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      Latest reply on Jun 20, 2019 12:18 PM by Booolll
      slush23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        AT&T or Wi-Fi GPS not working On iOS 12 anyone else having this issue? If so is there anyway to fix it. I’ve tried everything I can think of to fix it nothing works.

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          slush23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

          I’m using iPhone X

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            DanaJets Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

            I'm having the same issue.  Some have had luck restoring the phone...I did not.  The only thing I have found to semi work is to open multiple apps that use GPS (pokemon go, apple maps, google maps, Jurassic World Live).  I have found that after a while once it gets a gps lock, then they all work fairly well.  It is almost like the slate is wiped clean and each time you open a GPS app it needs to fix and take a long time to acquire satellites.

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              cordorb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

              to get more information try an App

              GPS diagnostic or GPS data

               

              When there is no starting sat data for orbits or current location  it took 10 to 15 mins on old Garmin GPS units to get a 3 sta fix.

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                thomasHH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                I did a full restore to 12b1 via iTunes on my iPhone X. Today the navigation with Google Maps went flawlessly: quick GPS fix, no stuttering, no loss of GPS fix anymore. No issues anymore.

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                    DanaJets Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                    Thomas, how did you do the restore?  Maybe I am doing it wrong.  I received an error when trying to do the restore from iCloud through iTunes, but was able to do a restore that appeared to say something like "just files and not operating system"

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                        thomasHH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                        Hi DanaJets,

                        You have to backup your iphone to your local drive (encrypted, not to iCloud) first, then restore using the ipsw file and press the option key while clickling "restore" in iTunes. Then you can select the ipsw file from the location where you stored it.

                        Once the iOS is installed you connect it to iTunes and you can select to set it up as new or "restore" from the previously made backup.

                        It takes a while until all docs, settings and apps are reinstalled.

                        Hope this works for you.

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                      ttruchly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                      I am havimg the same issue on iPhone 8 Plus. It’s not that it does not work completely. It’s just like 10 years ago when there was no assisted gps and i had to download ephemeric data to my htc artemis :). So If I wait couple minutes in a good location. It starts to work. I dont want to do backup and restore because that would mean to setup all banking apps etc.

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                          willibu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                          I reset the Locaton & Privacy settings and this re-enabled the GPS for Waze and Maps for me.

                           

                          Reset Location & Privacy

                          If the GPS problem persists, try resetting Location & Privacy settings on your iPhone.

                          1. Go to Settings » General » Reset.
                          2. Select Reset Location & Privacy.
                          3. You’ll be asked to enter a passcode (if applicable), tap on Reset Settings to confirm your action.
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                              Marcotech2007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                              I have tried this numerous times and cannot resolve the problem with my location not being detected. This is affecting all of my navigation apps as well as my workout apps. In addition, I have to go into airplane mode and use GPS on my watch or my watch will not reflect distance during a workout using the Fitness Apple Watch app. Has anyone figured out a way to reset GPS connectivity?

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                            VanDuker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                            I have a A1901 on T Mobile. GPS was slow to acquire on Beta 1 (which I acquired via OTA update) - normally at least 6 minutes. After locking was normally completely stable/normal. In efforts to fix it I reset Network Settings and Location and Privacy. None made a noticeable difference.

                            Beta 2 (OTA Update) made the GPS worse. Frequently took a half hour to acquire and then was prone to dropping.

                            What has fixed mine (at least for today) was using IPSW file which I got from IPSW for A1901 This file is 3.41GB where the other IPSW files I tried were much smaller - I am guessing the larger file is the complete OS where the other smaller ones are updates to a base it expects the phone to have. I could be wrong on that aspect and would appreciate correction if that's the case.

                            At any rate I installed the IPSW using iTunes. No reset of anything. As soon as the phone booted I launched Waze and already had solid GPS. I have used Waze for a couple of hours since on several trips, killing and relaunching the app each time. Every time the GPS was there as soon as the app loaded.

                            My only guess is some part of the Beta 1 OTA failed to update something or updated improperly. The OTA for Beta 2 likely didn't include whatever was broken but the larger/complete IPSW did.

                            I hope this helps someone and if any of my assumptions are incorrect I'd appreciate being corrected.

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                              Luigi Italia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                              I have the same problem with the gps and still it won't work after update to beta 5. I think I will restore my device to ios 11.

                              I can't understand why Apple don't have resolve this problem.

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                                pouria_ebrahimi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                I have the same problem with my iPhone 6.

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                                  tgpettit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                  I have the same problem with my iPhone 6. I have tried all the tricks (about 7) at home including a full restore. I have not tried to go back to previous iOS. I do have an appointment set up at apple store we will see what they have to say.

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                                    nir8e Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                    I had the same issue and finally I solved it.

                                    In my car there is fm transmitter that connect the iphone through the bluetooth to car speakers.

                                    I had noticed that every time that the phone was away from the fm transmitter the GPS signal was fine.

                                    So in my case its not software or hardware issue but Collision between frequencies.

                                    Its a good idea to check the GPS signal without any other devices around.

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                                      Booolll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                      same issue here with iphone 6

                                       

                                      tried all kind of reset reset, restore backup after reinstall and clean reinstall only but gps still unavailable....

                                       

                                      is Apple working on the issue ?