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1 | Posted: Sat 27-Jan-2018 05:25

If the google map is not showing the correct location of you or your device (in better terms ) then you may face problem using apps which directly rely on Location based services. As these apps use current location to pin point you exactly. So, wrong current location can cause issues with the general functioning of the app.

Google Maps work in a very simple way by using your network to pin point your device location using a GPS system embedded in your phone.

Factors Effecting GPS Location

  • The number of GPS satellites at the current location
  • The quality of the GPS antenna in the smartphone
  • The implementation of the driver in the operating system
How To Fix Correct Inaccurate Google Maps GPS Location on Android

Method 1. Increase Accuracy of GPS

  • Go to Settings and look for the option named Location and ensure that your location services are ON.
  • Now the first option under Location should be Mode, tap on it and set it to High accuracy. This uses your GPS as well as your Wi-Fi and mobile networks to estimate your location.
  • This will use more battery but will utilize all available methods to give you the most accurate location possible.
Method 2. Disable Mock Locations
  • First Go to Settings of your Android device.
  • Now scroll down and look for the option named Developers Option. If the developer option is not available then open “About phone”.
  • Now under About phone tap 6-7 times on Built version. You will a message “You are Now a developer !”
  • Now hit a back button and you will find Developers Option there.
  • Open Developers Option and Turn it OFF.
  • Or else scroll down and turn Mock GPS manually OFF.
Method 3. Refresh your GPS Data
  • Sometimes your device gets ‘stuck’ on certain GPS satellites, even if they’re not within range, causing it not to work properly.
  • To fix this, you can use an app like GPS Status & Toolbox to clear your GPS data.
  • In the app, tap anywhere on the screen → Menu icon → Manage A-GPS state → Reset, when finished go back to Manage A-GPS state → Download. Your GPS data will refresh.
Method 4. Uninstall issue Causing 3rd Party App
  • You can check if any of the installed apps is causing the issue on your device by simply rebooting in safe mode and checking for the GPS location in SafeMode.
  • If you find the Google Maps works fine in safe mode then of the installed any app is causing the issue. Uninstall all fake GPS apps if installed on your device and also any unconventional app from downloaded from sources other than Play Store.
Method 5. Update Google Maps and Play Services
  • This could potentially fix the problem as updated Google Maps could contain patches to fix any issues with existing app version and system OS.
  • Also, update Google Play Services because they act as linking between Google Apps installed on the device to the Google Servers for updations and smooth functioning of the Google Maps.
I hope the post helped you to solve the issue of your GPS location on Google Maps.
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