How to Fix Weak GPS Signal in Android

Now a Days every smartphone has GPS included and it is also standard feature. it works exactly like a standalone GPS.


How to Fix Weak GPS Signal in Android
How to Fix Weak GPS Signal in Android

Using GPS we can use navigation apps such as Google Maps and other location services to tag your geo-location correctly.

What is the use of GPS in mobile phones?

The Global Positioning System is a series of satellites owned by the US government that broadcasts signals that GPS receivers on the surface of the planet can use to determine position through triangulation.

How do i use GPS?

Launch the Google Maps app by tapping the icon on your device's home screen. Tap the “GPS” icon from the launcher to use GPS to locate yourself on a map. It is located in the bottom right corner. Tap the “Route” icon from the launcher to enter a destination and get step-by-step directions.


If your GPS problems are hardware related, you’re not going to find a method that will work. To find out if it’s hardware related or not, install an app called GPS Essentials. When you open the app and are in the app’s main menu, tap on the “Satellites” option. You should now see how your phone connects to satellites around the planet.

If you do see your mobile phone connecting, but your GPS is still out of control, then you’re looking at a software side issue. If you don’t see any satellites, then it could either be because you have metal objects near you that are interfering, or it’s hardware related problem.

Turn on Improve Accuracy Mode

If you want the best possible signal, then it looks like you’re going to have to make some sacrifices, like You’ll need to use more battery than it used to. But if a good GPS signal is all that is important to you, then it shouldn’t be a problem.


 Android OS can get complicated at times and so can your apps. Sometimes the way those apps interact with each other can cause those GPS problems. some time you get problem due to weak signal and it can be responsible for GPS problem.

Sometimes the fix can be as easy as calibrating your GPS. You can do this by using a compass app. Some mobile phone already come with but if you don't then you can download and install from Google Play Store.

Hopefully, you still have the GPS Essentials app installed on your phone. Open up the app again, and this time tap on the Compass icon. Pick up your phone and rotate it vertically three times. Make sure to keep mobile phone flat and move it slowly.

Once you’re done moving it vertically, spin your Android from back to front but this time vertically.


Restart GPS Swipe down from the top of your display and toggle the GPS option. You can quickly turn your GPS on and off from the notifications shade. When you turn it off, make sure to wait five seconds before you turn it back on.

Remove Your Mobile Phone’s Case Some times the solution is as easy as removing your case. Every one of them is made differently, and maybe the one you have on your phone is affecting your phon’s GPS.

Toggle Airplane Mode has also been known to help, and it can easily be done by swiping down from your display. Turn it on and wait fifteen to twenty seconds before you turn it off again.

Try Going Outside because GPS sensors need a clear view of the sky for them to work properly. Like I mentioned in the beginning, even how your mobile phone is made can influence the quality of your phone. If you have a phone that might not be good quality, try this easy fix.