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  1. dw852's Avatar
    Hi dudes,
    I don't know my gps is broken or what, it takes a long time and many tries to locate me. My friend has a Nokia 820, his gps locates him at almost no time.
    How about you guys? Is that because my gps is not working? It seem there is nothing I could do to do setting.
    07-28-2013 03:10 AM
  2. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    How long does it take to locate you? Anything above ten seconds is abnormal for any modern smartphone.

    If it really bugs you, try a soft reset to shake things up. If that doesn't do anything, try having it fixed or return it.
    07-28-2013 03:41 AM
  3. dw852's Avatar
    It takes at least 15~20 mins and I have to re-try many times. I do turn my mobile off every night. Is that already soft reset? What else should I do before I take it to repair center?
    One thing funny. When I turn on the map at home, it would locate me very fast, but not outside. That's why I didn't pay attention to it 'till I used it yesterday outdoor.
    Last edited by dw852; 07-28-2013 at 06:09 AM.
    07-28-2013 05:58 AM
  4. mms-pc's Avatar
    >>Anything above ten seconds is abnormal for any modern smartphone.

    Not really, the signal reception sometimes may be interfered by buildings surround, or weather condition in your current location, the location lock time will significantly vary.
    07-29-2013 11:08 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It sounds abnormal if it works inside but not outside.
    07-29-2013 11:12 PM
  6. Jean_Philippe VERT's Avatar
    I had the same issue at the beginning. Then I downloaded maps locally which solved all my issues.
    It seems it was not the GPS itself but access to the map from remote servers.
    07-30-2013 03:04 PM
  7. dw852's Avatar
    Thank all.

    It is getting better a little bit. I've found that whenever I switched off and on my mobile, the gps takes forever to search for location at the first time. So, I didn't switch off my mobile at night as usual, and it locates me "OK".
    But still when I test the gps with my friend who got a Nokia 820, it always pin the locations right away and mine is locating, locating and locating sometimes. So, my conclusion is : Nokia 820 is doing a much better job than my Ativ on the gps. :P
    07-31-2013 09:34 AM

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