How To Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus GPS Issues

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus models were launched in 2019 with flagship hardware specifications. Samsung is known for its quality products and well-researched features, but somehow multiple users may encounter some issues that we can’t deny. Even though the Galaxy Note 10 series devices are powerful enough to date, some users are facing the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus GPS Issues. Well, no worries!

Global Positioning System (GPS) is also known as a location tracking service or feature that’s one of the common yet useful functionalities on smartphones and other smart devices. It helps in navigation while driving, walking, etc with the backup of the navigation satellites from the earth’s orbit. Due to GPS, we’re able to track any location, IP address, reach any location, drive through unknown places, and more.

But if in case, if your device has some issues with the GPS then you may encounter several issues, especially when you’re out of your area or location. It can be frustrating and even risky for someone.

Fix: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus GPS Issues

Fix: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus GPS Issues

Luckily, we’ve shared a couple of possible workarounds for you that should gonna help a lot. Make sure to follow all the methods one by one until the problem gets fixed for you. Now, without further ado, let’s jump into it.

1. Turn Off Location and Turn It On

First of all, you should try turning off and on the location menu from your Galaxy Note 10 series to check for the issue again. Sometimes a temporary glitch can also trigger issues with the GPS access or connectivity. Just open the device Settings menu > Go to Location services > Tap on Standalone GPS services > If enabled, a checkmark box icon is present.

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Make sure to review the disclaimer and tap on Agree to continue. Once the location service is turned on, wait for around a couple of seconds, and then turn it off again.

2. Check Location Settings

The chances are high that you haven’t set up location settings properly and the system can’t work properly. So, you should check out the location settings options whether you’ve selected the high accuracy mode or not. It’s highly recommended to open the Settings menu on the handset > Go to Location > More Location Settings > Select High Accuracy mode.

3. Force Restart Your Device

Make sure to forcefully reboot your handset to check whether the problem has been fixed or not. A temporary system glitch or the cache data issue can eventually occur with GPS not working or can’t connect to GPS problems. Just press and hold the Power button + Volume Down button together for about 10 seconds until the boot logo appears. Once the boot logo appears, you should release the buttons, and wait for the device to boot up completely.

4. Clear Cache and Data of Maps

If in case, you’re trying to play Apex Legends Mobile on your Android device then try clearing the app cache data and the storage data from the settings menu of the game application to refresh glitches. Sometimes an outdated or corrupted app cache data can also cause several issues whatsoever.

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Note: There is no option to do this on iPhone. Only a simple restart will do the job.

  • Go to the device Settings menu > Head over to Apps & Notifications.
  • Now, tap on See All Apps > Head over to Apex Legends Mobile.
  • Tap on the App Info page > Tap on Storage & Cache.
  • Next, tap on Clear Cache > Once done, tap on Storage & Cache.
  • Then tap on Clear Storage.
  • Finally, launch the Apex Legends Mobile game, and check for the issue again.

5. Enable Airplane Mode and Disable Again

You can also turn on or off the Airplane Mode on your Galaxy Note 10 series device to check if the problem has been fixed or not. By doing this, your device system and connectivity functions will work properly. To do so:

  • Open the Settings menu on your device > Go to Connections.
  • Tap on the Airplane mode > Make sure to turn on the toggle.
  • Wait for a couple of seconds and then turn it off.

6. Check Your Internet Connection

Sometimes issues with the poor internet connection or the unstable network signal can also trigger multiple conflicts in the device system. If the internet connection isn’t working well, make sure to fix the issue by switching from the wireless (Wi-Fi) connection to a wired (ethernet) connection or vice versa to cross-check the issue. If there is an issue with the internet connection, just contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to get technical support.

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As you’re trying to access GPS or navigation using the mobile data, it’s recommended to check for the same using a Wi-Fi connection. If GPS is working fine then there might be an issue with the mobile data. In that scenario, try contacting your carrier support for additional help.

7. Disable Battery Saver Mode

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We should also recommend you turn off the Battery Saver mode on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy Note 10 Plus model by following the steps below.

  • Open the device Settings menu > Go to Battery and device care.
  • Tap on Battery > Tap on Power saving mode.
  • Now, tap on any of the following options to turn on or off according to your preference:
    • Turn off Always On Display
    • Limit CPU speed to 70%
    • Decrease brightness by 10%
    • Limit apps and Home screen
  • Tap on More battery settings.
  • Tap on any of the following options to turn on or off:
    • Adaptive battery
    • Enhanced processing
    • Show battery percentage
    • Show charging information
    • Fast charging
    • Superfast charging
    • Fast wireless charging

8. Reset App Preference

It seems that the above methods didn’t work for you. If so, you can try resetting the app preference of the Google Maps application to check if the problem persists or not. To do so:

  • Go to the Settings menu on your handset > Tap on Apps.
  • Tap on the Filter and sort icon > Tap on All.
    • If system apps aren’t visible, tap on Show system apps.
  • Now, locate and select the specific Google Maps app.
  • Then tap on Force stop and select Force stop again.
  • Tap on Storage > Select Clear data. [This option may not be available for some apps]

9. Reset Networking Settings

We’ll also suggest you reset the network settings on the device by following the steps below:

  • Navigate to Settings on the device > Tap on General management.
  • Select Reset > Tap on Reset network settings.
  • Tap on Reset settings > If prompts, enter the device PIN, password, or pattern.
  • Now, tap on Reset again to confirm the reset process.
  • Wait for the process to be completed then reboot your device to apply changes.

10. Wipe Cache Partition

You can wipe the cache partition on your device to refresh the system cache partition. Corrupted cache partition data can also trigger GPS connectivity issues. To do so:

  • Make sure that the Galaxy Note 10 series device is powered off.
  • Now, press and hold the Power button until the boot logo appears.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up button + Home button together and press the Power button until the ‘RECOVERY BOOTING’ screen appears. [Release buttons after the recovery screen]
  • Next, navigate to the Wipe cache partition by using the volume keys and select it by using the Power button.
  • Navigate to Reboot system now > Press the Power button to confirm the process.

11. Boot Your Device in Safe Mode

Make sure to boot your handset in the Safe Mode by following the steps below to ensure no other third-party app or service is troubling you. To do this:

  • Press and hold the Power + Volume Down buttons together until the ‘Power Off’ menu appears on the screen.
  • Release the buttons then press and hold the Power Off option again until the ‘Safe mode’ menu appears.
  • Release the power button and tap on the Safe mode icon.
  • Your device will boot into Safe Mode so have some patience.
  • Once rebooted, the ‘Safe mode’ logo appears in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Ensure that the Airplane Mode is turned off and use the device for a while to check for the issue.

If in case, there is an issue with the device performance or the app is not responsive then make sure to uninstall the unnecessary third-party application straight away. Once done, reboot the device to boot into the system normally.

12. Perform a Factory Reset on Your Device

If none of the methods worked for you then make sure to perform a factory reset on the device by following the steps below. By doing so, you’ll be able to remove all the potential bugs or glitches from the system completely. Though your device data (internal storage) and installed apps will be deleted, it’ll be worth the sacrifice in most cases. We’ll recommend you to take a full data backup before following this method.

  • Ensure the Galaxy Note 10 series device is powered off completely.
  • Now, press and hold the Volume Up button then press the Power button until the Samsung logo appears.
  • Then release the Power button only and wait for the recovery screen to appear.
  • Next, release the volume button > Navigate to Wipe data/factory reset by using the volume keys.
  • Once the factory reset option is highlighted, press the Power key to select/confirm it.
  • If prompted, navigate to Yes – delete all user data and press the Power key to confirm it.
  • The factory reset process may take some time to happen. Wait for it.
  • Once it’s done, tap on the Reboot system now option.
  • Wait for a couple of minutes to complete the restart process.
  • Finally, go through the initial setup process.
  • Enjoy!

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For additional queries, you can comment below.

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