The Samsung Galaxy S8 was an awesome smartphone for its time and still is. It was one of the first to adopt the taller aspect ratio with slim bezels at the top and bottom. This allowed it to have a pretty big screen in a relatively large form factor. With its modern design, Samsung also managed to nail down the basics. It had a flagship processor, lots of RAM, plenty of internal storage, a microSD card slot, wireless charging and even a headphone jack. Overall, it was an excellent phone which proved to be very popular. So, it’s no surprise to see a lot of users still holding on to their S8s.
Now while Samsung makes great hardware, its software is still quite divisive. But Samsung has managed to support the device until now, delivering both platform and security updates. But just as updates bring with them new features and bug fixes, they can sometimes break things too. And Samsung Galaxy S8 owners have been having some issues since the June Android Security Patch. Multiple users have been experiencing GPS drop-offs during navigation across multiple apps. Some have also found that the cursor freezes in Google Maps. Have a look at such a complaint down below.
Reddit user u/Technical_Push_5443 posted this on the Galaxy S8/S8+ forum:
I tested this in a few navigation apps. In Google maps the cursor just freezes arbitrarily on a road usually 2-5minutes into the drive. In MapQuest it says GPS is not found. I downloaded a GPS test app and it shows GPS is functioning fine
I checked that the battery profile in device settings is set to Optimized. I don’t have automatic profile turned on. Does it need to be set to Max performance in order for GPS to work all the time?
One fix that seems to be working is ensuring that the Location is set to High Accuracy.Well, Samsung officials have not addressed this issue yet, but we certainly hope they will look into this matter at the earliest.