gps not tracking location accurately on samsung galaxy s6

Issue

GPS not working properly on Samsung Galaxy S6. Having issues with GPS tracking location on Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge or Galaxy S6 Edge plus. GPS navigation not working properly. GPS issue with directions and tracking location accurately on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Workaround

If you're having issues with your GPS navigation or Google Maps on your Galaxy S6 smartphone, it could be due to either a software issue or the GPS antenna in your smartphone. Most of the time however, it's a software issue and you can resolve it by modifying the following settings:

  • Go to Settings > Privacy and Safety > Location
  • Tap on Locating method
  • Select "GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks" for optimal GPS performance
  • You can also download an application from the Google play store named "GPS Status and toolbox" to help increase your gps accuracy even further.

  • If you're still having issues after setting the Locating method to High and downloading the GPS Status app, it might be a hardware issue with your GPS antenna. Consider sending your Samsung device for repair through your carrier or taking it to a repair shop.
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