iPhone 6(S)(+) iPhone 6S GPS takes long to acquire

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cinergi, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. cinergi macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2012

    I have a GPS issue with my iPhone 6S: when starting a navigation app like Google Maps, the GPS accuracy is initially bad (as indicated by a circle of uncertainty around my position) and it takes approximately 5 minutes to improve. This makes the navigation useless for the first 5 minutes because my position floats around. After that, it works well. Currently running iOS 11.3, but I've been having this issue across several iOS versions. I don't recall when it first started, but it wasn't like this when I first purchased the phone.

    For comparison, my wife's iPhone X acquires full GPS accuracy instantly as soon as a navigation app is opened.

    Any ideas?

  2. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020


    Aug 19, 2017
    That interesting because my X has been less than stellar and my 6S is always spot on... I’ve tried a fresh install of iOS and it didn’t solve the issue. Sometimes it works properly but it’s random. I have noticed that if I leave it on for long enough it seems to straighten itself out..
  3. cinergi thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Yes, it does straighten itself out after leaving the nav on for a few minutes. Unfortunately, the first few minutes is often when I need the nav the most, to get out of an unfamiliar area and onto the highway for example.


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