gordovious wrote:Same issue here with my new HTC One M9- my phone loses GPS *and* cell signal.
Waze worked fine on my HTC Amaze, but now with a new phone, updated operating system (5.0.2) and new version of Waze (18.104.22.168), it randomly drops out.
Now what? Who/where do we go?
I have the same phone, and it has the exact same problem. Prior to this, I had the LG Nexus 5, and it never encountered this problem. I do ridesharing, so it's dangerous to have the app go out on me -- not only GPS but data, too. I would restart the phone when this happens (while driving) only if several airplane mode switches don't work, but restarting the phone doesn't fix it permanently. GPS and data would disconnect about an hour or so later again.
I have a temporary quick fix that I discovered that doesn’t require restarting the phone. I have the HTC One M9. Data and GPS go out simultaneously once in a while whenever I use the Waze app.
These are the steps (in this order) that I take to reconnect to both GPS and to data:
1. Turn on Airplane Mode;
2. Turn off Location;
3. Turn Location back on;
4. Turn Airplane Mode back off.
Data and GPS will be fixed instantly. Unfortunately, this isn’t a permanent fix, so whenever GPS and data get disconnected again, follow those four steps under Settings, and everything will be fine -- for the time being.