Google Maps is the easiest way to navigate from one location to another. The app also helps in exploring several other things such as nearby petrol pumps, hospitals, restaurants, etc in a particular area. But to get the most accurate results, it is necessary for the app to get the most precise location (the Blue dot on the map). Also, sometimes the app finds it hard to locate the current position and hence fails to deliver the proper results. Having said that, there could be several reasons behind this, like weak GPS signal or compass not being properly calibrated. So, in case, you are facing a similar issue then in this how-to guide, we are going to tell you three ways which can help you improve the location accuracy in Google Maps.

But, before moving forward, it is essential to know how Google Maps tracks the location.
– GPS: This uses satellites to get the location up to 20 meters.
– Wi-Fi: The nearby Wi-Fi helps the app to know the location
– Mobile networks: This provides the most accurate location

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In case any of these signals are weak, Google Maps can struggle to get a precise location. Now, let’s have a look at the methods to fix them.

Method 1: Manually calibrate the GPS
This is helpful when the Blue dot beam is wide or pointing in the wrong direction.

  1. Open Google Maps app on your Android smartphone
  2. Start making a figure 8 until the compass is calibrated
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Method 2: Turn on High-accuracy mode

  1. Head to ‘Settings’ on your Android smartphone
  2. Go to the ‘Location’ option
  3. Turn of the Location services using the toggle at the top
  4. Now, head to the Mode and choose ‘High-accuracy’ option

Method 3: Connecting to a Wi-Fi network or checking the network single might also help in boosting the location accuracy.