Dec 23, 2022
How to get GPS working on GoPro
Quick GPS Tips
Make sure GPS is on
The single most important thing 👇
Turn on your GoPro.
From the main screen, swipe down (HERO11/10/9 Black, swipe left after swiping down) and tap [Preferences].
For HERO11 Black, scroll to [GPS] and turn GPS [On]. For HERO10/9 Black, scroll to [Regional], tap [GPS] and turn GPS [On].
Disable or avoid using QuickCapture
Using QuickCapture records zero or only a singular GPS location. Disable it to avoid inadvertently recording a stream without GPS. Nothing sucks as much as streaming your epic ride just to see your avatar stationary!
Have a clear view to the sky
Try and keep an open view to the sky from your GoPro. Especially important when turning on the GoPro to get the initial location fix. The GoPro GPS do not perform well under trees, dense foliage or indoors.
Turn on GoPro a few minutes before recording or streaming
Allow your GoPro to acquire a location fix before streaming. This usually takes a minute so try and switch on your GoPro a few minutes before you use it.
Update to the latest GoPro Firmware
Currently this is v2.01 released on the 14th of December 2022 (At time of writing). This is usually done via the GoPro Quik App but see here for more info - https://gopro.com/en/us/update/hero11-black
Keep GoPro Upright if possible
The GoPro GPS Antenna is located next to the On button. Keeping this as open as unobscured as possible will give you the best results.