im having a problem with my new droid phone. it will not connect to gps which makes the navigation useless.i searched around the web forums and found out im not alone in this problem so i called tech support and they told me it was an issue with the phone and they didnt have a fix for it yet. anyone else having this problem ?
Add the power manager widget and ensure the GPS is actually on. When you add the widget it's the icon that looks like a satalite dish. I usually leave mine off unless I plan on using the maps.
Your not in a big city with sky scrapers or a inside a mostly metal building are you?
GPS usually has a hard time connecting in a office type building and outside in a large city like New York or Chicago.
no im out in the open pretty much , i have a handheld gps and a garin nuvi so im not new at this its definitely the phone itself .i appreciate everyone trying to help. i just called tech support and was told " it was a known issue but they dont have a fix right now " It seems some have no problems and others dont so i would think it is device related . maybe i should just bring it back and get a new one . again thanks to everyone
I have the same problem...it constantly searches for GPS. I'm on my third phone now, and it still doesn't work. Verizon and Motorola both say that it's a problem with Google...a third party app that they can't fix. I haven't had any luck in finding out a fix for it, or in finding a way to contact Google. It's frustrating, because the navigation feature was one of my main reasons for wanting this phone. And, yes, I have checked to make sure the GPS is on on every phone...the little sattelite shows up at the top, but it never finds it.
I am having same issue, Verizon store rep tells me that if you were with Alltel before they were bought by Verizon the GPS on Droid has issues. Something to do with the account and that Tech support knows about it.