< img class ="lazyload aligncenter wp-image-1086362 noname size-large"title="Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra home screen"src="https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns.jpg" alt ="It looks like some Samsung
Galaxy S20 series phones suffer from GPS problems too.”width=” 1200 “height= “675”data-srcset=”https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns.jpg 1200w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-1.jpg 300w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-2.jpg 768w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-3.jpg 16w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-4.jpg 32w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-5.jpg 28w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-6.jpg 56w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-7.jpg 64w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-8.jpg 712w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-9.jpg 1000w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-10.jpg 792w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-11.jpg 1280w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-12.jpg 840w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-13.jpg 1340w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-14.jpg 770w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-15.jpg 356w, https://dbm.today/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/galaxy-s20-series-owners-report-major-gps-lock-on-concerns-16.jpg 675w”data-sizes= “(max-width: 1200px )100vw, 1200px”> The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra loads a lots of features, although it does include an insane cost. Samsung’s high-end gadget wasn’t without issue though, as customers reported focus concerns that were subsequently fixed through a firmware update. Now, it looks like another rather ugly issue is rearing its head as Galaxy S20 series users report problems with locking on to GPS for navigation(h/t: XDA-Developers). Users on Twitter, Reddit, and the main Samsung online forums have all reported that their phones have a hard time to get a GPS lock-on, with some saying it either never ever locks on or takes 5 to 15 minutes to get a repair. We’ve also seen one user claim they couldn’t get a lock-on after an hour of driving.
But what about the ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE GPS concerns on the S20 Ultra? 9/10 times I open Waze/Google Maps I get “GPS unreachable” or “GPS signal lost” then provides me a route from where I had been HOURS previous.
— Josh (@apimpnamedgekko) March 17, 2020
Consumers have reported switching their devices out for brand-new ones and still suffering from the concern, recommending that it’s a wider software or hardware problem rather than one or two faulty phones. Some users have actually also taken to disabling their 5G, utilizing a GPS Locker app, restarting the phone, resetting network settings, and utilizing a various SIM, with varying levels of success.
XDA notes that they have not identified any complaints online about the Exynos models, adding that a staff member’s Exynos phone does not struggle with this problem either. For what it’s worth, our own Dhruv Bhutani reported that his Exynos device didn’t have an issue either. This isn’t definitive evidence that the problem is limited to Snapdragon variants though.
Samsung hasn’t released a statement on this matter yet, but it’s clearly a problem no matter which way you cut it.
Have you experienced this GPS concern on your Galaxy S20 series device? Offer us all the information (i.e. model, area) below!