Here’s how to fix the no GPS signal message in Waze.
Waze is one of the most used mobile applications to move around the city by car. If you are a user of the platform you may have ever been in this situation: I get the message with no GPS signal in Waze, how to solve it? We give you the answer.
With more than 50 million monthly active users Waze is one of the best applications for travel because it serves to know what is happening in real-time on the road. The users themselves report incidents such as road works, accidents, etc. If there are traffic jams, the app offers alternative routes. This platform was created in Israel in 2008 and years later it was bought by Google.
Waze also has additional functions that allow you to play other music applications or podcasts or find out the fuel prices at gas stations along the route without leaving the app. If you have a vehicle with Android Auto or Apple Car Play you can use it on the car screen.
It may happen that when using the application it does not work properly. Regarding this failure some users expose the following question: “I get the message without GPS signal in Waze how to fix it?”. We tell you what to do.
The first thing you should do is check that you have coverage and data. It is also essential that you check that you have not changed the location permissions of Waze. For the app to work properly you must allow Waze to get your location.
The second solution you can apply is to completely close the app and restart the phone. To do this if you have an Android phone, press the square button at the bottom of the screen and then click on the circle with a cross inside. On iOS from the home screen slide your finger from the bottom to the center of the screen to display the open apps. Then swipe up to close them.
You also need to test the GPS with another app such as Google Maps to rule out that it is a bug in the phone. Open Maps and click on the arrow icon to show you the current location to see if it works for you.
Waze says no GPS signal
If you have had the situation that when you open Waze it says no GPS signal, there may have been a problem due to the following causes:
One of the causes of no signal is that you have not given the GPS location permission to the Waze application or you may not have data for some reason on your phone.
There may also be external causes such as interference from power grids or problems caused by the weather, for example, if there are storms in the area where you are. The compass may be out of adjustment so you will have to recalibrate it from Google Maps.
why doesn’t the map load in Waze
We have already answered the question: “I get the message “No GPS signal in Waze”, how to fix it? But maybe your problem is related to the map not loading in Waze.
Among the reasons why the map is not showing up is the connection status. You may not have enough coverage for it. It may also be that you don’t have the latest Waze update. Check in the App Store or Play Store.
Another reason why the map does not appear may be due to a problem in the Waze application cache so it is best to clear the cache, ie temporary data of the application.