How to Fix iPhone GPS Not Working in iOS 12/11.4/11.3/11.2

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2019-11-30 / Update for  iPhone Fix

"Q: GPS not working after update to iOS 12
Since I've updated my iOS to version 11 (also to 11.4) the GPS is not working in maps and Waze anymore. This is happening both in my iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s. I understand that this is happening to many users, is there any update that solves that? Thanks."

GPS navigation nowadays becomes even important in our daily life, with the help of GPS we seem to always have a map in hand. However, there are many iPhone users who have the similar GPS problem in iOS 12 and iOS 11 and the affected models not only include the old iPhone 7/6/5, but also cover iPhone X/8/8 Plus. If you have tried times to fix this problem and ended with a fail result, in this article, you will be able to solve GPS not working in iOS 12/11/11.1/11.2/11.3.

Solution 1: Give Location Permissions for Apps

If you don't give the permission for apps to access this feature, you will never be able to use GPS in your target Apps. To check the statement, you should go to: Settings >> Privacy >> Location Service. You may need to switch the button and choose "While Using the App" or "Always".

gps location service

Solution 2: Refresh Location Service

If you find the settings of location permission is normally set, but GPS is still in abnormally function. You then can try to refresh your location services, you should just turn it off and turn it on after a few seconds later. The location of this feature is on the top of location permissions.

Solution 3: Reset Location & Privacy

You can also reset your location and privacy settings to factory to resolve iPhone GPS not working in iOS 11/11.1/11.2. To reset Location & Privacy, go to: Settings >> General >> Reset, and then tap on Reset Location & Privacy option. After doing this, you need to enable location permissions for apps again.

reset location and privacy

Solution 4: Reset Network Settings on iPhone

You can also try to refresh the data for your GPS by resetting network settings. This function can also be used to solve GPS signal poor issue and location service not working problem. Users should go to: Settings >> General >> Reset >> Reset Network Settings. This reset will erase your saved Wi-Fi passwords, VPN and APN settings on your iPhone X/8/ Plus/7/6/5.

Solution 5: Reboot iPhone by Enter/Exit Recovery Mode

Basically, a reboot operation may fix kinds of iOS issues. But normally restart doesn't have the function to reset or fix wrong settings. In order to easily fix iPhone GPS not working in iOS 12/11, we suggest you to have a try by using Tenorshare ReiBoot, a free tool which can fix all kinds of iOS stuck issues as well as iOS system problem.

You are only required to install this software to your PC/Mac, run the program and connect your GPS not working iPhone with computer. When see the interface below, click "Enter Recovery Mode".

enter recovery mode

Less than a minute, your iPhone will be in recovery mode successfully. You will see iTunes and USB icons appear on your iPhone screen. "Exit Recovery Mode" button then is highlighted on the interface of Tenorshare ReiBoot, click it and your iPhone will restart in seconds. You now can check the GPS feature is workable or not.

Solution 6: Repair iOS System without Any Data Loss

If all simple tips and tricks cannot solve the iPhone GPS GPS not working issue, you may try to fix your iOS system for iPhone. With the help of Tenorshare ReiBoot, users don't even worry about any data loss, just in few clicks you can get a better iPhone you've ever have.

Click "Fix All iOS Stuck" on the main menu of Tenorshare ReiBoot, then choose "Fix Now". Follow the steps to download or import iOS 11 firmware package and start system recovery.

repair iOS system

The whole process may take you about 10 minutes. Patiently wait and try to use GPS function after your iPhone get restart.

That's all about how to fix GPS issue with iPhone after iOS 11/11.1/11.2/11.3/11.4/12 update, all these 6 solutions is based on software solution. For most of the cases, users can easily fix the problem with the help of this article, but if your GPS is still workable, we suggest you to take your iPhone to the Apple official store and check the hardware, and hope you can soon get your problem solved!

  Updated on 2019-11-30 / Update for  iPhone Fix

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