Regardless of your device’s manufacturer, there are several things you can do to fix poor location tracking. Use the following tips to improve GPS accuracy:
- Plug your phone in: Devices attempt to conserve battery when they're not charging. For some devices, running on battery alone may mean location tracking is poor. Keep a charged battery.
- Turn on wifi and Bluetooth: Apple and Android devices use nearby wifi networks and Bluetooth signals to locate your device, especially when GPS signals are low. Turn wifi and Ask to Join Networks both on.
- Close unused apps: Turn off any apps other than those you use to navigate with People Walker, especially apps that use your location in the background.
- Keep your software and app current: Update to the latest phone software available. Apple and Android devices frequently release upgrades that may improve your phone’s location accuracy.
- Buy a new phone: To get the most accurate GPS, we highly recommend upgrading to the newest phone model if you can. Older phones may have outdated GPS antennae, which can cause poor location tracking.
- Adjust your time settings: Make sure the date, time, and timezone are set correctly on your device. Go to Settings, General, then Date and Time. If possible, toggle your Date and Time to 'Set Automatically.' Incorrect computer settings can sync to your device so verify the date, time, and timezone on a computer that syncs with your device.
- Always restart: Any time you've updated your software and app or even changed your settings, restart your device to give it a fresh restart. (We've all had to reboot our computers before!)