Android GPS service died. Corrected by rebooting phone. Has this happened to anyone else?
Yesterday I went for a long hike and had the strangest thing happen. About 7 hours into the hike, the Android GPS service died. Purely by chance, I had looked at the map and noticed the track stopped about 1/2 kilometer from my current position.
- Locus Map showed 0/22 satellites available.
- I stopped/started GPS acquisition in Locus Map but it didn't fix it.
- I stopped/started the GPS service from Android's control panel but that did not fix it either.
- I started another GPS app and it also failed to acquire a GPS fix.
I saved my track then rebooted the phone. That fixed the problem which I assume was due to the Android GPS service failing (since both GPS apps failed to acquire GPS fix).
I have recorded longer hikes (than 7 hours) and never experienced this problem. This is the first time this has happened.
Has this happened to anyone else? Did you need to reboot the phone or is there another way to restart the Android GPS service?