Sony Xperia Z3 GPS does not work properly – Tips

Sometimes it may be necessary to update the A-GPS data on a smartphone like the Sony Xperia Z3. A-GPS stands for "Assisted" GPS and is a way to get more accurate and faster positioning by GPS on your phone. The system uses in addition to the GPS module the mobile data network back todetermine your location and can thereby provides faster and more accurate location data. Usually a lot of time is saved, because without A-GPS the definition of the own place takes sometimes up to five minutes. With A-GPS the determination may already have been made in 15 seconds.
Sometimes it may be necessary to update the A-GPS data on the Sony Xperia Z3. This is usually the case if the Sony Xperia Z3 requires a very long time for determining the own position.

Therefore, we now show you a little tutorial on how to update or reload on the Sony Xperia Z3 the A-GPS data. Unfortunately, Android has no integrated function for a manual update and thats why you need to download the following free app from the App Store:

Download GPS Test from the Google Play Store

If you have installed the app please open it now. Now switch on the GPS of your Sony Xperia Z3 if not already done. Now open the menu in the app “GPS Test”. Select the "Settings" tab. This takes you to the menu for the settings of the app. There you will find at the top two buttons. Press

1. Clear AGPS
2. Update AGPS

Press both buttons to update your AGPS data.

You have now deleted the old A-GPS data successfully and after that updated the data. The Sony Xperia Z3 should now determine your location as usual in no time.

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Comments (5)

  1. Big J

It worked!!! I took 5 minutes...thanks a lot :)

  1. Marcio

Thanks a lot! I thought I'd never get my GPS working again. Sony customer support is a joke. Fortunately I found this Page on Google. GPS test app is really miraculous! ;-)

  1. M Bilberg

Looks like it worked, the app Waze is now working again after i followed your instruction. Strange thing is that i couldn't find any information from Sony regarding this issue. Running Marshmallow on Z+

  1. Vic

You have no idea how much I'm grateful for this. Thanks :]

  1. piercbx

I have a location, but my gps still does not work.<br />I lost gps after migrating to lollipop on my xperia z3. <br />No way to fix the problem since then.<br />No usefull help from Sony.

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