Pokemon Go is a new augmented reality game and is available for both Android smartphones and Apple iPhones. This game relies on your actual location that it determines using the GPS signal that your device receives, using the available internet connection and also through the cellphone tower signals. If any of these are not configured properly or are not available then the Pokemon Go app will show a “Location not found”, “Location could not be located’ or “GPS signal not found” error and will fail to work. If you have an Android phone then you can easily fix this by enabling and disabling a few settings. Here is how:
- Use two fingers to scroll down the notification bar and access the quick settings panel. In this quick settings panel, you have to enable at least one way to access the internet – Data connection or your WiFi connection. Because Pokemon Go is played outdoors, chances are that you won’t be able to access WiFi network there and will depend on the data connection provided by your cellphone carrier.
- In the quick settings panel, enable the Location service. Without enabling this, Pokemon Go won’t be able to access the GPS signal and will fail to determine your current location.
- Some of the Android phones are coming with the developer options already enabled. Such phones might cause problems with the location setting in case the location is being manually modified under the developer options. To fix this, you have to open Android settings, scroll down to the very bottom of the screen, select Developer options and then uncheck the Allow mock locations option. You can also disable the developer options altogether if you do not need them.
Using these simple steps, you can fix all kinds of location errors in the Pokemon Go game for Android. Whether it is the “GPS signal not found” or the “Location could not be found” error, these steps should be enough to take care of the problems.