How to Fix iOS 8.4 GPS Problems

Fix GPS Problem iOS 8.4

iOS 8.4 was recently released by Apple, and it includes the new Music app integrated with Apple music, as well as bug fixes and improvements for iBooks.

However, several people reported GPS issues after upgrading to the latest firmware. As affected users describe, the GPS on their devices refuses to lock down the user’s position, or provide poor accuracy.

How To Fix iOS 8.4 GPS Issue

All iOS users continue to face this issue, regardless of their device being updated via iTunes or OTA. To help you fix the issue, we are posting some troubleshooting steps.

#1. To hard reset your device:

  1. Press and hold the Home button and the Power (Sleep/Wake) button together.
  2. After the screen is blank, release the buttons and wait for the Apple logo to appear.

#2. To deactivate and activate location services

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go to Privacy > Location services
  3. Tap the toggle beside Location Services to switch it off
  4. Fix gps iOS 8.4

  5. Hard reset your device by pressing and holding the Power (Sleep/Wake) and Home button together. Release button when the screen is black and Apple logo appears.
  6. After the iPhone restarts, open the Settings again
  7. Go to Privacy > Location Services
  8. Tap the toggle beside Location Services to switch it on.

The solution fixed the issue for some users.

#3. To Reset Network Settings

If switching off and switching on Location Services doesn’t work, try resetting Network settings. However, you need to reconfigure settings for VPN and WiFi after Network settings are modified.

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go to General > Reset
  3. Choose Reset Network Settings
  4. Then you’ll be prompted to enter the passcode. Then it will ask if you want to ‘reset network settings’. Tap on this option and that’s it.

#4. To restore and setup as new device

If none of the above options work for you, restore your device via iTunes and set it up as a new one. This will help you start fresh, and remove any problematic settings or customizations on your phone. You can read a guide on how to restore your iDevice if you don’t know how to do it already.

July 07, 2015 Related Topics: Apple, Fix