Possible GPS fix for those with problems

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by owaters, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. owaters macrumors member

    May 21, 2004
    England, UK
    For those of you experiencing problems with the iPhone struggling to find your location (been happening to me since 2.0.1), this is a possible fix.

    I've noticed the only time my GPS has failed to work is when I have had 3G enabled. Disabling it, initiating the GPS module, and then re-enabling it seems to have helped. It has worked successfully on the few occasions I have been faced with no GPS. The procedure I follow is below:

    1) Turn OFF 3G in 'Settings > General > Network'
    2) Launch Maps and hit the 'Location' button to initiate the GPS module
    3) Hopefully GPS should start working
    4) Re-Enable 3G for faster speeds

    If this fails, try turning 'Location Services' OFF in 'Setting > General' and then turning it back ON again.

    Now this might just be my experience, but this procedure seems to have worked successfully so far. I have no idea whether the 3G module can conflict with the GPS module/signal (maybe someone can shed some light on if this is possible or not), but give it a go and if this works (or not) for you then please let us know ;)

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