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  1. Fabio Mendonca's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 535 win W8.1 with all the updates since I bought it (January) and i've never been able to get Localisation from the GPS.
    I've used Waze, Sygic, Here+ Drive, etc, and all of them aren't geting the info from the GPS. the most i've got is the localisation from GSM or WiFi.
    Is there any way I can solve this?
    Thanks
    04-05-2015 03:56 PM
  2. Ashish Sen's Avatar
    Try rebooting the Phone by pressing Down volume button + Power button. It should work.
    04-05-2015 04:15 PM
  3. Fabio Mendonca's Avatar
    :( Nop .. tried that, and also restore from the settings menu and even restore with Windwos Phone Recovery Tool through my PC.
    04-05-2015 04:26 PM
  4. Harrie-S's Avatar
    :( Nop .. tried that, and also restore from the settings menu and even restore with Windwos Phone Recovery Tool through my PC.
    Welcome to Windows central.

    Can you explain in more detail what you mean.
    Is it if you use airplane mode you do not get a location at all, our without a SIM and not connected to wifi. If so your device has a defect.
    (The gps in windows phone is a a-GPS which means it uses cellular triangulation to get faster location.)
    Laura Knotek and Guytronic like this.
    04-05-2015 04:39 PM
  5. Fabio Mendonca's Avatar
    Well for example.... my phone with 3G and GPS ON in a car ride I turn on WAZE and set mu destination .... it gets my location (aproximated) but shows a message telling No GPS SIGNAL. (I wait and wait and wait and he stills fails to get the GPS Signal).
    Tried the same with SYGIC and HERE+ .. same problem. no GPS
    04-05-2015 06:45 PM
  6. Calmand Weird's Avatar
    ..same here
    04-18-2015 02:24 AM
  7. Ivan Gligorijevic's Avatar
    I have same problem, gps not working properly. Sometimes working normally (from time to time).
    This is software or hardware problem?
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    06-27-2015 05:23 PM
  8. DavidTheGiant's Avatar
    GPS is working fine for me.. 👍
    06-29-2015 03:40 AM
  9. vipme's Avatar
    I have same problem, gps not working properly. Sometimes working normally (from time to time).
    Try moving, it probably works when you change your location.
    06-29-2015 04:05 AM
  10. Ivan Gligorijevic's Avatar
    I sent the phone to RMA and expect replacement.
    Last edited by Ivan Gligorijevic; 07-01-2015 at 10:01 AM.
    07-01-2015 09:18 AM
  11. IkeVeles's Avatar
    It's important to know that Lumia 535 has A-GPS (Assisted GPS). That means that you can't use GPS without internet (Data or Wi-Fi).
    07-04-2015 10:38 AM
  12. xandros9's Avatar
    It's important to know that Lumia 535 has A-GPS (Assisted GPS). That means that you can't use GPS without internet (Data or Wi-Fi).
    As I've said in another place you've posted, Assisted-GPS means that the phone can dramatically improve the time to get a GPS fix using cellular, but it doesn't mean that internet is required.
    07-04-2015 10:45 AM
  13. Ivan Gligorijevic's Avatar
    Service has approved replacement.
    I took Lumia 730
    07-29-2015 02:24 PM
  14. v535's Avatar
    Service has approved replacement.
    I took Lumia 730
    You mean, you exchanged L535 for L730?
    07-30-2015 08:44 AM
  15. Ivan Gligorijevic's Avatar
    I replaced the L535 to L730 with my payment
    07-30-2015 11:28 AM
  16. tiagodutra's Avatar
    Try to download "Dish Alignment". It helped me a lot!
    01-08-2016 09:10 PM
  17. Arif Budiman Arrosyid's Avatar
    Try to download "Dish Alignment". It helped me a lot!
    What is that? Where I can download?
    05-16-2016 04:20 AM
  18. Vernek's Avatar
    Same problem here. I have everything:
    3G, GPS ON, Wifi ON.
    And I got accurate connection only when I am at home (connected to wifi), with 3G connection I have accuracy of 4km... It is imposible to use it while driving car.
    2 times back from service with information "All service parameters in norm". They didn't even check it! Only reseted device... No one want to help me with it from their side.
    07-04-2016 04:10 AM
  19. overlordhu's Avatar
    I think I have finally found a workaround for this problem! My Lumia 730 had the same no-gps bug and I was searching for a solution when I found in a forum that an app "Hardware Tests" is capable of checking the GPS hardware itself. My phone was always able to find the exact location when I had a Wifi connection, but never without it.

    The trick is to launch the "Hardware test" app, open up GPS test, and wait till it shows a reception based on Satellite instead of GSM or whatever. Then quit the app and start Here, an you have a working GPS reception! Enjoy! (No Wifi or data connection required!)
    07-06-2016 01:49 PM
  20. suraj mehra's Avatar
    All the phones have an A-GPS system. Still other phone's gps works good in offline mode. Some of my friends have lumia 535 and they are facing the same problem. I think there might be a problem with lumia 535 devices..
    08-22-2016 02:37 AM
  21. Keith Moon1's Avatar
    Hi
    I downloaded GPS Test, which gave me an accuracy of 65m - Spot on!!
    Reset to factory settings twice.
    GPS on WiFi and internet is quite abysmal, to say the least.
    Was this product released untested? That's certainly the impression I get.
    Is there likely to be any fix for this in the not too distant future?
    08-26-2016 06:19 AM
  22. xandros9's Avatar
    Hi
    I downloaded GPS Test, which gave me an accuracy of 65m - Spot on!!
    Reset to factory settings twice.
    GPS on WiFi and internet is quite abysmal, to say the least.
    Was this product released untested? That's certainly the impression I get.
    Is there likely to be any fix for this in the not too distant future?
    A lot of factors can go in from how well the GPS hardware connects, reception in the area, etc. But I can say the release went through the usual battery of tests but there are still defects, whether widespread across the model like the 535's flakier touch panel or the iPhone 4's reception issues or issues that develop on an individual phone like my tablet losing touch accuracy or your GPS being less than stellar.

    Although it could be that its reaching for a fix and the area isn't conducive, etc.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-26-2016 09:38 AM
  23. Keith Moon1's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply

    My previous phone was the 520, which worked very well, including the GPS.
    I would assume that the hard/software is practically the same.
    08-26-2016 03:42 PM
  24. PlexusCV's Avatar
    Originally posted by Keith Moon1
    Thanks for the reply

    My previous phone was the 520, which worked very well, including the GPS.
    I would assume that the hard/software is practically the same.
    Initially I had problems with my 535's gps. I realized that you need to move so it can fix to satellite. Now I can get gps fix fairly quick by following this procedure: Make sure you have internet (wifi is more accurate) and Location is on (of course), you will get approximate location. Now in Maps calculate your route, start navigation (you can turn off internet connection now if you want) and start driving even if it says "No gps signal". After 1 or 2 minutes it comes alive and works very well.
    08-29-2016 06:34 AM
  25. Keith Moon1's Avatar
    Thanks
    I have tried, I'll try again.
    I've seen how my wife's Samsung shows every inch of progress while she is on pokemon go.
    This is so frustrating. I put my faith in this product and boy was I let down.
    I read on the Spanish forum that a guy got the motherboard changed and now it works.
    I assume that some sub-standard motherboards slipped through QC
    That's the price you pay when your gadget is assembled in China.
    I tried to go through the 'repair my phone' web page, but it looks like microsoft doesn't want to know anything about it. No joy there!

    Has microsoft recognized that there is a problem?
    08-30-2016 03:05 PM
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