GPS is an essential feature of Android devices, which allows us to navigate, find places, and track our route. However, sometimes GPS accuracy can be affected by various factors such as internet connection, device calibration, and obstacles.
In this tutorial, I will give you tips to improve GPS accuracy on your Android device and ensure you get accurate information about your location.
Enable the “High Accuracy Location” option.
As mentioned in the previous answer, this option allows the device to use GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks simultaneously to determine the user’s location more accurately. Go to Settings > Location > Location Method and select “High Accuracy”.
Make sure you have a stable and fast internet connection
GPS uses an internet connection to download satellite information. If the connection is slow or unstable, this can affect the accuracy of the GPS. Make sure you have a stable and fast internet connection.
Make sure the date and time on your device is correct
GPS also uses the date and time on your device to determine your location. If the date and time are incorrect, it can affect the accuracy of the GPS. Go to Settings > System > Date & Time and make sure the settings are correct.
Remove any obstacles
Using GPS inside a building or in an area with many obstacles, such as trees or tall buildings, can interfere with GPS accuracy. Try using GPS in an open, unobstructed area to improve accuracy.
Restart your device
Restarting your device can help resolve any system issues affecting GPS accuracy. Here’s how you can restart your device:
- Press and hold the power button until the shutdown menu appears
- Tap “Shut Down”
- After the device shuts down, turn it back on
Use a GPS calibration app
There are several apps available on the Google Play Store that can help calibrate your device’s GPS to improve accuracy. Here’s how you can use a GPS calibration app:
- Go to the Google Play Store and search for a GPS calibration app
- Download and install the app on your device
- Open the app and follow the instructions to calibrate your device’s GPS