iPhone 11 Users Complain of GPS Issues, Strava Blames Apple

Numerous reports about iPhone 11 keep surfacing. Some of the users are reporting that iPhone 11 GPS is having trouble working with the Strava app and also other apps like Waze. A Strava user took to Reddit and started a thread that spoke at length about the GPS problem.

In the meantime, Strava developers have responded and blamed the iPhone 11 Pro GPS. Here is what the Strava user had to say,

I’m an athlete and have tracked my data with Apple Watch since the 0, used a Garmin Edge for my bike and my iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, and now iPhone 11 Pro to track my runs with the Strava app. Ever since I got the 11 Pro a month ago, my Strava activities had me pacing much faster. My friends thought it was a fluke as did I. That is until I started investigating my data deeply.

He is apparently working with Strava and the latter is saying that iPhone 11 Pro is not tracking horizontal data accurately. Furthermore, other users have reported a similar problem while using the Strava app with iPhone 11 Pro.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a way to test if it’s iOS 13 since that comes stock, the steel frame of the iPhone 11 Pro, perhaps a new antenna or GPS chip. I’ve tested every which way they asked, factory reset and clean installed iOS 13.2, 13.2.2, and 13.2.3. Ran with airplane mode on, wifi off, hopped skipped and jump to their requests. To date, my GPS activities are all over the place.”

Going by the above statement it seems like the OP has tried all the troubleshooting steps and yet the GPS issue persists. In other words, it seems more like an issue with hardware or perhaps in the way the GPS chip interacts with apps.

Other iPhone 11 Pro users are also reporting something similar to other apps.

Waze has been super screwy for me too lately on CarPlay with my 11 Pro Max. The speed jumps all over the place and the position is rarely accurate.

Some of the users have upgraded from an iPhone 8 to iPhone 11 Pro and faced a similar issue with GPS. Apparently, the location data is completely off and is appearing scrambled. At this point in time, it is not clear on whether the issue is affecting some of the apps or it is an issue with GPS. Are you facing any issues with GPS on your iPhone 11? Let us know in the comments below.

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