OnePlus Nord represented the company’s new trajectory, offering capable devices that despite not spotting the top-tier Qualcomm 800-series chip, still offer a decent Android experience.

The device launched with Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 out of the box and earlier reports hinted at a November 2020 release date.

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OnePlus Nord

Of course, that was never to be, especially bearing in mind OnePlus’ struggle with bugs and issues in its Android 11-based OxygenOS 11.

Fast forward to early March 2021 and despite a few mishaps around the initial rollout, the company managed to deliver stable Android 11 to these device owners.

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Now, it is coming to light that these OnePlus Nord devices have a pretty critical issue after the update to Android 11-based OxygenOS 11.

A section of OnePlus Nord users are reporting issues with the device’s GPS system which reportedly results in widely inaccurate location data.

Since I have updated to Android 11 I am having this odd GPS Issue where it takes a while to find my location. It usually puts me 500m-1km from where I am then takes up to minute to pinpoint me. If I restart my phone, it seems to fix it most of the time and then it will be OK for half a day and then the issue will start again. Anyone else having an issue like this, or any GPS issues?


I use maps (Google maps) a lot. But today when I updated my OnePlus Nord to OxygenOS 11 (stable – from OTA), my location is not accurate. It keeps jumping 300-400 meters from my exact location. I tried clearing data of the app, restarting my phone etc. Please fix this ASAP. Thanks

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I have had a GPS problem on my OnePlus Nord since updating to Android 11. My GPS seems to not be very accurate, whenever I open an app that uses a map it puts my position quite far away and then moves towards my approximate location and then start to drift a bit.

These reports have been slowly trickling in (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8) which leads us to believe that it doesn’t affect all OnePlus Nord users, only a sizable section of them.

At the time of writing, OnePlus was yet to acknowledge this issue and there doesn’t seem to be a viable workaround just yet.

OnePlus Nord

That said, we shall continue to keep an eye on this and update as and when we get more info so stay tuned. You can also check out our dedicated OxygenOS 11 bug tracker for these and more.

NOTE: We have these and more OnePlus stories in our dedicated OnePlus section so stay tuned.

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