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2016-07-06 12:17 PM
And wow, just go to this forum's 'tag' page and scroll to top tagged posts.. Literally every top tagged post is about GPS. Yeah, keep denying it SONY...
2016-07-09 05:26 AM
2016-07-10 01:37 AM
Hi, this happened to me some time ago while using the Google Maps, GPS is not working anymore. Searched the web, tried most of the solutions based on software, no fixing. Remember seeing some guys saying it is a hardware problem and one guy's advise about wiggle the charging point area. What I do is open the side lid and move/press the charge socket with my finger towards the front screen side and GPS starts working after a couple of seconds. Tried this solution many times and checked it with GPS Test application, it works. I guess there is loose contact somewhere inside which you can fix it temporary by moving charging point area. Yes, it is a temporary solution, everytime you need the GPS you have to open the side lid and push it but it is better than having no GPS.
The permanent solution will be changing the motherboard maybe but you have to first find an authorised service to accept the fault and fix it under warranty, which I belive is not easy
2016-07-13 06:21 PM
2016-07-14 09:59 PM - last edited on 2016-07-14 10:00 PM by alexdon
hi i have been having the problem with my z3 compact but my partner has the same phone and is full updated and her gps work fine so why is this only happening to some phones i wonder, the build quitly seems to have now gone poor! did the rush to build them so to keep up with others? always had and ericsson phone and keep with them when the merged into sonyericsson and now just sony sorry to say but they seem to have gone down hill since just being sony! have tried 99% of suggestions that i have seen on the forum and web but doesn't seem to work maybe time to become one of the mindless drones and get an iphone!!!!!!!!!
2016-07-25 06:10 AM
Like so many other people on this forum I am experiencing severe GPS problems with my Z3 compact, which make the satnav unusable. This has been a problem for a long time and is very widespread. Most, if not all users say that the GPS was working but stopped after an upgrade, and this is my experience too. It is obviously not a problem with individual devices needing fixing but a software issue. There has been so little effort from Sony to fix the problem that you can only conclude that they do not wish to spend time/money on this kind of support.
For this summer I have had to buy another phone (Galaxy Note 4) through GiffGaff to use Google maps satnav. I have always loved Sony (I have the Z4 tablet, a previous Z phone and two sony bluetooth speakers) but in addition to the GPS issue I'm also disappointed with the latest phone offering (Xperia X), so I will be moving to another make when I upgrade. Shame because I like Sony, but the quality has become too poor to continue.
2016-08-01 09:24 PM
I have had this issue for several months and it is, without a doubt, a software issue. Sony's failure to address this issue is grotesque.
2016-08-01 10:20 PM - last edited on 2016-08-01 10:24 PM by alexdon
Same Problem here since update. Some times no gps at all. Mostly it hangs once a while for a minute. Often after I cross a country boarder gps stops working.
Navigation is this way. Missed the turn a lot.
SONY this is frustrating!