Global Positioning System (GPS) is one of the most used services in mobile phones today. If your OnePlus 7 GPS isn’t working, you may not be able to get directions when using maps, or reach locations to nearby places that you frequent like cafes, bus stops, and other prominent spots.
We’re going to show you what to do when your OnePlus 7 develops issues with its GPS. You can also use the same on any other Android phone with GPS.
How to fix OnePlus 7 GPS issues
Toggle airplane/flight mode and GPS
This is easy to do. Just turn off flight/airplane mode and leave it for up to one minute before turning it back on. Try the same with the GPS feature and see if it works afterwards.
Restart your phone
If you’re having problems with GPS on your OnePlus 7 phone, restarting it may be the ultimate solution to fix software glitches and bugs that could be causing the problem. These could include issues related to WiFi or GPS, as rebooting clears cache files and handles hidden memory that controls the performance of your phone. Use this method when you feel the issue is software-related.
Move your phone to full power
Sometimes power saving mode can interfere with the phone’s performance and reduces it, making GPS services not work as they should. Turn off power saving when using GPS.
Update Google Maps
If Google Maps isn’t working properly, update the app and check if GPS is working again. Open Google Play Store and check if the Update button is available, and then download and install the update.
Remove or clear any interference
Like other wireless services, GPS also covers long distances but interference that cause it not to pass freely through solid materials like walls could cause it not to work correctly due to signal issues. Remove any interference or obstacles that cause GPS not to work like your phone case or cover, and try GPS again in an open area.
Calibrate the GPS
You can calibrate your OnePlus 7 GPS to give you the proper directions with efficient results. To do this:
- Go to Google Play Store and download any GPS status and toolbox
- Open the app and find menu
- Tap Manage A-GPS state>Reset
- Go back to Manage A-GPS state
- Select download
New GPS data will be downloaded and the app will work like new.
If nothing works, try resetting your OnePlus 7 phone using these steps:
- Back up all your data
- Open Settings>System>Reset
- Tap Erase all data>Erase everything
- Enter your pin or password and tap Next>Erase everything
The phone will restart and you’ll have to set it up all over again.
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