How To Fix Pokemon Go Gps Signal Not Found

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    Use this article in order to learn how to fix Pokemon Go GPS Signal Not Found. The Pokémon Company and Niantic has finally released Pokemon Go for both Android and iOS devices. This game is being popular from day to day even though, Pokemon Go is available only in some countries such as: United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, Sweden, Slovenia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam and some other small countries.

    Many Android phones come with their GPS radios turned off by default in order to save battery life, since the technology is very battery-intensive. Here's how to turn it on.

    Note: This example was done on a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, but these steps should apply to most Android devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher.
    1. Tap on your phone's Settings icon or access Settings through Quick Settings.
    2. Scroll down to Privacy and safety. Tap on it.
    3. Tap on Location.
    4. Make sure Location toggle is in the on position.
    5. Tap on Locating method. This may also be called Location mode.
    6. Tap GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks. This may also be called High accuracy.
    7. Ensure that Wi-Fi is also turned on throughout the game, even if your phone is not connected to a network.

    On your iOS device navigate to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and move the top-most ‘Location Services’ toggle switch to the ON position. Also make sure Pokemon GO has been granted necessary location access permission on this very same page. The option should be set to ‘Always.’

    Pokémon Go uses both local Wi-Fi (also known as Assistive GPS), your closest mobile network tower, and GPS satellites to accurately place you in the game world. Turning on just Wi-Fi and mobile network-based location tracking will make your character jump around and less likely to be placed close to Pokémon.

    How to Fix Pokemon GO GPS Signal Not Found

    1st Method

    This method has worked for many players who are facing with that issue and I hope that will also work for you.
    • Grab your smartphone and power it on.
    • Now, from the home screen go to settings.
    • Scroll down and find an option named Location, tap on it.
    • Then, from there you need to turn on Location and then you should set it in the High accuracy mode.

    Keep in mind that compatibility is not guaranteed for devices without GPS capabilities or devices that are connected only to Wi-Fi networks. Also, It is recommended to play while you are connected to a strong WiFi network in order to obtain accurate location information.

    2nd Method
    • Grab your smartphone and from the home screen go to settings.
    • Scroll down again and find the About phone option.
    • Now, Tap Build number 7 times. After tapping the build number 7 times, you will be notified you are a developer.
    • Now, developer options on your Android device will be available in the Settings menu so, go back.
    • In the end, go to Developer Options and disable mock locations.
    3rd Method
    • Have you tried to grant Pokemon Go GPS (Location) permissions. If not, then from the home screen of your device you need to go to settings > application manager, scroll down, find Pokemon Go and tap on it. Now, go to the permissions option and if the Location service is not enabled, swipe the toggle to the right side.

    4th Method

    If none of the methods above work then here at Techxat are always more than 3 two methods to solve a problem.
    • At first, you need to enable the unknown sources option on your phone. This can be found by going Settings > Security or Settings > Applications. Once, unknown sources is enabled you can easily download and install an APK from a third party website which is mentioned above on your device without any restrictions.
    • When you’re ready you need to download GPS Essentials, this application will boost your GPS and it will show the strength of your signal.
    • Then tap on the compass and make a compass test to verify if your smartphone is in good condition
    If the above solutions don’t fix Pokemon Go GPS Signal not Found, thenbelow we have listed a few more ways which may fix this issue, however I can not guarantee nothing.
    • Reboot/Restart your Android or iOS smartphone.
    • Make sure you have installed the latest version of Pokemon GO.
    • Try turning off power saving mode if you have enabled it on. Because the background data will be restricted and it might have effect in your Wi-Fi network.
    • Try to use Mobile Data (3/4G) instead of WiFi.
    • Enable Airplane mode on your Android phone and after few seconds disable it.
    Congratulations; Now you’ve learned how to fix Fix Pokemon Go GPS Signal Not Found on your smartphone. If you have any questions do not hesitate to use the comments box. We will try to assist you as soon as possible.

    Still can't solve the GPS issue?

    If, after going outside, turning on Wi-Fi, and closing and reloading the app you are still getting a 'GPS signal not found' error, it may be a problem with Niantic's servers. Give it some time: the app is incredibly popular, and the servers may just be overloaded.

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