In order to offer its customers high-precision GPS positioning, LG has equipped the LG G8 model with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO and BDS satellite navigation systems. Some LG G8 users have reported problems with their GPS systems. In most cases, the GPS navigation systems do not work properly when the GPS antenna of your smartphone is broken or has problems. And sometimes the GPS problem can arise as a result of a software malfunction in your device. In addition, the GPS may fail due to a simple problem. Here are some tips on how to repair the GPS on LG G8.
See also: How to fix Android GPS issues
Switch to airplane mode
Before going on to other solutions, start with this simple thing. All you have to do is activate Airplane mode, leave it like this for 15 in 20 seconds and turn it off again. This is an old trick that has worked for many Android users.
Activate GPS location
The first thing to do is to make sure your GPS is not turned on. To activate the GPS position, follow the steps below:
- Go to settings > Lock screen and security
- Toggle location
- Turn the location switch
- Press Accept when the review of the disclaimer appears.
You have to remember that the GPS system uses a lot of juice from your battery, so don't forget to turn it off once you're done.
Change GPS settings
Then, to solve the GPS related problems of your LG G8, you must modify the parameters by making them more precise.
This will allow GPS satellites to transmit real time information about your current location. To get accurate GPS readings from your home screen, tap Settings> Lock screen and security> Location., then slide the Location switch to. Tap on Mode and select High precision.
Restart your phone
This can help resolve most of the minor connection issues you may encounter while using your phone. When you restart your phone, all radio transmissions on your device will be deactivated and will return online after restarting. This will return the radios to their default mode. Thus, in the event of a pin in the radio transmission system, it will disappear after restarting. After restarting your phone, activate the GPS position and wait until the available GPS satellite is connected to your phone.
Download the GPS application
Your LG G8 may have GPS location issues due to the fact that it cannot easily locate available GPS satellites. To increase the connection speed of your phone to the available GPS satellites, you need to download the GPS Status & Toolbox application available on Google Play. This app can help your phone get a fast GPS lock and increase the accuracy of your GPS position. It also displays the sensor data, the power of the satellite on which your GPS is currently locked and the speed at which you are moving. The best thing about the app is that it is free. Just visit Google Play and let the app help you solve your GPS issues.
Always make sure your system is up to date, as some software malfunctions occur after the release of new updates. Therefore, you may experience problems with your phone's GPS system simply because you are using an older version of the required software. This can prevent GPS satellites from handling connection requests from your device.