2.1 Update Causes GPS Issues, Fix Found

Quite a few users have been reporting issues with GPS with the new 2.1 software update in the Apple Discussions. While it seems to have fixed the bulk of most users’ problems like poor reception and frequent crashes, it may have created issues with location services.

Apple Discussions user hitchsaid described the problems:

“Both my brother and I have iphones and we both updated to 2.1 and the GPS on both our phones were working fine prior to 2.1 Now all we get are the crosshairs- the blue dot is nowhere to be seen. I have tried all the recommendations sitting outside for 20min, 3G off, airplane mode on/off, soft reset, location services on….wi-fi on, bluetooth off…. but nothing seems to make it work again….what is really bugging me is that it was working fine before the update.”

Luckily many users have had success with resetting all of the settings on the device. To do so, go to Settings > General > Reset and chose Reset All Settings. Let us know if it works for you in the comments.

[via iPhone Atlas]

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