• April 2, 2021 •

Facing GPS Issues on iPhone after the Latest iOS Update? Try these fixes.

Imagine if you’re went on a vacation to an beautiful unknown place with friends or family, and you noticed that your iDevice’s GPS us not working. Not only you could get lost but also could end up getting frustrated.

Unfortunately, this has happened with many iOS folks. They’re getting “NO GPS, Showing approximate location.” Here’s everything you need to know how to fix GPS Issues on iDevices after the latest iOS update.

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About the GPS Problems for iDevice

No Doubt that GPS is one of the important features, and that’s the thing that helps to keep up in unknown places. You open your navigation but never moves forward as you move, drive or walk.

How To Fix Gps Issues On Idevices After Latest Ios Update

Users noticed that they experienced GPS issues mostly when they’ve upgraded iOS to the latest version. Following are some common issues with GPS on iDevice:

  • Showing the wrong location
  • Apps not discovering your location
  • Compass problems or interference
  • Showing the wrong location
  • Apps not discovering your location
  • Compass problems or interference

GPS Troubleshooting

In order to troubleshoot GPS, users need to do the following:

Move Your iDevice

Mind you, building and sky scrappers made of glass, and metals interfere with signals, so move in order to get a good signal.

Give Permission

Make sure to enable location services for apps, if you don’t then GPS will work. Here’s how to do that:

How To Fix Gps Issues On Idevices After Latest Ios Update
  • Visit Settings > Privacy > Location Services, set these to either While Using the App or Always.

Reset Location & Privacy

Step 1: Visit Settings > General > Reset.

Step 2: Select Reset Location & Privacy.

Step 3: Enter passcode if asked, tap on Reset Settings to confirm changes.

How To Fix Gps Issues On Idevices After Latest Ios Update

Here, apps will stop using your location until you grant them permission again.

Turn OFF LTE

Turning OFF LTE has worked for many users, visit Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options, Enable LTE and toggle this off. If this won’t work, turn On LTE.

How To Fix Gps Issues On Idevices After Latest Ios Update

This will reset your network settings, but will not reset or lose any of your data. Visit Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

Check Do Not Disturb While Driving

Users have noticed that when they connected to car Bluetooth, the settings set to default. Changing DND settings on “Manually” for “Do Not Disturb While Driving” will resolve the issue of GPS.

How To Fix Gps Issues On Idevices After Latest Ios Update

Drain Your battery

Some Apple users noticed that draining the device battery has worked, and it has fixed the GPS issue. Just drain the battery completely and charge it using the wall charger. Once your iDevice has charged completely, check GPS features whether it works.

How To Fix Gps Issues On Idevices After Latest Ios Update

Have a correct Date & Time

Check that your device is set on correct data & Time. For that, visit Settings > General > Date & Time > choose the option Set Automatically.

Turn on Background App Refreash For Wi-Fi and Cellular

Toggle on Background App Refresh on and select the option to access Wi-Fi and cellular data, this will help to work third-party maps. This method has worked for some users though.

Update Your Apps

If the issue is occurring only on one particular app, then make sure that you’ve updated your apps from App Store.

Smack the Device

Yes! it has worked for some users. Smack the iPhones in the corner where their iDevice’s GPS antenna unit is located. Just give a soft smack but an effective one, in order to get GPS work again.

It is advised to cover your iPhone in soft towel to prevent screen damage.

What if Nothing Works?

It might possible that there’s something wrong with the iDevice’s antenna. It is advised to contact Apple Support, that’s the smartest thing you can do if nothing is working out.

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