The GPS in phone enables you to get the location and further on usefulness of knowing your location is that you can use it for navigation. Recently there has been a lot of problem with GPS on Android phone and the bestselling Galaxy S phone has a long history with it. The Galaxy S is not only the device with this problem but there are many strucked with the GPS problem. The root cause of it may vary from device to device and there are certain things which you can do to fix the problem. Here is what you should do if your GPS is behaving in an odd way.
Before you come to conclusion that GPS is not working on your phone make sure that it’s actually been given the rights to access. Most of the phones in the mobile are provided with A GPS which is the Assisted GPS to determine your location on the maps. The assisted GPS not only uses the GPS satellite signals but also may use cell phone towers and Wi-Fi network located nearby your phone vicinity to determine your location. It should actually help in quickly locating your location on Google Maps but the case is not the same when it comes to Android. First thing to ensure from your end is you should have turn on the GPS settings. To do that from your phone head to Settings > Location & Security and then tick Use Wireless Networks and Use GPS Satellites. By default your phone only uses the signal reception from GPS satellite and granting this access will help AGPS chip to give out quick results.
Using GPS Status & Toolbox App
Granting A GPS might solve your problem but it that doesn’t solve you should make use of GPS Status & Toolbox Android app. This application on your phone will clear all the cache and the nre download you’re A GPS data and which in turn can help you to re-acquire the correct satellite. Once you have downloaded this application you need to do the following –
Launch GPS Status & Toolbox and you will see the compass and raw data. Tap on the menu button for more options.
Finally click on Reset and then click on Download.
Go with Firmware Update
Lastly if you have installed a custom ROM then there might be problem with GPS reception on that firmware and so its advices to have a more advanced Rom on your device which fixes issues. We have shown how to flash your device with various custom ROM and select your device, select firmware and have a go!
Finally if GP still didn’t get lock on your device then you can comment here explaining what’s the problem, which firmware you are on and your device name and model. We might find something for you.