1 week ago my GPS worked very accurately on Google Maps. But now it's very inaccurate, seems like it works using 3g connection.

What steps i did:

  1. Restarted phone;
  2. Reset network/location privacy settings;
  3. turned off then turned on location service;

But none of this helped me. Any advices?

  • Was this Google Maps through a web browser or the Google Maps app?
    – IconDaemon
    Jan 30, 2017 at 15:11
  • Google Maps app. Same with Yandex maps / 2gis Jan 30, 2017 at 15:17
  • What version of the Maps app? Google just released a version update in the App Store, the latest is 4.27.58. Also, when you say it's "inaccurate, seems like it works using 3g connection", do you mean it's responding slowly to location changes? Is it the same on wifi and cell?
    – fsb
    Jan 30, 2017 at 17:53
  • Responding very slow or not at all. I've tried to turn off wifi and cellular (3g/4g) - same effect. Could be a hardware issue? But i did nothing to the phone... not dropped a single time. Jan 30, 2017 at 18:04
  • Location Services uses true GPS if it can 'see the sky', plus WiFi & phone mast triangulation when it can't. If all it can 'see' are phone masts, then the accuracy will be lower.
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 1, 2017 at 11:12

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It was broken GPS antenna, just replaced it and it worked again.

  • 1
    What do you mean by replaced the GPS antenna? Did you take it to Apple or a Tech store or What?
    – Clarensg
    Jul 22, 2019 at 18:29
  • Just went to a custom tech, he replaced it for me. Jul 24, 2019 at 19:17

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