I have been using Google Maps on the same phone (LG G4, katifund.org 6.0) for about 2 years now. Now suddenly after a Google Maps update the phone has GPS issues.It can find where I am and my direction (before I input any destination) but when navigation starts, every 5 seconds or so I get a "Searching for GPS" message and it can"t find where I am.Needless to say that this has made the app useless as I cannot navigate anywhere.

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If I use other GPS navigation apps such as HereWeGo everything works perfectly so a GPS harware issue is not the case.

I also waited for a new update to come, hoping that it might fix the issue, but the issue persists. I have also deleted tha app"s cache and also deleted and reinstalled the app. Still nothing..

What happened with that update, and how can I fix that??

UPDATE: The problem might me a hardware issue as it started doing it on Waze and HereWeGO.


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You can try the following troubleshooting steps to resolve the GPS issue:

Setting location to high accuracy

On your phone or tablet, open the Settings app Setups .

Tap Location.

At the top, switch location on.

Tap Mode and then High accuracy.

Get a GPS lock and alternative NTP server

Using an alternative location provider

You can make use of other alternative location providers e.g Unified NLP that uses alternative location backends such as GSM location backend or Wifi location service

Credits

https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2198319


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I had this problem in Cat S40 katifund.org 5.1 and I found a solution for this exact problem (when I did this solution, I did not lose personal data, and my contacts and pictures, etc. were not deleted).

I went to Settings > Apps > Google Play Services and deleted Cache. Then, on the same screen, click on Manage space button > click on the last button to erase all data, then reboot your phone and install all Google related updates. Make sure to re-sign in for Google backup (for me, after I rebooted the phone, it gave me a warning that I have to set the backup).


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