What would we do nowadays without the good ol’ GPS (Global Positioning System)? It’s used worldwide by drivers and simple pedestrians, and it’s hard to imagine a trip to an unknown location without using Google Maps or Waze.
But what should you do when your GPS device is malfunctioning? It even happens on a fabulous phone like OnePlus 7, which was released last year in June. Figuring out how to fix such issues is the purpose of this article.
Reboot the device
This is probably the most common method to fix issues regarding GPS, the internet connection, and so on. And it’s pretty efficient, too. Restarting clears cache files and refreshes the device, getting it ready to engage better in various functions.
Update Google Maps or Waze
Depending on what app you’re using for GPS navigation, you can just simply see if there is any update available. Having your app outdated is a frequent cause of many GPS issues. To update, you’ll need to search for your app in Google Play and see if there is any option available.
Calibrate the GPS
This is another efficient way of making your GPS work a lot better. You need to follow these simple steps:
- Access Google Play Store and download GPS Status & Toolbox.
- Open the app.
- Within the menu tap on Manage A-GPS state.
- Find the “Reset” option and select it.
- Go to the previous Manage A-GPS state and tap on the download option.
- New GPS data will be downloaded and that’s it. Your app should be significantly improved.
Disable Airplane Mode and GPS
This is another easy-peasy way to fix your GPS. All you have to do is turn off the Airplane mode, wait for a minute or so, and then turn it back on. Repeat the process for GPS and you should be done fixing it.
At least one of these methods will help you in no-time. Feel free to try them!