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By ithink2020, Member on 28th February 2017, 02:43 PM
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Wife and I recently applied the Nougat update that was pushed out. However, now both our phones have GPS issues. We use apps that require a GPS connection. Up until now, those apps worked from our home and our workplace. However, since the update, the apps keep giving us GPS errors.

I notice that Google Maps also can's show me where I'm actually at. Sometimes it works, but only for a few minutes. I downloaded GPS Status and Toolbox and it can't get a lock from my desk.

Is there any fixes out there that address the GPS signal strength, post Android 7.0?

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28th February 2017, 09:57 PM |#2  
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Having no GPS problems on my Sprint S7
Under the Location settings I have "Locating Method" set to "High accuracy" and both "Wi-Fi scanning" and "Bluetooth scanning" disabled under "Improve accuracy"

Have you tried factory reset?
That seems to fix some of the various issues that people are having through the Nougat update.
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28th February 2017, 10:05 PM |#3  
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I'll try turning those off and see how it goes.

No, didn't want to do a factory reset, if I didn't have to... Such a pain in the arse.

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10th April 2017, 05:28 PM |#4  
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Any luck with this? The factory reset didn't work for me on my Sprint S7, I still have GPS issues and now I've lost app data to Runtastic and ToMarket GPS settings are the same as DankNuts.

Since the nougat update, It happens every time I use Runtastic (every other day). When it happens, I notice that Maps is also showing the wrong location (anywhere from where I'm at to a mile away). I've tried the app GPS Test (clearing and updating AGPS) and numerous phone restarts. At first those seemed to work. Now I try clearing the cache of apps that use GPS and that has worked long enough for my 90 minute run.

One thing that I just realized now, is that when I start Waze or navigation I don't seem to have the problem. I may need to test with a combination of those and Runtastic.
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28th April 2017, 08:38 PM |#5  
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satellite problem
I installed gps statua software and it says 0/0 satellites. Gps essentials software says location provider cell.

For me it seems that the gps module would not somehow "turn on"

Edit: if i change in samsumg setting 'location method' to 'device only' gps essentials says location provider "unknown"
6th June 2017, 11:00 PM |#6  
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I installed gps statua software and it says 0/0 satellites. Gps essentials software says location provider cell.

For me it seems that the gps module would not somehow "turn on"

Edit: if i change in samsumg setting 'location method' to 'device only' gps essentials says location provider "unknown"

did you solve it? I think tomorrow I'll go to samsung assistance..
13th June 2017, 12:20 PM |#7  
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better gps solution
Goto settings; location; then top-right scanning, switch off wifi scanning and also bluetooth

Because there is a conflict with wifi and gps.

Help with several devices.

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13th June 2017, 12:30 PM |#8  
Mine was defective, they replaced the motherboard entirely
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