1. Cornelia77's Avatar
    Hello,

    I have just received my new BB 9700 and downloaded Google Maps. I am with Three in the UK and had Google Maps on my Nokia E71 which worked absolutely fine at all times.

    However, when I go to "my location" with my BB I either get: "your current location is temporarily unavailable, waiting for GPS" or I get my location within 800m

    checked GPS - GPS Service Location is "on", Location data "enabled" Location Aiding "enabled" - but Latitude/Longitude is 0

    Any help much appreciated.

    Thanks
    C
    08-14-10 12:19 PM
  2. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Go outside, and under GPS Settings hit the Menu button then Refresh GPS...

    wait for confirmation of satellite locks and your GPS location, then back out and check Google Maps again.
    08-14-10 12:22 PM
  3. Fubaz's Avatar
    How to Fix the GPS on Your BlackBerry | BlackBerry Cool

    this should help
    08-14-10 12:48 PM
  4. Cornelia77's Avatar
    Thanks Phill_UK

    Done that and seems to pick up GPS now (latitude/longitude now has data)

    Gone onto Google Maps and has my location within 5m - but when I zoom in the map just won't load... why is that? And it keeps jumping to location pretty accurate to "within 400m" when i'm back inside... If I wouldnt have had GPS/Google Maps with my Nokia before I would have thought it just doesnt work indoors but my previous phone did - does the BB just have a weak GPS?
    Last edited by Cornelia77; 08-14-10 at 01:18 PM.
    08-14-10 01:16 PM
  5. Phill_UK's Avatar
    ...does the BB just have a weak GPS?
    Yup... only really works outside
    08-14-10 01:21 PM
  6. Rootbrian's Avatar
    GPS only works outside unless your house has a large skylight or non-metal roofing, or thin roofing which allows signals to penetrate it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-14-10 06:53 PM
  7. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    GPS only works outside unless your house has a large skylight or non-metal roofing, or thin roofing which allows signals to penetrate it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Where did you get this info? GPS works in the basement of my 3 story house.
    08-14-10 07:01 PM
  8. Rootbrian's Avatar
    Where did you get this info? GPS works in the basement of my 3 story house.
    Doesn't work anywhere in the high rise I reside in.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-14-10 07:14 PM
  9. Cornelia77's Avatar
    Yup... only really works outside
    oh that sucks.... and I wasn't happy with my Nokia E71 - at least GPS and browser speed was really good... not happy...should have gone for an iphone
    08-15-10 03:48 PM
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