Samsung Galaxy S8 GPS inaccurate location - Solved

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a built-in GPS receiver, which allows you to easily determine your own position. Apps like Google Maps etc. access this GPS receiver. However, it may well be that your specific position is too inaccurate and does not correspond to your real location.

If this is the case, you now have the following option to make the positioning more accurate:

1. Positioning - Android Setting to "High accuracy"

Samsung Galaxy S8

To do so, on the Samsung Galaxy S8, open the App menu and then the settings. Select "Connections" and in the next submenu "Location" Make sure that the entry "Search Method" is set to "High Accuracy".

2. Update AGPS data

To do this, first download the free app "GPS-Test" from the Google Play Store. After this app is installed, please open it and, if you have not already done so, turn on the GPS of your Samsung Galaxy S8 (via the status bar).

Now open the menu in the app GPS-Test by tapping the symbol with the three dots in the upper right corner. Select the entry "AGPS". You will now see the menu for the settings of the app. There you will now find three menu items or actions:

  • Clear and Update AGPS
  • Clear only
  • Update only

Now select "Clear and Update". Finished!

If you now use an app, such as Google Maps, then your location should be displayed again very accurately. We hope these two tips have helped you fix the problem with an inaccurate location on the Samsung Galaxy S8.

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