The Pokémon Go game requires an internet connection and of course a GPS signal, on which your location can be determined. That is the only way to use the map in Pokémon Go and to find out new Pokemon and PokeStops. Also fighting in the arena is only possible via internet and GPS connection.
However, it can happen now that you will receive the following error message in Pokémon Go:
"GPS signal not found"
Should you see this error on your Android, then we want to show you the most important tips that can help you to resolve the issue:
How to solve Pokémon Go GPS signal problems on Android smartphone such as Samsung Galaxy smartphones:
Pokemon Go GPS signal errors:
1. Is the GPS enabled on your Android smartphone?
This is the first point that should be checked. This check is also very easy. Pull on your Android smartphone, the status bar at the top of the screen to the middle. Here you will see a GPS icon. This must be marked when it is activated. If you see no GPS toggle, then you must open the expanded view in the status bar to see all the Quick Start toggles . If the GPS is not enabled on your Android smartphone, then tap on the icon, so this works from now on.
2. The location accuracy is set to "high" ?
The location accuracy under Android should be set on high. Thats the only way to play Pokemon Go without problems. On Android you will find the setting as follows:
Open: Home Screen --> App Menu --> Settings --> Privacy & Security --> Location
If you have step 1 carried out correctly, then this is "active". Now tap "Search method" . Here you can select in each case the following setting:
- GPS, WiFi and mobile networks
This gives you the highest location accuracy and Pokemon Go should not bring the GPS signal errors.
3. AGPS Update Data
It may be that if there is no GPS signal for Pokémon Go that you need to update the AGPS data manually. Unfortunately, such a feature in Android is not available, so you must use the following app:
If you have the app installed on your Android smartphone, then please open it. Turn now, if not done, the GPS on your smartphone to "On". Now open the menu in the app GPS Test. There you will find the two buttons. Press the sequence now:
- Clear AGPS
- Update AGPS
You have now successfully performed the reset of the A-GPS data on your Android phone and the new data loaded. Now restart your phone and re-open then Pokémon Go. The GPS signal error should no longer be present.
These tips should help you with Pokémon Go to receive a GPS signal. We recommend you to use the GPS connection outdoors. Here a GPS fix is reached more quickly.