There are some basic tools in your smartphone that are and will be there in your device no matter how advanced smartphones become. One such basic and useful tool is GPS (Global Positioning System) and the most irritating and panicking thing that even the best of us experience is the GPS problem. GPS problem can be the wrong detection of location or no location detection at all. Quick directions by GPS can save you lots of time. It can be quite tough to get directions if you get stuck in an unfamiliar location and you encounter that your GPS is not working. Many factors such as ROM, device configuration and software influence the quality of the GPS signal. If you are stuck in such a situation, don’t panic. This article would help you analyze the problem and allow you o fix Allview GPS Problem by yourself.
- How To Fix Allview GPS Problem?
- Step 1: Turn GPS ON/OFF
- Step 2: Toggle Flight/Airplane Mode
- Step 3: Remove obstacles and trying to go outside
- Step 4: Invest in an external GPS receiver
- Step 5: Reboot the device
- Step 6: Turn on Improved Accuracy Mode
- Step 7: Turn OFF power saving mode
- Step 8: Recalibrate the GPS using the compass app
- Step 9: Refresh GPS/A-GPS
- Step 10: Update applications and OS
- Step 11: Clear cache data
- Step 12: Perform a hard reset
- Step 13: Get help from an authorized service center
How To Fix Allview GPS Problem?
First of all, you need to be sure if there is really an issue with GPS. Navigate to Google Maps or any mapping service. Check how accurate is your current location. There might be a slight error in location detection or you can even get no location detection at all. The ring around the pin helps you to determine the error in your location. If the error is too much or you don’t find your location, follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Turn GPS ON/OFF
Turn OFF your GPS for some seconds or a minute. Some devices have GPS as “Location access”. Turn it OFF. Then turn it ON and search for the location again. It may fix any software bugs or temporary issues that might have occurred during start-up of the GPS the previous time. Repeat the step for a few times and check if it works.
Step 2: Toggle Flight/Airplane Mode
Airplane mode often solves most of the issues related to connectivity tools. Airplane mode is a switch to toggle your network connectivity. Switch it ON. Wait for some seconds to a minute and switch it OFF. This can simply be done by accessing the notifications area. This would allow network connections to start again. It starts re-establishing the connection and works most of the time especially when you are using mobile data for GPS.
Step 3: Remove obstacles and trying to go outside
Apart from good network connectivity, GPS demands an unobstructed, clear view of the sky to work properly. Even thick phone cases can be obstructions leading to GPS problem. Walls, ceiling, etc also cause poor catching of radio signals. To get better results, move out of buildings, basements, etc and try to get under the clear sky to maintain a good line of sight with the GPS satellites. This also improves GPS performance and efficiency which is hampered by thick walls and other obstacles or due to bad network availability especially when you are using mobile data.
Step 4: Invest in an external GPS receiver
If you are often in areas where there is weak GPS signal such as rural areas, you can invest in an external GPS receiver. It would provide accurate results every time you use it. It is very handy and this investment would be worth if you really feel a need for using GPS frequently.
Step 5: Reboot the device
Reboot fixes tons of problems that may have been caused due to some software glitch or application crash that might have occurred during earlier start-up of your device. It also refreshes system settings which might be causing issues. Before going on to any complex methods, try a reboot of your Android device by switching OFF your device and waiting for a minute or so before turning it ON. Try using the GPS again. This may fix GPS problem on your device.
Step 6: Turn on Improved Accuracy Mode
Switch ON the “High Accuracy” mode to help boost the signals. It improves GPS efficiency and performance. The high-accuracy mode gives a more precise performance but you will have to sacrifice battery life. Navigate to Settings>>Location and tap on mode and choose High Accuracy Mode. Remember to undo this it later when GPS is no more required. This way you can get more precise and fast results.
Step 7: Turn OFF power saving mode
Check if Power Saving mode is enabled or not. Power Saving Mode improves battery life by disabling some functions like Wi-Fi and GPS. It improves battery life but must not be used if you want to use GPS in your device. It may be helpful when you are trying to save battery but if you are trying to use your GPS, you must disable Power Saving mode. Navigate to Settings>>Battery/Power options. Select Power saving/battery saving mode and disable it if you have enabled it. Check if the issue is resolved or not.
Step 8: Recalibrate the GPS using the compass app
Calibration can be done via the compass app which resides in most of the smartphones. Read the instructions or watch a video on how to calibrate the GPS of your device. Sometimes, although your phone’s GPS may be showing your location, it may not point you in the right direction. A non-calibrated compass may lead to GPS problem such as inaccurate location information by GPS.
Step 9: Refresh GPS/A-GPS
The A-GPS, Assistant GPS, data enhances the GPS performance of your device. GPS sometimes becomes corrupt or stuck especially when there is poor network reception. Refreshing both GPS and A-GPS may fix issues. Open Settings>>Apps>>All. Tap on A-GPS, clear data and cache. This would also increase GPS performance and efficiency. You can also try applications such as GPS Status & Toolbox to do this task. This will lead to reconnection thus fixing your issue.
Step 10: Update applications and OS
All mapping services and applications that having location must be updated. An update pending application develops bugs over the time causing construction in device performance leading to tons of issues such as GPS problem. For this, update the apps by navigating to Google Play Store >> My apps and games >> Update all. Device firmware and OS also needs to be updated. Check by navigating to Settings>>About Phone>>Software Updates. Developers often send updates to resolve bugs and issues in your device. Check by navigating to Settings>>About Phone>>Software Updates. This might resolve GPS problem.
Step 11: Clear cache data
All applications including system apps or third-party apps will have cached data. Since cached data is automatically created and it does not include any important data, wiping or clearing the cache for an app or a device is harmless. Accumulated cache files that are not cleared often affects the system’s performance. Head to the Settings menu. Find Apps (or Applications, depending on your device) in the menu, clear every app’s cache memory individually. You also need to clear the storage cache by opening Setting>>Storage. Select clear cache and tap on it. Clearing cache data should be done from time to time.
Step 12: Perform a hard reset
Hard reset is known for solving most of the issues. Unfortunately, if none of the above methods fixes GPS problem on your smartphone, back up all important data and files and try a hard reset. Switch OFF the phone. Press and hold the Volume down button simultaneously until you enter the Recovery mode. Use the Power button to make the selection and use volume keys as navigator to highlight the “wipe data/factory reset” option. This would lead to a fresh start of your device. You can reinstall the applications and alter system settings as per your requirement. Check if the GPS problem is resolved or not.
Unfortunately, if you are not able to fix GPS problem by yourself, you can approach the service center of your smartphone. There can be both hardware related or software related issues causing charging problems in your device. It is suggested to approach an authorized service center only.