How To Fix GPS Not Working On IPhone 6s Plus

The iPhone 6s Plus is one of the devices everyone keeps talking about from the moment it was announced. We could read a wide range of rumors about the design, specification and features, and once it was officially released it swept us off our feet. It has a slim design, it’s classy, powerful, and it came with iOS 9 that brought many great features and improvements. One of the biggest improvements in terms of features is Siri-related because now, you can talk to the intelligent virtual assistant even when the phone is not plugged in. The more you explore the possibilities, the more satisfied you will be. But, there have been some complaints about this smartphone, the usual ones, such as Wi-Fi problems, data issues, and a few others. Quite a few people reported the problem saying GPS not working on iPhone 6s Plus, and if this bothers you too, let’s see the potential solutions.

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Ways to fix GPS not working on iPhone 6s Plus


Solution No.1: Date & Time

We always start with the simplest solutions, and this one is pretty simple. From the Home screen tap on Settings, tap General and adjust “Date & Time” to “Set Automatically”. Once you do this, check if the GPS is working. If not, move to the other solutions listed below.


Solution No.2: Problem with a navigation app

If you are experiencing GPS issues when using a third-party navigation app, make sure that the application is up to date. Just go to App Store and if there is an update available download and install it. The other thing you can try is to reinstall the app. Delete the application and install it again. If this doesn’t fix the problem with the app, perhaps you should choose another similar app from the App Store.


Solution No.3: Turn off LTE

Several users fixed the problem by turning off LTE, so try this out, perhaps it will work for you as well.

  • Go to Settings from the Home screen
  • Tap Cellular > Voice & Data and choose 3G


Solution No.4: Restart your iPhone 6s Plus

Many glitches that appear on this device can be solved with a restart. Press and hold the sleep/wake button, drag the slider once it appears on the screen and turn your phone off. Wait for a couple of seconds, press and hold the same button again and turn your iPhone 6s Plus back on.


Solution No.5: Turn Location Services off/on

When having issues with your iPhone, turning a certain service on/off can help you solve the problem. In this case, you should try turning location services off, and then turn it back on. To do that go to Settings > Privacy > Location services. Turn it off, restart your device as explained above, and once the device is on again, go to Settings > Privacy > Location services and turn the service back on.


Solution No.6: Reset network settings

Another simple solution that can fix the problem for you. Follow a few steps and you will be done in no time:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap General
  • Tap Reset
  • Tap on the option “Reset Network Settings”


Solution No.7: Reset All Settings

When it comes to this option, don’t worry, because your data won’t be erased. It’s simple:

  • Go to Settings > General
  • Tap on Reset and click on the “Reset All Settings” option


Solution No.8: Update iOS

We always point out that updating iOS is extremely important. New software versions always improve the performance of your device and fix the problems. The plus point is that you can expect some fresh features you can explore once the new software version is installed. If there is a new version, you should install it.

Here is the full guide: How To Update iOS on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch


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