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Registered: ‎01-09-2011
My Device: blackberry bold 9700
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Blackberry bold 9700

Hello there,

Is there anyone out there who can help me? How can i activate the GPS function in my blackberry? there's no GPS icon in the home screen of my blackberry.

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Re: Blackberry bold 9700

The 9700 does have built-in GPS.


If you don't show BlackBerry Maps as an icon, check to see that it is installed at Options > Advanced > Applications. Look at the top right corner and check the Add-On applications.

If not intalled, use your BlackBerry browser to go to www.blackberry.com/maps and install it.


You can also use Google Maps... m.google.com/maps



To refresh the GPS:

On all model BlackBerrys, first make certain that you in an area of good signal coverage AND outside with a clear view of the sky in an open area of no tall buildings.

For GSM network devices, do this:
Click Options > Advanced > GPS > Menu > Refresh GPS.
Give it up to 10 minutes to refresh, and try 2-3 times in a row.
For the 9800 model:
1. On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.
2. Click Device > Location Settings.
3. Press the Menu key > Refresh GPS.

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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-09-2011
My Device: blackberry bold 9700

Re: Blackberry bold 9700

Thank you for your help. Thank you so much.

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