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GPS problems

Learner
Message 11 of 21
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Message 11 of 21

Re: GPS problems

I have done some research and found out that this looks to be a strange HW issue.
I installed GPSLocker to look for signal strengts and found out an interesintg thing.
If you are holding you finger on the side where SD card is located - about 1.5cm from top, you get almost instant increase in signal strengt from 25-50%., when I release my finger - it drops. I'm able to repeat this all the time. Can someone else try this ?
It's like the "death grip" for iPhones, just this time it's a GPS grip for Xperia Slightly smiling Face

 

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Inhabitant
Message 12 of 21
3,966 Views
Message 12 of 21

Re: GPS problems

Can't confirm.

I've been trying this multiple times in GPS-only mode.

No such behavior.

App -> GPS-Status

Learner
Message 13 of 21
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Message 13 of 21

Re: GPS problems

I made a short video how it looks for me: Video

One time poster
Message 14 of 21
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Message 14 of 21

Re: GPS problems

I just got my xz1 compact less than a week ago and already stumbled upon the GPS problem while driving. My experience was similar to a previous poster here where I was traveling thru the lower level of George Washington bridge from New York to New Jersey and lost the gps signal coming off the bridge. I use Android auto and switched from Waze to Google maps but neither app couldn't get a GPS location fix. I had to restart the phone to get it fixed. 

 

I had pixel running Oreo before the Sony and not once I had this issue driving thru the same bridge and so many other bridges/tunnels. So this problem is specific to Sony. 

 

To me this is a serious issue. GPS stops working while you driving is a deal breaker for me. I bought xz1 because I like small phones but xz1 is going back and going to grab the pixel2 if Sony is not fixing this issue/acknowledging this problem. 

Enthusiast
Message 15 of 21
3,533 Views
Message 15 of 21

Re: GPS problems

Hello from a fellow Ingress Player!

I had issues with GPS drift and it was fixed after i turned off Wifi and Bluetooth scanning. Comapared to the previous phones i have had, the screen size is perfect for glyphing

Commissioner
Message 16 of 21
3,462 Views
Message 16 of 21

Re: GPS problems

What setting option is that exactly? 

Greetings,

SirRobin
Commissioner
Message 17 of 21
3,450 Views
Message 17 of 21

Re: GPS problems

Settings -  Google - Location - Scanning

 

You can disable both options and see if it makes a difference for you.

Commissioner
Message 18 of 21
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Message 18 of 21

Re: GPS problems

So what is a good value for gpx fix outside? I´m not sure but i think my device needs a lot of time for that. even in pokemon go i´ll sometimes get the message "no gps found" so maybe it´s a problem with my device itself?

Greetings,

SirRobin
Visitor
Message 19 of 21
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Message 19 of 21

Re: GPS problems

Yes I am experiencing the same issue. I did a factory reset on my phone ~1 month ago. This did take care of the issue for a while but it eventually returns. I have tried the *#*#7378423#*#* purge assistance data and this does not help the issue at all. This phone use to work flawlessly with no issues.

Visitor
Message 20 of 21
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Message 20 of 21

Re: GPS problems

I tried doing this and no improvements.