GPS Signal Lost on Google Maps - 7 Simple Solutions

Reading time icon 2 min. read


Readers help support MSPoweruser. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Tooltip Icon

Read the affiliate disclosure page to find out how can you help MSPoweruser effortlessly and without spending any money. Read more

GPS Signal Lost Google Maps

Is your GPS signal lost on Google Maps? Since it’s a satellite-based system, it should work all over the globe by navigating via GPS signals. However, no signal means no service. Continue reading to find out how to fix this issue in a few steps.

Fix GPS Signal Lost on Google Maps

Try the following solutions:

Solution 1: Check if the Sky is Clear

Is the sky clear? Heavy clouds and rain may impact GPS tracking. If the sky isn’t clear, you’ll have to wait.

Solution 2: Roll Down the Window

Are you sitting in a car with a tinted windshield? If yes, then roll down the window because tinted glass repels GPS signals.

Solution 3: Check GPS Status

You can also install a third-party GPS status application. You can find a lot of these apps on the Google Play store.

  1. Search for GPS Status in the Windows Search bar and install an app you like. I chose GPS Status & Toolbox.
GPS Status

2. Open the GPS Status app.

GPS Status app

This app gives you updates on the status of the GPS signal including its strength. You’ll be able to judge whether it’s sufficient or not. The signal strength is measured on the compass in dBW/m. If the strength is less than 30, it’s average. If the strength is less than 20, it’s low.

Solution 4: Charge Mobile Phone

Make sure that your phone is well-charged. The GPS communication system of your phone needs power.

Solution 5: Turn OFF the Battery-Saver Feature

Is the battery-saver feature of your phone enabled? It can disable GPS navigation to save power, so turn it off.

Solution 6: Turn the Location Service ON

Is the Location service of your phone ON? The Location service is crucial for connecting with GPS.

Solution 7: Repair/Replace Phone

If all else fails, your phone might be faulty. You should contact a repair service or get another device.

You may also be interested in:

So, now you know what to do if GPS signal is lost on Google Maps. Feel free to share any tips in the comments below!

More about the topics: google maps