Hi. Over the last couple of weeks, I have recently had problems with my google maps or Strava location being slightly off. It’s showing my current location slight north/east/west/south of where I really am so showing incorrect directions and/or incorrect distance being tracked on Strava and corresponding stats. Only once I reboot my phone does the problem clear up. Was there a recent update to gps settings or data usage reduced to mess that up?
What phone do you have?
Republic has made no changes I’m aware of that would explain your experience. For your Moto X Pure at Settings -> Location; is Mode set to High accuracy?
Not a Android problem alone, last week we got ‘lost’ twice as the GPS was out enough to miss major turns … I finally convinced my wife to reboot her iPhone and all was well
Moto X Pure
It is set to High accuracy
I use my phone for orienteering (I know a bad idea), and I was seeing some problems.
I saw where a guy had written an app to help mitigate these “drifts”.
I don’t think it fixed it, but it did get better.
For GPS to derive your location it requires visibility of a minimum of 3 4 satellites,* and for the most accurate readings, the phone should be set to ‘High accuracy’ mode.*
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