My phone does not display my location correctly! What to do and how to find yourself on the map

Where am I, for some reason the phone is lying to me!

User Question

Salvation.

Tell me what can be done with the phone if it incorrectly determines my position on the map – I cannot find the correct address because of this.

{rest of question cut off because Persian. data – not needed here…}

Salvation.

Even worse, if it happens in an unfamiliar place (city), when you urgently need to find a street / house … (well, if you are at least in your own country and have a perfect command of the language) .

In general, a similar problem (most often) occurs due to lost settings. geolocation (and it’s relatively easy to fix). However, I can only note that in some cases such behavior of the phone may be due to a malfunction GPS module… (that is, without going to the service – you can no longer do this).

Below I will give a few. advice (what and in what order can we do 👌).

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Troubleshooting localization issues

📌 STEP 1: Pay attention to “obstacles”

I want to start the article with a banal …

If you are in an elevator, a tunnel, a mountainous area, somewhere in the forest (under the tops of tall trees), etc., etc. – all this can interfere with the rules. How GPS works (and make adjustments). Not all phones are compliant. working in these conditions…

Besidesbad weather can also be attributed here – for example, strong cloudiness (with rain and thunderstorms).

The advice here is simple.: wait for the end of the bad weather (or you will exit the tunnel // relatively speaking) – then start configuring the device.

cartoon frame "Partly cloudy"

An image from the cartoon “Partly Cloudy” accurately describes the situation…

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📌 STEP 2: restart the machine

It’s also a pretty obvious thing (but far from always doing it).

To note: to restart the smartphone – just hold down the power / power button for 5-10 seconds. See photo below. 👇

If on the device to eat Case (especially with metal inserts) – it is recommended to remove it! I met several of them. when undercovering interfered with standards. GPS works!

Press the power button for 10-20 seconds.  (honor phone)

Press the power button for 10-20 seconds. (honor phone)

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📌 STEP 3: check if the “Location” function is activated, if you have the necessary permissions

Open the phone settings and check that the location is allowed (i.e. the phone allows you to determine its location). 👇

By default, on some phones, this option can be disabled, or switched to “on demand” mode (i.e. it will be enabled if the user allows it to run for the moment… ).

Check that it is on.

Check that it is on.

Also, in the Android settings, I also recommend opening the tab “Apps”find in the list the one in which geolocation does not work, and check if it has permission to determine Pitches (See screenshots below for Google Maps). 👇

Allow Google Maps to determine your location

Allow Google Maps to determine your location

Please note that it’s best to give format permission “Allow in any mode”. We therefore “secure” ourselves from deactivated notifications and requests…

Allow in any mode (Google Maps)

Allow in any mode (Google Maps)

📌 STEP 4: empty the map cache

There is a tab in Android options “Apps” – there you can find your app with maps, open it and clear cache and data. This can eliminate a number of errors, incl. and with inaccuracies in determining the object on the map …

📌 To help!

How to clear cache on Android // popular question: https://ocomp.info/kak-ochistit-kesh-na-telefone.html

Clear cache on Google Maps

Clear cache on Google Maps

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📌 STEP 5: use analogues

If you use Yandex Maps (Play Store link) – try (for diagnostics) to replace them for a while with Google-maps (and vice versa).

By the way, please note that on the above maps there is the possibility of “manual search” for yourself on the map (a kind of electronic compass). Try to get involved!

Determine location - Google and Yandex maps

Determine location – Google and Yandex maps

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📌 To help!

GPS navigation programs on Android – what to choose? See a selection that can work even without a plug. to the Internet

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📌 STEP 6: Is power saving mode enabled?

Many smartphones have a built-in mode energy saving – it can be activated as manuallyand the phone itself can fit into it when the battery is low (depending on the device). And in this mode, some functions of the device are disabled in order to save battery (about.: geolocation is almost always disabled, because This thing is energy efficient!

The advice here is simple.: check that the energy saving mode (and its analogues) is deactivated! And the battery level was at least 50%.

Energy saving mode

Energy saving mode

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📌 STEP 7: airplane mode

Check if you have aerial mode (on some smartphones this is called “On the plane”). This mode may affect location accuracy (as it disables Wi-Fi networks and mobile communications).

Airplane mode on!

Airplane mode on!

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📌 STEP 8: Hard reset

If none of the above helped, I recommend that you do a 📌 backup of your data and 📌 factory reset your phone (so called hard reset). If that doesn’t help, then a trip to the service is already “begging” …

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📌 To help!

How to factory reset your phone [Hard Reset на Android] — https://ocomp.info/kak-sbrosit-nastroyki-android.html

Recovery and Reset

Recovery and Reset

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I take my leave for this, additions are welcome in the comments!

All success!

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