Nokia 5800 XpressMusic - Tips on creating a GPS connection

Check satellite signal status

To check how many satellites your device has found, and whether your device is receiving satellite signals, select Menu > Applications > Location and GPS data > Options > Satellite status.

If your device has found satellites, a bar for each satellite is shown in the satellite info view. The longer the bar, the stronger the satellite signal. When your device has received enough data from the satellite signal to calculate your location, the bar colour changes.

To view the positions of found satellites, select Chg. view.

Initially your device must receive signals from at least four satellites to be able to calculate your location. When the initial calculation has been made, it may be possible to continue calculating your location with three satellites. However, the accuracy is generally better when more satellites are found.

If no satellite signal can be found, consider the following:

  • If you are indoors, go outdoors to receive a better signal.

  • If you are outdoors, move to a more open space.

  • Ensure that your hand does not cover the GPS antenna of your device.

  • If the weather conditions are bad, the signal strength may be affected.

  • Some vehicles have tinted (athermic) windows, which may block the satellite signals.