Acquiring GPS Satellite Signals

Before you can use GPS navigation features, you must acquire satellite signals.

When you turn on your navigation device, the GPS receiver must collect satellite data and establish the current location. The time required to acquire satellite signals varies based on several factors, including how far you are from the location where you last used your navigation device, whether you have a clear view of the sky, and how long it has been since you last used your navigation device. The first time you turn on your navigation device, it may take several minutes to acquire satellite signals.

  1. Turn on the device.
  2. Wait while the device locates satellites.

    It may take up to 60 seconds to acquire satellite signals.

  3. If necessary, go to an open area, away from tall buildings and trees.
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