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GPS Signal Strength horrible after Nougat Update

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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.
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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