Waiting for a valid GPS signal

April 2018

You are actually unable to give the position with your TomTom GPS as the following messages display:

GPS signal lost for xx minutes
Waiting for a valid GPS signal
Bad GPS reception: you are inside a building?

It may happen that during the first use or even after a long period of unused, it may take longer time than usual to detect the position of the GPS.
To troubleshoot, try the following:
  • First of all, leave the GPS for at least an hour in unobstructed place, away from high building.
  • As second option, reset your Tomtom by click on "Edit Preferences" > "Next" > "Next" > "Reset Default Values".
  • If it still does not work, reboot the TomTom by holding the On/Off button for at least 16 seconds.
  • Update the device by synchronizing same with your PC.
Published by deri58. Latest update on February 6, 2009 at 02:19 AM by deri58.
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