01-07-2013, 08:15 PM #1
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Recently i noticed it takes forever for the gps to lock in a location while offline. It would literally take 5 mins sometimes.
A couple times i tried restarting the phone and it would lock in a location within a min or so. but that obviously defeats the purpose if i have to restart it every time.
i tried contacting nokia about this and they said they would have the senior tech give me a call but i have not received a call. and another option they gave me was to send the phone in and they would check it out. turn around time would be 7-10 days.
anyone have any suggestions as to what i should do? would a hard reset make things better?
01-08-2013, 02:00 PM #2
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My wife and I have both noticed the same thing in the past few months. In our case it is even worse. For instance, I was driving in the mountains with Nokia Drive (offline maps). All of a sudden the GPS lost it's lock, and after several minutes it hadn't come back. I rebooted the phone, and it connected right away, within 30 seconds. I drove another 10 minutes, and lost it again. It did this 2 more times before I got to my destination. Then on the drive home, it worked all the way (an hour drive), except it lost it one time, curiously enough on a perfectly flat area with nothing in the sky.
01-09-2013, 03:35 PM #4
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I have the same problem when I made a trip to my neighboring country about a week ago.
I was taking a coach up to the capital city so I thought I test drive the Nokia Drive app on my 900. To my disappointment, the GPS takes like forever to locate me, the msg bar keep displaying "Looking for GPS" until my 900 warmed up, I juz give up and exit the app as I am afraid it might drain my battery.
It really defeats the purpose of having this "Offline" feature if you cannot use it in another country. I really hope someone at Nokia see this thread and response/rectify the problem.Sent from my Windows 8 Atom-powered Asus Vivotab Smart Tablet
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