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# 240075 19-Aug-2018 12:02
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When I purchased this phone it's GPS worked really well.  After all it's a Nokia right.  Well it appears that possibly the update to Oreo 8.1 seems to have stuffed the GPS side of things.  First it was Google Maps that lost it's ability to offer step by step navigation and then the Here app also lost out.  I have tried reinstalling Here and also have tried to clear out caches etc.   Is this common for Oreo 8.1 or is there something else that can help?


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  # 2075718 19-Aug-2018 12:49
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Can't really comment but they are certainly pumping out some big updates to my Nokia 5.  In the last 2 weeks I have one over 500 mb and another at 148 mb, so there may be some hope that fixes are coming out in an active way?




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  # 2075766 19-Aug-2018 14:15
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Is your GPS broken too?  I am expecting Android 9 in the next wee while too.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2077240 22-Aug-2018 09:18
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There's an app called GPS Status & Toolbox that you could try. It shows information about how many GPS satellites the phone can see and how many it can get a lock on. It also has a "Diagnose Sensors" screen that looks at the various sensors in your phone and tells you if they're responding.

The app also let's you download A-GPS data, which can get you a quicker GPS lock. That may help if the GPS lock is taking much longer than expected.



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  # 2077322 22-Aug-2018 11:42
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Worth a go.




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  # 2077364 22-Aug-2018 12:47
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The app seems to be seeing the satellites.  Endlessly "Looking for GPS location", despite seeing heaps of satellites.  Also tried the data download.  Hasn't helped.  I think the 8.1 update has turned something off somewhere.  This handset used to be first class for GPS

 

 


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  # 2079354 26-Aug-2018 11:55
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Crud. My guess is that Nokia screwed up something in the GPS driver that's causing it to not get a lock. Hopefully they release an update to fix it soon, maybe as part of the next monthly security update (I assume they come out monthly for Nokia).

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  # 2082889 2-Sep-2018 20:40
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FWIW I've had a similar problem (cannot lock onto satellites) with my Nokia 5 since sometime last year.


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