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Master Geek


  #2167421 25-Jan-2019 13:06
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Installed on mine yesterday. 

 

 

 

Any news on fixing the Wi-Fi  issues?


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  #2167672 26-Jan-2019 00:51
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Android Auto & lost GPS?

 

Anybody out there use Android Auto a lot?

 

My 7+ seems to lose the GPS signal after 5-10min of AA usage. A swipe down of the control screen, "power cycle" Navigation & I'm good again until I start AA the next time. Anyboduy else experience something similar?

 

 

 

     

  1. This happened even before the Jan-2019 update
  2. I have not searched on-line for any other occurrence or solution. Enough of a p.i.t.a. to post here, but not enough to go trawling pages & pages of forums.




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  #2167682 26-Jan-2019 06:39
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Looking at maybe getting the Nokia 7 Plus again for my partner.

 

Does anyone use Android Auto and can confirm it works fine?

 

She will be using it everyday for most of the day for work.

 

 

 

ANglEAUT:

 

Android Auto & lost GPS?

 

Anybody out there use Android Auto a lot?

 

My 7+ seems to lose the GPS signal after 5-10min of AA usage. A swipe down of the control screen, "power cycle" Navigation & I'm good again until I start AA the next time. Anyboduy else experience something similar?

 

 

 

     

  1. This happened even before the Jan-2019 update
  2. I have not searched on-line for any other occurrence or solution. Enough of a p.i.t.a. to post here, but not enough to go trawling pages & pages of forums.

 

 

Wow that's not good at all, um Tried deleting Google Maps App data?


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Geek


  #2167720 26-Jan-2019 08:41
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ANglEAUT:

 

Android Auto & lost GPS?

 

Anybody out there use Android Auto a lot?

 

My 7+ seems to lose the GPS signal after 5-10min of AA usage. A swipe down of the control screen, "power cycle" Navigation & I'm good again until I start AA the next time. Anyboduy else experience something similar?

 

 

 

     

  1. This happened even before the Jan-2019 update
  2. I have not searched on-line for any other occurrence or solution. Enough of a p.i.t.a. to post here, but not enough to go trawling pages & pages of forums.

 

 

You may wish to try turning off battery optimisation for the app: go to Settings -> Apps -> Android Auto -> Battery optimisation. I had a similar problem with an app called GPS Keeper being closed down after 10 mintes or so, and this fixed it for me.


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  #2167721 26-Jan-2019 08:44
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TG09:

 

Installed on mine yesterday. 

 

 

 

Any news on fixing the Wi-Fi  issues?

 

 

The talk on XDA is that this is just a security patch. A second, leaked, maintenance release tried by some users had largely positive reports that the wifi issue was fixed afterwards. But the leaked release is not publicly available, although slated for February.


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  #2167730 26-Jan-2019 09:19
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KevinF:

 

You may wish to try turning off battery optimisation for the app: go to Settings -> Apps -> Android Auto -> Battery optimisation. I had a similar problem with an app called GPS Keeper being closed down after 10 minutes or so, and this fixed it for me.

 

Now disabled. I'd initially gone & switched off a bunch of apps, but I guess at the time I skipped this because I thought I'd not use it.

 

 

 

[rant] What's with this battery optimisation that stops timers? If there is one thing that I want to keep running in the background, then it would be something like a timer. This should never be suspended[/rant]





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Wannabe Geek


  #2172361 3-Feb-2019 17:46
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Can anyone with a 7 plus confirm whether or not it has built in ANT+ capabilities (other than USB on the go support). My own reading of the specs in various places shows its not listed however I have come across Nokia forums where owners of the 7 plus (and other models) have been discussing failure of previously working ANT+ after a Pie update.  I ask as I am looking for a phone  with ANT/firmware and the 7 Plus ticked a lot of other boxes


 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  #2172377 3-Feb-2019 18:43
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according to this directory only the Nokia 8 has it.

 

 

 

https://www.thisisant.com/directory/filter/~/60/~/





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Wannabe Geek


  #2172384 3-Feb-2019 18:55
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vexxxboy:

 

according to this directory only the Nokia 8 has it.

 

 

 

https://www.thisisant.com/directory/filter/~/60/~/

 

 

Yes, I have seen that but don't know how complete it is. Apart from the 7 plus I have also seen in other forums owners of Nokia 6 saying their ANT services were disrupted by upgrades.  Its possible the capability is built in and activated if the appropriate services are installed. Then again they may just be referring to ANT support with an attached "dongle" i.e. through USB on the go as I understand it.


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  #2172387 3-Feb-2019 19:11
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ANglEAUT:

 

KevinF:

 

You may wish to try turning off battery optimisation for the app: go to Settings -> Apps -> Android Auto -> Battery optimisation. I had a similar problem with an app called GPS Keeper being closed down after 10 minutes or so, and this fixed it for me.

 

Now disabled. I'd initially gone & switched off a bunch of apps, but I guess at the time I skipped this because I thought I'd not use it.

 

 

Thank you @KevenF, that seems to have helped.





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  #2172406 3-Feb-2019 19:47
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just tested my sons Nokia 7 plus and this is what it shows

 

 

 





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Wannabe Geek


  #2172412 3-Feb-2019 19:54
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Thanks a lot for testing your sons 7 Plus.  I guess that confirms that any support for ANT is only USB support


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Master Geek


  #2177433 13-Feb-2019 07:59
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ANglEAUT:

 

KevinF:

 

You may wish to try turning off battery optimisation for the app: go to Settings -> Apps -> Android Auto -> Battery optimisation. I had a similar problem with an app called GPS Keeper being closed down after 10 minutes or so, and this fixed it for me.

 

Now disabled. I'd initially gone & switched off a bunch of apps, but I guess at the time I skipped this because I thought I'd not use it.

 

[rant] What's with this battery optimisation that stops timers? If there is one thing that I want to keep running in the background, then it would be something like a timer. This should never be suspended[/rant]

 

 

I have ended up emailing Nokia and they said do this, havent done it as of yet.

 

In the meantime, we can suggest you a workaround in order to sort it out:   

 

1.  - Please go to settings > network and internet > 3 dots on the top > reset network preferences. Keep in mind that this will erase all the Wi Fi passwords.  - After that, please do a Soft reset: Press the Power button and Volume UP button simultaneously for at least 10 seconds, release them when you feel the phone vibrate and you see "Powered by Android" on the screen.  

 

2. Check in safe mode:    - Press and hold the Power button. - In the window that will appear on the screen, select and hold the "Power off" option.  - It will appear a new window called "Safe Mode". Then, press OK.  

 

The device will restart in safe mode. An inscription about this will appear at the bottom left of the screen. After going into safe mode, use the device as usual. Check if the problem has disappeared. Remember that only preinstalled applications are available to you. If you want to go back to the normal mode, you just need to restart the device. 


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Master Geek


  #2177532 13-Feb-2019 11:29
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Turning off battery optimization won't help. Nokia phones run kind of vanilla Android which under the hood is not. Nokia bundles info their firmware packages from 3rd party provider Evenwell. One of the Evenwell services improves battery life by killing non-system background apps, it ignores any battery optimization settings. I had similar issues on Nokia 6(2017) and Nokia 5.1.

 

On Snapdragon devices it's enough to uninstall com.evenwell.powersaving.g3 from user space via adb, while on Mediatek devices com.evenwell.emm, e.g.

 

 

adb shell
pm uninstall --user 0 com.evenwell.powersaving.g3

 

or

 

adb shell
pm uninstall --user 0 com.evenwell.emm

 

 

Though If you'd like to reinstall that evenwell crap back factory reset required


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  #2186584 24-Feb-2019 22:28
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Thank you qwery123. Your option seems better than the safe mode suggested by TG09 as Android Auto & my navigation app are not pre-installed.





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