I have a Nokia N86 8MP.
In the Fall, after an update, my phone started to come up with a “Select Connection” screen. This was helpful for finding available WiFi networks, BUT.. I wasn't looking for any.
I don't want to use the phone for Wifi (email or Internet). I am always hitting “cancel”.
I try to take a picture... cancel.
Open the phone... cancel.
Even worse, at the same time the GPS quit working. It opens but never shows more then one flashing yellow bar.
I have “Show WLAN availability” set to never.
I have “Internet connectivity test” set to never run.
I see may N86 as a Phone, then a good camera, then as a GPS. Not as a WiFi device.
Please help me get the Phone I want back.
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Firstly suggest that you go to Menu > Settings > General > scroll down to Positioning > Positioning methods - try disabling all except Integrated GPS and see if makes any difference; bear in mind that it will take considerably longer to establish position from a "cold start " and you may need to go outside away from tall buldings and wait 20 - 30 minutes for initial positional fix.
If you want to track number of available satellites go to Menu > Applications > GPS Data and in Options > Satellite status.
If you want a phone with good GPS and very good camera then you should consider the Lumia 920. If you just want a good camera with good GPS then the Lumia 820 might do you. I recently used both on an extended driving holiday and neither let me down with the navigation. The 820 has a good camera but the 920 stilll blows it away especially in low light conditions.
Is there a away to restart, refresh, configure (what ever the word is) the phone? Maybe a new start will fix a past mistake.
This will delete all user data and return device to as new state. Key in *#7370# followed by 12345 (default Nokia lock code unless altered by user).
The older phones tend to be a little slower in getting an initial position fix especially if offline without the assistance of agps. You should find it gets a little faster for subsequent fixes.
The newer phones are much better. My 820 and 920 both take no more than a couple of seconds even when offline.