Oneplus 3T location detection issue

  1. ashishnkr
    Froyo Sep 18, 2018

    ashishnkr , Sep 18, 2018 :

    I have updated to latest build ONEPLUS A3003_28_180816.

    After that I have been facing issues while detecting location.
    It takes more from a minute to 5 mins just to detect location and it is not a problem of network!
    Even in strongest network it is taking time to detect.
    Has someone else faced such issue?
    If yes, then is there any solution?

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  2. sergioadh
    Eclair Sep 20, 2018

    sergioadh , Sep 20, 2018 :
    My problem is that my apps that triggered something based on geolocation are no longer working as expected. i.e. IFTTT no longer does anything when I enter or leave a location when it previously did. This started happening around Sept 12, I'm not sure if that is with the latest build but I also have ONEPLUS A3003_28_180816.

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  3. ashishnkr
    Froyo Sep 22, 2018

    ashishnkr , Sep 22, 2018 :
    There seems to be a bypass.
    If you want to use geolocation apps then do this.
    1. Switch off your location.
    2. Open google maps and try to locate your location.
    3. A message will be shown to use google location service. -> Click ok (This is the trick. If you manually switch on location, it won't get detected. So turn on via this message)
    4. Google maps would show correct location.
    5. Now open other App and location could be detected.

    Hope this helps.

    OnePlus Dev team is already working on it.

  4. Jesus4692
    Cupcake Sep 22, 2018

    Jesus4692 , Sep 22, 2018 :
    That worked, thanks! Hope they fix it soon.

  5. ayush.jaswal1994
    Cupcake Sep 24, 2018

  6. ashishnkr
    Froyo Oct 3, 2018

    ashishnkr , Oct 3, 2018 :

    recently got an update ONEPLUS A3003_28_180915 now there seems to be new issue along with location detection.

    Any compass app is not working.
    Try rotating phone 360° with any compass app and check if you can point all 4 directions correctly - It doesn't and this is a problem as navigation apps are getting affected.

  7. bala36
    Donut Oct 7, 2018

    bala36 , Oct 7, 2018 :
    same with one plus 3 also, unable to commute with Uber or Ola as well as unable to order food delivery apps.actually came to know when food delivery app installation that it was unable to detect location. one plus team please fix this issue at the earliest for your die hard fans

  8. Saleh20
    Cupcake Oct 8, 2018

    Saleh20 , Oct 8, 2018 :
    Thanks for the instructions,, it works with me.

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  9. meteshdave
    Cupcake Oct 17, 2018

  10. itsthexypat
    Donut Sep 2, 2020

    itsthexypat , Sep 2, 2020 :
    Update 2020-09-02: Just wanted to chime in since this problem has been identified almost two years ago by the community on the Oneplus 3/3T and confirmed by Oneplus...the turning off gps and opening google maps to turn on gps still fixes this problem.

    Unfortunately even after two years now, Oneplus has NOT fixed this issue. Seemingly, they have just abandoned the 3/3T by now completely. This will be a pattern going forward, "old" phones will be abandoned at a very early rate.