Waze takes very long time to find my location Android

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Waze takes very long time to find my location Android

Postby faztang » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:06 pm

Waze has almost become unusable because it takes so long to find my location. Like 15-20 minutes. When I want to use my GPS I don't have that kind of time to wait. Google Maps on the other hand finds my location right away every time I open the app. What is going on here? Both apps are owned by Google yet Waze can't grab a GPS signal at the same speed as Google Maps?

Any fixes or suggestions?

Thanks

I have a Motorola G5S Plus running Android 7.1.1
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Re: Waze takes very long time to find my location Android

Postby OlderTimer » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:44 pm

Check your favorite Apps site for apps similar to "GPS Fix".
Those apps can update the AGPS data in your phone to help find satellites faster.
Here is one example:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... x&hl=en_US
here is another:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... gpsstatus2

Remember, the GPS signal is significantly degraded if you are indoors.

My typical usage in weak signal areas:
1. Access the GPS app. Wait for a sufficient signal.
'2. THEN access WAZE. The GPS icon should activate almost immediately.

Such usage would also help indicate if your problem is WAZE or the GPS receiver in your device.
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