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How to enable GPS on Moto G5s phone.

Started by: brianchilds
On: 18/02/2019 | 19:03
Replies: 8
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by: brianchilds
on: 18/02/2019 | 19:03

Just got this new phone (to me anyway) and it an app complains GPS is not enabled. Cannot find how to do this.

 

Help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks, Brian

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by: jammo740
on: 18/02/2019 | 19:05 edited: 18/02/2019 | 19:11

We can get this sorted, no problem.

Is your phone an iPhone, Android, Windows, etc?

Duh, didn't read the title. Smiley LOL

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by: dbcooper_
on: 18/02/2019 | 19:08

Hello @brianchilds

 

  1. From the Home screen Apps 
  2.  > Settings  > Location .
  3. Tap the Location switch (located in the upper-right) to turn on Switch on or off Switch off

Hope this helps 


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Message 3 of 9
by: brianchilds
on: 18/02/2019 | 19:14
Not quite sure of what you mean by 'From the Home screen Apps' but in settings - App permisions the app in question had the location switch ON.
???
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by: brianchilds
on: 18/02/2019 | 19:15
... Also the Location icon in the swipe-down page is active.

Perhaps it's a problem with the app (Memory Map)
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by: jammo740
on: 18/02/2019 | 19:16
Does location work using the Google Maps app?
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by: brianchilds
on: 18/02/2019 | 19:19
Yes it does?
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by: jammo740
on: 18/02/2019 | 19:22
Sounds like an issue with the app you're using.

If Google Maps works, that tells me that:
- Location services is enabled and switched on.
- The GPS chip inside your device is actually functioning.
- Permissions are granted for accessing GPS data.

As you say, location permissions for your app are switched on, so there should be no reason why it isn't working properly.
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by: brianchilds
on: 18/02/2019 | 19:24
Just had a thought - GPS might not be working in my heavily (foil based) insulated house, I have had this problem before. Best to stop this conversation until I go out in the morning and try it outside (too cold and wet at the moment). Thanks for all your efforts.

Brian
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