Some Galaxy S22 Ultra devices are said to be experiencing GPS navigation errors.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 series has had quite a few bugs since its launch. The Ultra version seems to be the hardest hit of the 3 versions. Before that, the large screen error affected the Exynos Galaxy S22 Ultra very early. To date, there have been some issues related to the camera and other features that have appeared on this model.
While the company has fixed most of those issues with software updates, some users have recently reported a new bug appearing on their machines. The message was shared on the official Samsung community forum about the GPS location error.
According to comments on a Samsung forum, the GPS function does not work on some Galaxy S22 Ultra devices. For some users, location and geolocation functions are not available in the first place. While for others, the function stops working a day or two after they set up the phone. Maps applications such as Google Maps cannot find GPS signals on the device.
It is not clear how many people are affected by this bug, but it seems that quite a few users are affected. While restarting the phone does get GPS working for some people, it doesn't. Meanwhile, some users find strange circumstances, namely GPS will work for a few hours after reboot and stop working again until reboot again. Even factory reset of the device did not solve the problem.
This is the latest in a series of issues affecting Samsung's new Galaxy flagships. Since there are quite a few applications that use GPS services, this can be considered a major error. The Korean company has not yet made any confirmations. What users can do is wait for Samsung to confirm and roll out a new software update to fix this situation.
In the meantime, if you're using a Galaxy S22 Ultra, you can open the Google Maps app to check if GPS is working for you. If not, check your permission settings to see if you allow location access to Maps and other apps. If everything is fine and GPS is still not working, wait until Samsung gives an explanation and update in the near future.