24 major Galaxy S7 problems, and what to do about them

Samsung Galaxy S7
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Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S7, is every bit as beautiful as its predecessor, and it improves on the S6 in many ways. The Galaxy S7 is fast, powerful, and waterproof, but it’s not fault-free. We’ve been lurking in forums, scouring comment sections, and digging around to uncover some of the most common Galaxy S7 problems. There’s no need for you to struggle in isolation when we have a host of potential fixes that will help you to get your S7 back on track.

Glitch: GPS not working or inaccurate

There have been a few reports of GPS in the Galaxy S7 not working properly, taking a long time to fix, or being generally inaccurate.

Potential fixes:

  • Start by going to Settings > Privacy and safety > Location and make sure that your Locating method is GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks. If that’s still inaccurate, then test it on the GPS only setting.
  • If you notice an issue with a specific app, like Google Maps, then try wiping the cache. Go to Settings > Applications > Application manager, find the Maps app in the list, and tap Storage > Clear cache.
  • Try downloading and installing the free GPS Status & Toolbox app to see if helps.
  • If you’re still having issues, it could be a hardware fault. Contact Samsung, your carrier, or your retailer and ask about a repair.
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