There are several factors that can affect location accuracy:
- Weather. As the radio signal travels between the ground and the satellites, bad weather such as rain, storms can cause a weaker signal, while sunny and cloudless weather will cause a better signal.
- Buildings. Since we live in cities full of tall buildings, this can affect the signal because buildings reflect signals.
- Capacities. We don’t hold our phone in our hand all the time. Most of the time we put it in a pocket or a bag, which can also reflect the signal. In this case, metal receptacles have the greatest impact on the signal.
- Our body. Yes, our body also absorbs the signal, if you are on a crowded bus or in a crowd, the signal can also be weakened.
- Metals. Metals can not only reflect the signal but also absorb it. So never put your mobile device where there is a lot of metal or electronics.
- Networking. Nowadays, most phones get their location information through the network. If the network is bad, you won’t be able to get location information quickly.
- GPS chip. If it is damaged, the phone can only get location information through the network, and the accuracy will be worse because of this.