1. 2Peks1Bird's Avatar
    Waze or even BlackBerry maps can't seem to get my location. I'm just in my hotel room near the window 14th floor. So I don't think obstructions are an issue.

    I also used blackberry virtual expert and it detected gps satellites successfully, so I'm not sure what's wrong.

    Anyone else having this issue?

    Z10 STL100-2 / 10.3.0.1418
    10-18-14 01:48 PM
  2. Joshu42's Avatar
    Check your apps permission under Settings > Security and Privacy > Application Permissions > Location

    And check if your hotel window is not shielded (thin layer of metal to stop hot infrarouge rays from the sun).
    10-18-14 03:28 PM
  3. Richard Buckley's Avatar

    And check if your hotel window is not shielded (thin layer of metal to stop hot infrarouge rays from the sun).
    This. The film they retro fitted to my office windows limits heat transfer and provides about 25 dB attenuation at 1.2 GHz. This added to the limited view of the sky from a high rise window can make getting a fix extremely difficult.

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-14 06:29 PM
  4. 2Peks1Bird's Avatar
    Thanks guys. But this also happens to me when I'm in the car. So do cars also have this thin layer of metal on their windows?

    But when I use Nike running app, my gps works fine.

    Z10 STL100-2 / 10.3.0.1418
    10-18-14 07:16 PM
  5. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    Thanks guys. But this also happens to me when I'm in the car. So do cars also have this thin layer of metal on their windows?

    But when I use Nike running app, my gps works fine.

    Z10 STL100-2 / 10.3.0.1418
    Where do you put the phone is the car?

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-14 08:04 PM
  6. 2Peks1Bird's Avatar
    Well actually it's just a cab. So I'm just holding it.

    Z10 STL100-2 / 10.3.0.1418
    10-18-14 08:08 PM
  7. Joshu42's Avatar
    Thanks guys. But this also happens to me when I'm in the car. So do cars also have this thin layer of metal on their windows?
    Of course. There is a patch clear of this layer on the windshield. You have to inquire at your car manufacturer though. Usually, it's in the bottom-corner on the driver's side.

    Test it under the sun without this type of glass between you and the cloud. If it's working right, you'll know what the problem is.
    10-18-14 08:41 PM
  8. 2Peks1Bird's Avatar
    Of course. There is a patch clear of this layer on the windshield. You have to inquire at your car manufacturer though. Usually, it's in the bottom-corner on the driver's side.

    Test it under the sun without this type of glass between you and the cloud. If it's working right, you'll know what the problem is.
    Walked outside an got good signal. So probably it's really those windows/windshield coating.

    I guess it's really for outdoor use

    Thanks!

    Z10 STL100-2 / 10.3.0.1418
    10-18-14 08:49 PM

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