Gaia GPS will not locate me. How do I fix this?
There are two reasons Gaia GPS may not be locating you:
1. Your connection to GPS satellites may be turned off.
To turn them back on:
- Open your phone’s Settings app.
- Tap Location.
- If you don’t see “Location,” follow these steps from Google for older Android versions.
- At the top, turn Use location on.
2. The Gaia GPS app does not have permission to use your current location.
Give Gaia GPS permission to use your device's location by enabling Location Services.
- Open the Settings app > Applications > Gaia GPS > Permissions > toggle on "Location".
- If your device has a setting for GPS accuracy, choose "GPS only" or "Device only" - see "Improve Track Recording Accuracy" below.
- For users with Android 10, be sure that the permission for Gaia GPS is set to "Allow all the time." This will allow track recording even if the screen is off.
In Android 10, your phone may now alert you about apps that have location access allowed "all the time," even if the app isn't currently running. Gaia GPS will not record your location if the app is not running.
Improve Track Recording Accuracy
Track recording accuracy can be improved by switching the Location Services mode for your Android device. Switching to "Device/GPS Only" will prevent your device's Location Services from using cellular or WiFi connections to determine your location.
For Android 8 and earlier follow these instructions:
1. Open the Android Settings app
2. Tap "Location" to open the Location Services menu
3. Select "Mode" to open the various Location Services mode options
4. Tap "Device Only" or "GPS Only" depending on your Android's options
Note: Users with Android 9 (Pie) and later will not have this setting. Instead, follow the instructions below.
1. Open the Android Settings app.
2. Tap on "Security and Location" > "Location" > "Google Location Accuracy"
3. Turn off "Improve Location Accuracy". This will tell your device to use only GPS to acquire your location.