GPS and Wifi issues

Hey guys I wanted to do and take into account and post this question because it affects my Pokemon catch capacity:

My GPS just do not work with precision and not enough fast. I noticed about a year ago when I tried to use the WAZE app for the first time and it does not locate my position accurately enough and it's the same for Apple and Google maps.

I've never really cared because I rarely travel too far and my GPS worked well enough for me to navigate when I should not rely on a map. Now that Pokémon GO is out which relies on positioning very accurate since some Pokemon can only be captured in some areas, it is really annoying that my phone takes a lot of time to put me in a general situation or fails to find me at all. I know it's just a game, but it's really annoying because it's the first week of release, and all my friends are playing. Seems my GPS only works pretty well to play when I'm more urban areas in my city (perhaps the buildings help focus signals on my phone) compared to parks and suburban more areas. The phone would make my position in the game by tens of metres offshore and sometimes would be me all about teleport to another whole BLOCK!

I think it may be a hardware problem because I also noticed that my phone started to worsen to pick up WIFI signals as well. I use to be able to walk my business and maintain a good WIFI signal and now it seems that I can hardly connect to my router unless I'm less than 10 feet of it. Around, I read that this could be a short film of either a bad charging cable, damaged by the heat that damage the WIFI and GPS, modules or an update that fried partial systems.

I checked my router with the new iPhone of others and they had really good reception of the WIFI signal like what I had at first, that's why I think it's a hardware problem. I did a reset, full location Services are on and I tried every solution developers Pokémon GO suggested. While I'm due for an upgrade to another phone soon, being is not able to play with friends and walk around looking for Pokemon cool is a disappointment.

Any suggestions or ideas on what could be the problem? I even tried to piggy back wifi hotspot a friend to see if I can use their GPS location. No luck.


Hi FunnyAsianBoy,

I'm not sure what you mean by "full reset", maybe you have already done this:

If you want to know for sure if it's a hardware problem, here's what you can do:

1. backup of the device, of course.

2 replace the device to its factory settings using iTunes (contrary to "erase all content and settings ' application of the parameters, this will completely erase your phone, operating system included). Instructions: use iTunes on your Mac or PC to restore the iPhone, iPad or iPod to factory - Apple Support

3. DO NOT restore from a backup. Set the device up like new. If the WIFI problem is still there (and you have restarted your router at least once), there is a hardware problem. If the GPS problem is still there, but only on cell systems, I'd want to put your SIM card in another phone with the same provider (or put another SIM with the same provider in your phone) to isolate the problem.

Alternatively, you can call Apple support so that you have access to a Wi - Fi connection. They have a diagnostic test of the material that they can do remotely, and they will do it for free. Of course, it is not as reliable as if you physically go to an Apple Store, but it is very convenient as you can do from anywhere.

I hope this helps!


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