Ninatic Labs' location-based mobile game Pokémon GO has taken the global gaming community by storm. Millions of people have been actively playing Pokémon GO since it was released in July.
Although the game has attracted millions of gamers across the world, many people are facing problems with the GPS signal.
"I've: Restarted my phone Turned GPS on and off Checked that GPS was set to high accuracy Mobile data is turned on 'Allow mock locations' was already turned off. Still won't work. Any other ideas? Is it because I'm in the US?" complained a Redditor.
"It worked fine yesterday and today GPS signal failure. I've tried three different devices, a few times with the 'Our servers are experiencing troubles' message, but otherwise no luck," said another distraught gamer from Hong Kong.
Here is how to fix Pokémon GO GPS signal not found issue on your Android phone.
Step 1: Go to Settings of your handset.
Step 2: Locate Privacy and safety and tap on it.
Step 3: Tap on Location.
Step 4: Ensure that Location toggle is on and Tap on Locating method, which could also be called Location mode depending on the Android device.
Step 5: Tap GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks. This may also be called High accuracy.
Step 6: Gamers should ensure that the Wi-Fi of the handset is turned on throughout the game, even when the smartphone is not connected to a network.
GPS satellites can be tricky. Although, smartphone makers have improved upon GPS signal detectors in handsets, these receivers are not perfect and can have problems locating a device.
The above process should work and fix the GPS issue with Pokémon GO.
If the problem persists then gamers should try to step outside and check if the error goes away or not. Some users have reported that stepping out for about 30 to 60 seconds brings back GPS.
Some reports suggest that leaving Google Maps on in the background has helped iPhone users to get rid of the GPS signal not found issue with Pokémon GO.
Experts recommend that gamers should also keep the Pokémon GO version up to date on their device to avoid any GPS issues, which playing the game. According to the Google Play Store, the latest version of Pokémon Go was updated on Aug. 8.
If none of the above methods work, then users should try rebooting their handset. Some people suggest turning the phone off and then on has resolved the GPS issue.