GPS signal worse on 4S than on 4??!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eff pc, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. eff pc macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    So I searched the forums but didn't see anything related to this but I've noticed that my iPhone 4S has worse GPS accuracy than my 4. I notice this most in the Garmin navigation app (the on board maps version). It doesn't even show that I'm on the road and in just map view it just says my direction where it used to say direction and street name. Anyone else notice this too? Maybe it's just capability with iOS being the issue? The maps app doesn't seem too bad but that doesn't do turn-by-turn :( Thoughts?
  2. globality macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2010
    I think none of the offline navigation apps (Tomtom, Navigon and garmin) at least works properly on iOS5. They have not been upgraded for a while. I will wait till their next upgrade. For now maybe try Waze?
  3. outz macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    i use tomtom daily and havent noticed an issue going from my 4 to 4S.
  4. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    I have an iPhone4. When using the Reminders in Location mode, I get the message signal anywhere from 2/10 to 1/2 mile off.

    Relatively useful, but far from exact.:(
  5. globality macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2010
    No issue with even restoring HD traffic? I saw a lot of 1 star reviews lately. I guess regular routing should be working fine.
  6. outz macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    sorry, i don't subscribe to their traffic service.

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