How to Fix iPhone X GPS having iOS 12 Update

iOS 12 came out with a lot of bug fixes and new features and most of the users liked the experience, thus there are some users who are facing GPS issues on their iPhone X. The problem is basically affecting the iPhone’s location service, especially when using location apps like Waze, Apple Maps and Google Maps.

iOS 12 Maps

This bug is costing a lot to the users as they are not able to reach a particular place in time. In this article, we will guide you step-by-step to solve this issue.

Before troubleshooting the problem make sure that Location Services are turned on. To enable a Location Service, follow the following steps:

Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services menu > Check if the Location Service is turned on, if not, turn it on.

Sometimes, the Location permission service is restricted for the App, which in result wouldn’t let your App use the GPS. Make sure you have permitted the Application to use Location Service. To check, follow the following steps on your iPhone X:

Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services menu > Turn on the Location Service > Scroll down through the list to grant permission to the location Apps.

Maps Access in iOS 12

If your iPhone is still having the issue with the App, check if the App has been updated, if it is not updated, update the App and try using it again.

Note: There’s no definite solution to this problem so keep trying and checking the App after performing every fix if it’s working.

Now try these fixes

  1. Reboot/Soft Reset your iPhone X

After every major update, some of the Apps starts acting up which is very normal so don’t panic. To Soft Reset your phone follows the following steps:

Soft Reset iPhone X

  • Press and hold the Volume Down button/Volume Up button along with the side/Power button.
  • Drag the slider to Turn Off your device.
  • After 30 seconds, turn your iPhone back on by keep pressing the Side/Power button until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.

This solution is harmless as it doesn’t remove any data on your iPhone. Minor issues after update can be fixed by just soft resetting the device.

  1. Turn Airplane Mode On/Off

Turn on the Airplane mode and soft reset/reboot your iPhone X. To turn on the Airplane mode follow the following steps:

Go to Setting > Airplane Mode menu > Tap on the Turn On switch

Flight mode on iPhone X

After rebooting your iPhone with airplane mode on, turn off the airplane mode. To do this follow the steps mentioned earlier.

  1. Reset Location & Privacy Settings

iOS 12 might have bungled your iPhone’s Location & Privacy settings, this can be fixed by resetting the Location & Privacy setting. Here’s a guide to it:

Go to Settings > General > Rest Menu > Tap Reset Location & Privacy > Enter your password and confirm your action.

Reset Location and Privacy on iPhone X

  1. Reset Network Settings

If none of the above-mentioned fixes have worked for you, try resetting the network settings. Resetting the network settings will remove all the current network settings and restores the default settings. To perform this follow the following steps:

Settings > General > Reset Menu > Reset Network Settings > Enter your passcode and claim your actions > Tap the option to confirm Reset Network Setting.

Reset Network Settings in iOS

  1. Factory Reset your iPhone X

Factory resetting your device removes all the content and settings saved in your iPhone and restores the default setting. It is suggested to factory reset your iPhone after every update, this fixes all the bugs. But before you factory reset your iPhone make sure you have all your data backed up by iCloud or iTunes so that you don’t have to face data loss. This article will help you Back Up your data

To factory reset your phone, follow the following steps:

Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings > Enter the passcode and claim your actions > Tap the option to factory reset your iPhone.

Factory Reset iPhone X

After this reset your iPhone will work like a new one. All the minor issues will be fixed and now you can download the Apps again and restore your data from the Back Up you have made earlier.

Hope the above-mentioned fixes have solved the GPS issue with your iPhone.


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