When I launch Maps and press the circle button to zoom to my location, it will do so. It finds me within a few hundred feet. After this point, it has no idea where I am. The dot representing me on the maps will vanish, and if I press the locate button again, it will pop somewhere else within a couple of miles of me, and then realize that isn't right, and not change the circle locator button to green, or show a dot on the screen. I can press the locate button again and have this happen continuously.
When using Nokia Drive Beta, it will use my correct location to plot a course, but then not follow me at all, so it constantly displays the first direction. It, too, seems to have no clue where I am.
My commute takes me through country, city, and suburbs. I've tried placing the phone on the dash, in the cupholder, and just holding it. Previous phones (iPhone, android) have not had this issue over the same commute.
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You don't specify whether application being used "Online" or not here.
I have downloaded the regional map for my area, but I'm not aware of how to tell if the app is using it or not.. The first time I tried to use Maps and had this issue, I got a prompt saying "map download recommended" or something like that, and so I did so.
Sounds to me like Maps is getting the approximate position using AGPS wnd then is unable to get a more accurate position fix using its internal gps receiver. Fault could be either corrupt software or faulty hardware. The first could potentially be corrected with a reset but the second requires a seding it to a Nokia Care Point. I suggest the Nokia Care Point.
You can locate your nearest care point using the link below.
talked to various levels of tech support at both Nokia and AT&T.. very frustrating experience. The most helpful was to set up an apt with the Nokia Setup service. he had me try a hard-reset (hold down power and volume until it vibrates), which does some sort of system refresh at reboot time. Anyway, so far so good. GPS seems to be tracking well.