We all know very well, at the beginning of this year 2019, the well-known Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launched its brand new devices of Redmi series, of course, Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro.
However, the fact is that now Redmi is basically an independent brand, although it maintains the principles of the Chinese brand Xiaomi, as it is a subsidiary of Xiaomi itself.
Moreover, apart from all these things the all-new Redmi Note 7 Pro of Redmi simply comes with a series of important changes which simply makes it a more powerful version of the Redmi Note 7.
Now many of you might be thinking that what makes it more powerful than the Redmi Note 7? Basically, the most important change that we can find is in the processor, yes, it comes with the brand-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC.
While now if we talk about the Redmi Note 7 key change in processor, then let me clarify that the Redmi Note 7 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. Moreover, if you analyze both the devices by their appearance and screen, then, of course, you won’t find any difference.
GPS not working on Redmi Note 7 Pro issue
Recently, many Redmi Note 7 Pro users are reportedly complaining that their ‘GPS Not Working’ on Redmi Note 7 Pro. Yes, it means that no satellites are seen by the device itself.
And not only that even, there are many users who have also reported that they have tried ‘Factory Reset’ as well simply to fix this error. But, the fact is that it doesn’t fix their issue and they didn’t found any solution for this error.
Generally, this error of Redmi Note 7 Pro is simply showing this message ‘Searching For GPS’. Moreover, the users of Redmi Note 7 Pro who are facing this issue have also reported that they have not used any battery saver feature or apps while testing and fixing this issue.
Ultimately, if you are also a Redmi Note 7 Pro user and simply facing this same issue on your device, then it’s sure that until and unless you are fixing this issue on your device you won’t be able to practically use your device, of course, Redmi Note 7 Pro for any navigation. Hence, here in this post, we will simply show you some ways to fix this issue on your Redmi Note 7 Pro.
What is GPS?
GPS “Global Positioning System” is basically an electronic information system which is initially created by the US military and began to be used by them in early 1972.
Though at the beginning it was unique and exclusive for military operations, but the fact is that from the 80s the government of the United States simply allowed the civil societies to simply enjoy this system.
Basically, the GPS is a navigation system which is actually based on 24 satellites which are in orbit of the planet earth that sends information about the position of a person or object and weather conditions as well.
Where GPS is used?
Generally, the GPS “Global Positioning System” is used on ships, trucks, airplanes, cars, navigation devices, and smartphones. GPS is basically designed with the goal to help the users to know his/her exact position, information about the direction, walking or driving speed, approximate time of arrival and much more.
Now, to determine the position of an object or a person, the GPS simply calculates the value of longitude, in reference to the Greenwich Meridian, the value of latitude and, finally, the value of altitude. To locate a point, at least four satellites are essential and through the triangulation, it simply calculates the position where it is located.
Currently, there are two types of satellite navigation systems, one is the American GPS and the other one is GLONASS which is controlled by the Russian Government. And apart from all these things the European Union have also tried to launch a satellite navigation system which is known as Galileo.
Methods to fix Redmi Note 7 Pro Searching For GPS issue
We all know very well that the well-known Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the most selling smartphones in the market. Now many of you, who don’t own these smartphones might be thinking that why it is favorite among users! Right! It is simply due to the features and built quality that these devices offer to its users at an insanely cheap price.
Generally Xiaomi test and certify all its smartphones very carefully, so, that they can provide the best to its users. But, the fact is that somehow and sometimes users experience many problems regarding hardware and software of the device. And today we will simply discuss and show you some fixes with which you can simply fix the Redmi Note 7 Pro Searching For GPS issue.
So, now without wasting much time let’s get started and simply explore all the solutions that we have mentioned below simply to fix the Redmi Note 7 Pro GPS issue.
First, you should restart the GPS option on your Redmi Note 7 Pro
Yes, we all know that sometimes many of us have seen how some simple practices could easily fix small issues like this that simply irritate you much. So, by restarting the GPS option on your Redmi Note 7 Pro could easily fix this issue.
- To do so, simply swipe down the notification bar.
- Then simply click on the GPS icon simply to turn it off.
- Then simply switch it ON again, but before doing so now simply wait for at least 5 seconds.
Toggle airplane mode on your device
If you are thinking that how this easy method could solve your issue, then you are thinking the right question in your mind. Basically, this will reset the connectivity settings of the device and then it will simply initiate the fresh connection with the network which usually fixes the GPS issues.
- To do so, simply swipe down the notification bar on your device.
- Then simply click on the Airplane icon to turn it on.
- Now simply switch it OFF again, but before doing so now simply wait for at least 5 seconds.
Restart your Redmi Note 7 Pro
This step may seem very common and easy, but the fact is that, though it is easy and common to do, actually it does lots of work. Reboot basically, clears all the temporary storage (RAM) which is used to operate the system and restart all the processes that can abnormally be terminated. And not only that even there are many experts who simply called the ‘reboot’ as the fix for the problems that may arise during the run-time processes.
- To do so, simply hold the unlock/power button to reboot the phone.
- Now you will get two option “Power Off” and “Reboot”, simply click on the reboot icon.
- After the above step now once the device is on, simply check whether the GPS issue is resolved or not.
Remove the case of your smartphone
- Some times the case of your device could simply interfere with the signal reception of the smartphone, hence, we strongly recommend you to remove it once and then check whether the issue regarding the GPS is resolved.
Restart or update your app present on your device
- Yes, you should once restart the app or update the app that you are using for accessing the location services on your smartphone. And not only that even having the most recent version of Android apps on your smartphone is always a bonus.
Disable the Power Saving mode on your device
Basically, the power saving mode simply used to extend the battery life of a smartphone, as it simply kill all the background functions of your device. Hence, along with all those functions it also kills the GPS operation as well which works in the background.
- To do so, simply slide down the notification bar of your device.
- Then simply click on the battery icon present on the notification panel of your device.
- Now simply tap once on the icon to switch off the power saving mode.
Sometimes, if nothing works for you then you should simply update the firmware of your device so that you don’t lag behind software bug fixes.
To do so, simply you have to open settings option of your Android device.
After that now simply tap on the ‘Software Update’ option.
Then simply tap on the ‘Download and install’ option to upgrade or update your smartphone’s firmware.
Reset the phone
We strongly recommend you to reset your phone only if you are in a situation where you have tried every possible fixes to solve your issue. As once you reset your phone, all your data will be wiped that are present on your smartphone.
- To do so, simply go to Settings.
- Then simply find the option known as, backup and reset.
- Now after the above step, simply find the option Factory reset and then tap on it to start the reset process.
(Note: First you should back up the entire data of your smartphone before resetting the phone.)
Generally, now you all have seen that we have mentioned all the possible ways above in this post simply to troubleshoot this Redmi Note 7 Pro searching for GPS issue. As we all know very well that the Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the most selling smartphones of the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which comes with tons of lucrative features, hence, undoubtedly there will be a good number of users as well.
Hence, it won’t be surprising much for those users who are using Redmi Note 7 Pro and facing any issues regarding GPS. As we all know that there is no such things are available that are perfect, so if you are facing any issue on your device then it is essential to fix that issue on your device as soon as possible, simply to use your device again properly.
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