1. mltenzer's Avatar
    When viewing my location using Google maps on my BB Bold, I get an approximate location ("within 2000 meters) using cell tower triangulation. The same thing goes for the Weather Channel application - the GPS can not locate my specific location. It does not appear that the GPS within the phone is operating correctly.

    Is there a separate application or menu that controls the GPS features in this phone? What do you suggest that I do to test and /or turn on the GPS?
    12-29-08 03:41 PM
  2. zombiechocolate's Avatar
    When viewing my location using Google maps on my BB Bold, I get an approximate location ("within 2000 meters) using cell tower triangulation. The same thing goes for the Weather Channel application - the GPS can not locate my specific location. It does not appear that the GPS within the phone is operating correctly.

    Is there a separate application or menu that controls the GPS features in this phone? What do you suggest that I do to test and /or turn on the GPS?
    I had a few problems with my GPS when I got my Bold. Have you tried to into the GPS options (which is located in advanced options in settings) and refreshed the GPS so it finds your location. Make sure you are outside so you have a good space to get a fix.

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    12-29-08 04:26 PM
  3. mltenzer's Avatar
    I had a few problems with my GPS when I got my Bold. Have you tried to into the GPS options (which is located in advanced options in settings) and refreshed the GPS so it finds your location. Make sure you are outside so you have a good space to get a fix.

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    When I go into Settings/Options, there is NO setting listed for GPS. Is this something that may have either been inadvertantly been deleted or corrupted or software that needs to be optionally added via the Application Loader?
    12-29-08 04:37 PM
  4. Booie2k1's Avatar
    Its:
    Options > Advanced Options > GPS > "Press Menu Key" > Refresh GPS
    12-29-08 04:54 PM
  5. Hwaiting's Avatar
    Can you get GPS working in BB Maps?

    I noticed that sometimes it takes a while to acquire satellites and sometimes it gets them quick (all depending on where I am).
    12-29-08 04:55 PM
  6. pakman92's Avatar
    I have not experienced this problem. At the risk of sounding obvious, all GPS devices do NOT function indoors

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    12-29-08 05:46 PM
  7. jaydow11's Avatar
    You have to "start GPS navigation" when in google or bb maps.

    It does not automatically start.

    Just hit the menu button (beside the trackball) and it's second from the top!

    Jay
    12-29-08 05:51 PM
  8. Mercury's Avatar
    You have to "start GPS navigation" when in google or bb maps.

    It does not automatically start.

    Just hit the menu button (beside the trackball) and it's second from the top!

    Jay
    I dont have to. Any of my GPS programs on the phone, starts the GPS by itself. Google maps, Telemap, Amaze, Windows live the only I have to "start" is BB Maps
    12-29-08 06:43 PM
  9. Air Force One's Avatar
    I dont have to. Any of my GPS programs on the phone, starts the GPS by itself. Google maps, Telemap, Amaze, Windows live the only I have to "start" is BB Maps
    Same for me.

    I have not experienced this problem. At the risk of sounding obvious, all GPS devices do NOT function indoors

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    Mine works indoors, even in the mall. I stopped there with a GPS app running and it showed me inside where the mall was at on the map. It also kept telling me to get back on the road.
    12-29-08 06:59 PM
  10. mltenzer's Avatar
    I dont have to. Any of my GPS programs on the phone, starts the GPS by itself. Google maps, Telemap, Amaze, Windows live the only I have to "start" is BB Maps
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    I only have the Google Maps application on my Bold. There does not appear to be a menu choice to enable the GPS, except for the command "Bluetooth GPS".

    When displaying my map, it relocates my position every 10 seconds or so. It never gets it right, however.

    Any suggestions?
    12-29-08 07:27 PM
  11. AStranger's Avatar
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    I only have the Google Maps application on my Bold. There does not appear to be a menu choice to enable the GPS, except for the command "Bluetooth GPS".

    When displaying my map, it relocates my position every 10 seconds or so. It never gets it right, however.

    Any suggestions?
    Under the application permissions, do those apps have permission to use the GPS?

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    12-29-08 07:37 PM
  12. deancj's Avatar
    I have noticed that my GPS on my bold is very inaccurate for short distances unlike my 8820 which was dead on the money. Using the latest v. of geocache navigator where short range accuracy is important just did not work well at all for me.
    12-30-08 01:40 AM
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