How to Fix Pokemon Go “failed to detect location and GPS signal not found” error on Android

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Pokemon Go is one of the augmented reality game and currently the most popular record breaking app for all the other apps present on Play Store or App Store. The game is restricted to a fewer countries but gradually it is becoming available for the other regions where it was blocked, if you have already downloaded Pokemon Go or it is being shown on Google Play for your region then this guide is for you. You can also download the Pokemon Go apk and manually install in your Android device if you can’t wait for the official released on Google Play. In this article we are going to discuss, how to fix Pokemon Go “failed to detect location and GPS signal not found” error on your Android device.

Well, previously we have posted guide related to Pokemon Go for minimizing battery consumption and even playing Pokemon Go without moving. Users have reported about the above mentioned issue they are facing while playing Pokemon Go, so we have found a fix for the location detection issue while playing Pokemon Go in an Android device. The Pokemon Go game is heavily dependent on GPS to get your location but if you get an error statement as “failed to detect location and GPS signal not found” then it could be the only GPS related issue. Just follow the below steps to fix the “failed to detect location and GPS signal not found” issue while playing Pokemon Go.

How to Fix Pokemon Go “failed to detect location and GPS signal not found” error on Android

Just follow the below simple steps to fix the GPS signal not found issue in Pokemon Go.

Enable GPS on Android device:

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Navigate to Settings >> Locations  and enable GPS on your Device. If you see the GPS on already on, then turn it off and then turn back on again.

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If you see the above process is already working on your device then try to change the locating mode to High Accuracy that
uses GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks.

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Now go back to Settings >> Developer options and turn off “Allow Mock Location”.

We hope the above tips will help you fixing the “failed to detect location and GPS signal not found” on your Android device. Give us your feedback.

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