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“GPS Signal Not Found” in Pokémon Go on iPhone: Tips to Fix

Undoubtedly, Pokémon Go is by far the most popular game in terms of unprecedented success. Having installed the fantastic augmented reality game on my iPhone, I have been making the most of my free time in catching Pokémon. Thanks to a smart trick, I have been able to learn how to lure a Pokémon with ease.

Unfortunately, there are some issues like the rapid battery drain, random crashing, server error that have disappointed me.

However, the one problem that has irked me more than others is the “GPS signal not found” error. A number of my friends have also encountered this issue while playing the game. Luckily, there are some super handy tricks that have worked in troubleshooting this problem. Let’s check out!

How to Fix “GPS Signal Not Found” Error

Quick Tips:

  • You need to step outside for some time if you are indoors just to make sure GPS satellite is able to locate your device
  • In case you are outdoors, you need to turn on/off Wi-Fi a few times even if there is no network. Settings → Wi-Fi → Toggle off/on
  • Go to Settings and turn on Airplane Mode. Then turn it off after a couple of minutes
  • Turn off/on Cellular/Mobile Data a couple of times. Settings → Cellular → Cellular Data

Turn On/Off Location Services

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

Launch Settings app on your iOS device

Step #2. Tap on Privacy.

Tap on Privacy

Step #3. Tap on Location Services.

Tap on Location Services

Step #4. Turn off the switch. Turn it back on.

Turn off the switch. Turn it back on

Leave the Game for Sometimes

Just leave the game for some time and open it again. It has done the trick sometimes for me.

Step #1. Press the Home button to leave the game.

Step #2. Open any app and use it for a few minutes.

Step #3. Open Pokémon Go again.

Force Quit the App and Re-launch It

Force quit the game and re-launch it. You may lose the immediate data, but it can do the job.

Step #1. Double-press the Home button to bring the multitasking screen.

Step #2. Next up, swipe to the Pokémon Go card.

Step #3. Now, swipe up on the app to quit it.

Swipe Up Pokemon Go on iPhone

Step #4. Re-launch the app again.

Re-launch the app again

Reset Network Settings

Resetting the network settings can be a bit painful as all the network settings will be deleted. However, it can resolve the issue.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device.

Launch Settings app on your iOS device

Step #2. Tap on General.

Tap on General

Step #3. Scroll down and tap on Reset.

Scroll down and tap on Reset

Step #4. Tap on Reset Network Settings.

Tap on Reset Network Settings

Step #5. Tap on Reset Network Settings to confirm.

Tap on Reset Network Settings again to confirm

That’s all! I hope these tricks have worked in fixing the issue.

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    Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting content on social media.

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