iPhone 6 GPS Issues

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mantan, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. mantan macrumors 68000

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    Recently I've noticed some strange behavior from the GPS on my iPhone 6. If I'm using it to navigate it'll often drift a block to a 1/4 mile of my course and will start recalculating. It happens in both Apple Maps and Google Maps. I've notice the same thing when I use the Endomondo running app. It used to be very accurate, but now I notice it saying I'm passing 1/2 mile check points really early and my pace is way off. When I look at the map at the end of the the run, it has plot points that jump a block or more off my route. It's become somewhat useless for running because the distances don't match what I'm running.

    When I'm running the Apple Maps I get the 'locating' display at the bottom more than half the time I'm on my route. I've tried a hard reset, but it's still not working.

    I wanted to check here to see if anybody has experience something similar before I make an appointment to take to get it checked.
     
  2. djdsas macrumors member

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    I just went through the same thing. My iPhone 6 started intermittently losing gps signal and not tracking me correctly. Sometimes it was spot on, sometimes it was totally off. Eventually got worse and stopped working all together. iPhone restore didn't fix. I had to pay $299 out of warrantee replacement. Luckily I had 1 extra year warrantee from my credit card company...they sent me a check for the fully replacement cost.

    Good luck
     
  3. mantan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Wow! That's pretty discouraging. The proximity sensor on my iPhone 4 never worked correctly. (known bug). The battery in my iPhone 5 went bad three different times. Now I'm having GPS issues 18 months into owning an iPhone 6. This is where the US really needs warranty laws like Europe. It's crazy that you have to pay a premium for AppleCare coverage to cover a $750 device for be stuck eating a $300 replacement fee.

    For $300 I'll give my money to Garmin and buy a GPS watch than pay Apple to replace yet another defective product.
     

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