Pokemon GO GPS Problem: Tips and Tricks to Resolve Location Issues

Pokemon GO is a very exciting augmented reality game, but just like most other games in their initial versions, it is quite buggy. It is perfectly normal for the first build of a new game to have issues and problems in it, and there are many Pokemon GO problems that we have already known since its launch. Today, we’ll tell you about Pokemon GO’s GPS problems.

A lot of users have reported issues “GPS signal not found” when playing the new game. Well, as we said, it is perfectly normal for a new game, so location issues in Pokemon GO are just temporary. Still, we have got some tips and tricks for you to play the game and catch Pokemon even with these issues in the game.

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In Pokemon GO, many players reported that the GPS locations were a bit off and were not accurate. Well, this largely depends on the device that you are using and also on the signal strength and reception. Make sure that location is enabled at high-accuracy mode and you are playing the game at a location that isn’t surrounded by too many large trees and/or buildings that may hamper the GPS signals.

In case you are experiencing very bad Pokemon GO GPS issues, you can boost GPS signal in Pokemon GO by downloading GPS Booster. It is simply an app for increasing the signal reception sensitivity and for optimizing GPS efficiency. There’s another app called GPS Essentials that helps diagnose the current GPS bugs. It lets you know whether or not you have got a weak or strong GPS signal or if you can’t connect to enough satellites.

The GPS Status & Toolbox will also help calibrate your phone‘s compass more accurately. It has got tools like the compass with true magnetic north, and there is a leveling tool too along with waypoints. It keeps your GPS signal fast through A-GPS for quicker signals, so make sure that you have got a speedy 3G/4G internet connection. The faster your internet connection is, the stronger your GPS signal will be.

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  • Nitish Kashyap

    am using moto g4 plus with marshmallow, i have tried all the methods to solve this including:
    re-installation, keep google maps, gps status and toolbox open on background, turning down developer options (to disable mock locations). But still i get the problem of gps signal not found and failed to detect location in pokemon go

    • neon5162

      its the game servers not the device when the server population is low it shows me facing the right direction instead of backwords also ingress shows me facing the right direction which also lets me know its not my phone but the servers

  • George Xak

    hi, pokemon go runs ok for me(only server issues) except that i cannot reach specific locations.even though i walk to them my player doesnt(players stops lets say about 30-50 meters away) problem is that i cannot reach 3 specific gyms because of that…i suppose that is a gps problem ? (its set it at high accuracy mode)is there something i can do ? thanks.

  • Nigel Neo

    Got a problem, im using a 2014 released version phones (sony xperia c3) the GPS isn’t accurate at all, its not moving in the phone when i am, but teleports instead. Pretty frustrating as i need to hatch eggs but teleporting is rlly hard as i travelled like 3 km and its only recorded as 0.6 km T.T. Possible that those apps can help?? thanks!