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# 207839 16-Jan-2017 11:52
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My GPS is not working. If I use Google Maps, it shows approximately where I am, but not as exact as I would expect. Turn by turn navigation isn't working either.


I've tried everything possible that I can think of (yes, been googling and youtube'ing).


I've downloaded an app called GPS Status and it shows that I don't connect to any satellites (it says 0/0 under Fix/Sats.).


I'm starting to think that the GPS antenna is faulty, but my colleague says that there's no actual GPS antenna in the S7. Is that true?


Also, I've tried *#0*# and Sensor.


Every time I switch the phone off, I have to recalibrate (to get the blue line). But GPS still doesn't work afterwards. Not sure if it has an impact?

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  # 1704035 16-Jan-2017 11:56
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I have had exactly the same issue with S2 & S4. In the end i have up on Samsung. I must say gadgets just fail when me and my dad goes near them.

Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.

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  # 1704040 16-Jan-2017 12:14
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The S7 definitely has GPS antenna. I find it to be the most accurate of any of the androids I've owned.

Are you running tyre stock software, no root etc?


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  # 1704070 16-Jan-2017 12:54
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My theory with my other Samsungs is the gps module failed. Presumably this has happened too but who knows

Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.

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