Just like with all new smartphones, the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone can determine a position via the GPS. In most of the smartphones, a combination of mobile data connection or Wi-Fi network connection is used along with GPS to support the process as well as determine the position more swiftly.
However, it is still possible that if you are only using the GPS, your position cannot simply be determined. As such, if the GPS of your Galaxy S8 is no longer functional, you can attempt the following trick. You could attempt manually updating the AGPS data on your Galaxy S8.
How To Solve GPS Not Working Problem On Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus:
- Begin by downloading the app “GPS Test” free from the Google Play Store
- Install the app, run it and turn the GPS on. If you are already done, the GPS on your Galaxy S8 should be on ‘active’
- Open the menu with the GPS Test application and select “settings.” This will take you to the settings of the application.
- There are 2 buttons; Clear AGPS and Update AGPS. Press them successively. You have just successfully reset the AGPS data of your Galaxy S8 GPS. There will now be a delay of up to 5 minutes in determining the 1st position after that update of AGPS data.
If you require to determine your particular position for instance through Google Maps, it should be a problem for you no longer.