iOS 12.4.4 GPS tracking kaput!

New to the group :slight_smile:
Here’s the situation. iPhone 6, AT&T carrier. Southern California.
All GPS tracking does not work on Google Maps, WAZE, Apple maps, Strava, etc… Seem to have started with install of 12.4.3 (now on 12.4.4). GPS does not track location and seems to be miles off.

I chatted for 1.5 hours with Apple support via iMessage. The tech ran a diagnostic and no issues found. Apple recommended I reset the phone and start from scratch, which I did. Issue still exist.

! Anyone have a clue on what or how to go about correcting this? My wife has the same phone and iOS and has no GPS issues. Thank you

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When you say you reset the iPhone, did you reset it to factory settings, go through the iOS version download, and install all apps from scratch, or did you do a restore from backup after the reset?


Sorry for late reply. Yes I reset from factory, add apps one by one. Btw, since this was last discussed back in Jan. my phone GPS still doesn’t work. ATT, Apple, Google basically said “gee, I dont know”. Ridiculous

This is looking more and more like a rock and a hard place issue. You cannot go back to a previous version of iOS because Apple won’t let you, and iPhone 6 is too old to upgrade to a newer version.
Hate to just point you to search results, but have a look at this article and see if any of these suggestions work;

One other question. Did you test the GPS after you did the full reset, and before you started adding apps?

If you live near an Apple Store, I would suggest you take both phones in, and discuss (calmly) the fact that it appears Apple broke yours with an update you cannot back out. They have been known to offer a replacement for a reasonable price.

Hi Bgeeos, thanks for the reply. Maybe once Covid-19 pulls back and Apple stores reopen, the might have the new low priced iPhone’s will be out. :slight_smile: I did all the above like you mentioned. Anyway, thank you.