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    Phone showing wrong GPS location, phone hacked?

    My Samsung S3 has been showing the wrong location on the weather widget and also in Google maps when I specify it to show my location. I live in Canada and it has been showing a town in Singapore called Toa payoh new town. Could my phone of been compromised somehow? Is it possible an app I've downloaded could be leaking my location or even someone using my internet connection abroad? Any ideas to solve this? I've download a few malware detectors and have AVG to scan for viruses with nothing found yet.. Any help would be great!

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    I doubt it. Go to settings. Turn on location reporting, GPS, all that stuff. Reboot, wall outside in clear view of the sky, and let the GPS do its thing. If you can't go outside, connect to a WiFi. That will help lock you in.
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    Welcome to the forum. I agree with spodoc. Especially if you've only downloaded apps from Google or Amazon.
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    Sometimes it may take 30 minutes or so to get a good lock but once you do you should be all set

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