.

I think if you open Waze and keep it next the the A/C vents (obviously with cool air coming out of them), you will find that Waze will not lose GPS.

I had given up on Waze until I stumbled upon this fix
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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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