Finding your location (where am I?)
When started, Yandex.Navigator automatically finds your location and marks it with the marker.
If this point is beyond the displayed map or wasn't detected, the map displays the button.
Tap this button to find your current location.
If your precise location isn't found, the icon is displayed in a green circle. The larger the circle, the less precise your location is.
You can choose a marker for your location:
Tap Menu .
Go to Settings → Cursor.
Choose an icon from the list.
Available icons may differ depending on the country and the region.
What to do if Yandex.Navigator doesn't find your location
It's possible that the "Share my location" function isn't enabled on your device. To turn it on:
- Android 4.3 and earlier: in the menuUsing GPS. , select
- Android 4.4 and later: in the menu Using all sources or Using GPS. , select
In the Location Services. If these settings are enabled, then check to see whether something is blocking the GPS signal reception (such as a car roof).menu, turn on
What to do if Yandex.Navigator doesn't find your precise location
- Install the official version of the operating system
Many unofficial operating system versions have been insufficiently tested, and GPS modules sometimes report inaccurate information when running on this software.
- Enable location detection (GPS)
If the “location services” setting was disabled, enable it. When cold booting GPS modules, it can take from 10─15 minutes to several hours to determine locations accurately. Your phone must be in an open area during this process (not sitting in a garage or apartment).
It is best to always keep “location services” enabled, since this will noticeably reduce the amount of time it takes to search for satellites when running apps that rely on your GPS.
If necessary, you can prevent certain applications from using this function (in the operating system settings).
- Enable accurate location detection
Enable location services based on satellite data, cellular data, and Wi-Fi.
All other location modes (for example, that rely only on either satellite or Wi-Fi data) do not accurately detect your location and are not suitable for navigation apps.
- Enable mobile internet
- Turn on cellular data. Make sure that the balance on your account is positive and that you do have access to mobile internet (for example, try loading a site in your browser).
- If your mobile internet is disconnected, Navigator will not be able to:
download up-to-date data about the orbits of GPS satellites
replot a route if better alternatives become available
find out about the latest road events
show an updated map of your location
provide you with a detour route around traffic jams
search for intermediary points
- Turn off power-save mode on your phone
Most power-save modes don't allow you to determine your location.
- Ensure that you have access to a GPS signal
Place your phone on the dashboard of your car under the windshield. Any barrier (car roof, thick foliage, multi-story buildings) will reduce the quality of the GPS signal (and can block it completely). Your phone needs to see the open sky!
If you drive into a tunnel, you will lose your GPS signal. Yandex.Navigator will continue directing you along your route, but your location will not be detected as precisely.
If the settings detailed above did not help, do one of the following:
Turn off Yandex.Navigator completely so that it's not even on in the background. It is not enough to exit the app by taping the Back or Home buttons. You need to open the view that shows you all of the running apps and swipe away the Navigator window.
Launch Yandex.Navigator again.
Turn on “Airplane mode” for 15─20 seconds, and then turn it off.
Reboot your smartphone. Launch Yandex.Navigator.