GPS Not Tracking Location Accurately on Nexus 6p

GPS plays an important role when it comes to smartphone features. But there are issues that could prevent you from using it properly like GPS not tracking location accurately. Learn how to deal with this issue on Nexus 6p device as you read further.


If you’re having issues with your GPS navigation or Google Maps on your Nexus 6p could be either a software issue or it could be the GPS antenna in your Nexus smartphone. Most of the time it is a software issue and you can resolve it by modifying the following settings:

    • Go to Settings > Location.
    • Tap on “Mode“.
    • Select “High accuracy”.
    • You can also download an application from the Google play store named “GPS Status and toolbox” to help increase your gps accuracy even further and help your phone find a GPS satellite faster.
  • If you’re still having issues after setting the accuracy to High and downloading the GPS Status app, it might be a hardware issue with the GPS antenna. Consider sending your Nexus for repair through your Carrier or going to a repair shop.

You can also try performing a hard reset on your Nexus 6p smartphone. There are instances that stubborn glitches are preventing some features on your device to work properly and this might be the case on why you’re having a GPS not tracking location accurately on your Nexus 6p.

Please be reminded that performing a master reset will wipe out all contents on your device, including important files and data. But you can always create a backup and restore them later on. For a complete guide on how to create backup and restore a Nexus smartphone, please click here

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