Glympse uses all the methods available on a mobile device to determine GPS coordinates. Occasionally, however, Glympse may not work as a result to the GPS losing connectivity. This can be due to weak cellular signals, inclement weather, or even physical obstructions like buildings or power lines that may obstruct GPS signals. Additionally, if Glympse detects that a phone's battery is getting low, it will disable location sharing to minimize battery consumption in order to avoid getting stranded without a functioning phone.
If you suspect that the Glympse app might be having difficulty for one of these reasons, here are a few things you can do to verify whether Glympse is working correctly on your phone so that your location is viewable by others.
- Include yourself, either by phone number or email address, on any new Glympse you wish to verify. You can also modify an existing active Glympse to include yourself. When you get the Glympse invite link, click it to view your location in Safari or Chrome. If the webpage displays your real-time path accurately, it is also sure that others can see the same.
- If you think that Glympse might not be accurately detecting your location, check your phone's Settings to make sure that GPS or Location Services are configured properly on your device and that Glympse has the necessary permissions to access your location.
- Also try launching a different location-enabled app, such as Google Maps, to see if it is able to get an accurate location fix.