How to Troubleshoot iPhone 6s Plus GPS Not Working Issue?

iPhone 6s Plus is a fantastic phone with a large display suitable for watching movies and playing games. This phone is so great that it was the talk of the town before it was even released. It had Apple’s voice assistant – Siri, and users could interact with Siri without having to plug the iPhone in. However, as with any other gadget, trivial iPhone issues such as unable to connect to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth issues, etc., are impossible to avoid. While GPS issues are not widespread and happen once in a blue moon, still a good number of users encounter them. If your iPhone 6s’ GPS is not working or if it is inaccurate or fails to recognize your location, then you need to fix the issue. Here is how you can fix iPhone 6s Plus GPS issues:

Possible solutions to resolve GPS not working problem in iPhone 6s Plus

  1. Check the date and time

One of the common reasons behind the GPS error is very basic, incompatible date and time. Go to the Settings app. Select the General option. Tap on Date and Time and select Set Automatically. When the Date and Time are automatically set, then check whether the GPS problem has been resolved or not. If not, then go to the next solution.

  1. Check the a navigation app

Do you use a 3rd-party application for navigation? This might be the root of the problem. You need to check whether the app is updated. From the home screen, tap on the App Store. Go to the app and see whether any updates are available. Update the application if updates are available. Check whether the GPS works after the update. If not, then remove the app and try to re-install it. If the GPS still doesn’t work, then download any other navigation application.

  1. Disable LTE

In many instances, this GPS issue has gotten resolved by simply turning off LTE. Give it a try, it may resolve your problem too.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Cellular from the Settings menu.
  3. Select Voice and Data.
  4. Select 3G.
  1. Switch off and switch on the device

A number of issues that you encounter can be resolved by switching off the phone and then turning it back on. For restarting the iPhone 6s Plus, press and hold the sleep button located on the side. Wait for the slider to show up on the screen, drag it. When the phone gets switched off, after a while press and hold the sleep button until the phone gets switched on.

  1. Turn location services off/on

Your phone may be having the GPS issue because of the location services. You should enable or disable location services and see if that works. First, disable the location services. Switch off the phone and then switch it back on. After that, re-enable location services. To turn the location services on or off, here is what you need to do:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down to Privacy.
  3. Tap on Location services.
  1. Try resetting network settings

Resetting the network settings could also fix the GPS issue. Here is how you can quickly reset the network settings:

  1. Tap on the Settings app.
  2. Scroll to General.
  3. Tap on Reset.
  4. Select the Reset Network Settings option from the list.
  1. Try resetting  all settings

If resetting the network settings does not work, then you should try resetting all settings. Doing this will not erase the phone’s data. Here is how you can reset all settings:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to General.
  3. Tap on Reset.
  4. Select Reset All Settings from the list of options.

Edward Lewis is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at www.norton.com/setup.

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