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Solve OBD car GPS tracker positioning / message / setting issues

Solve OBD car GPS tracker positioning / message / setting issues

By  Adeline Belluz 2018-04-16 6332 2

Read this post if your OBD car GPS tracker not locating your destination, your phone hasn't received message from the SIM card inserted in your ODB GPS tracking device, or don't know how to change message's language or the OBD tracker's time zone, etc.

It's easy to operate the OBD GPS tracker, just send message to the bind SIM card inserted in your car tracker to control the device and find your car. If you have problem in locating your car, continue reading this guide.

OBD GPS tracker

The OBD vehicle positioning device requires a SIM card to work. Thus, check if you have inserted a SIM card into the car tracker. If you have inserted a phone card into your OBD car tracker properly but it cannot locate, make sure that the SIM card has GPRS data and you could make a call with the card, or else, change another effective SIM card to fix position again.

OBD GPS tracker SIM card port

Change your phone to the local APN. Generally, the APN setting is in Wireless & Network. Use Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus 4G smartphone as an example, go to Settings - SIM cards & mobile networks in Network section, tap the SIM card name in SIM card settings, then you can see Access Point Names, choose a local APN or add new APN for your need.

how to change Android phone's APN

Place the OBD vehicle tracker at a place where your device can receive strong GPS signal (here is a reference for you: 8 Best ways to improve the accuracy of your GPS).

Be sure that the order message is correct. Just read its user manual carefully and check if the message is something wrong.

The OBD vehicle positioning device requires a SIM card to work. Thus, check if you have inserted a SIM card into the car tracker. If you have inserted a phone card into your OBD car tracker properly but it cannot locate, make sure that the SIM card has GPRS data and you could make a call with the card, or else, change another effective SIM card to fix position again.

OBD GPS tracker SIM card port

Change your phone to the local APN. Generally, the APN setting is in Wireless & Network. Use Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus 4G smartphone as an example, go to Settings - SIM cards & mobile networks in Network section, tap the SIM card name in SIM card settings, then you can see Access Point Names, choose a local APN or add new APN for your need.

change APN of Android phone

Place the OBD vehicle tracker at a place where your device can receive strong GPS signal (here is a reference for you: 8 Best ways to improve the accuracy of your GPS).

If the car tracker doesn't locate after trying above solutions, you could send "FORMAT" message instruction to the SIM card inside the OBD vehicle tracker to restore it to factory settings.

Change the SIM card's APN to the local APN. Use Xiaomi smartphone as an example, go to Settings - SIM cards & mobile networks, tap the SIM card name in SIM card settings and you will see Access Point Names, choose a local APN or add new APN for your need.

change SIM card's APN to the local APN

The account of your OBD tracker is the device's ID. Check the GPS tracking device, you will see a sticker and there is an ID on it.

The original password of OBD car GPS tracker is 123456.

You cannot change a time zone by yourself. Please provide your ID and password to the seller to set the time zone.

For Gearbest customers: If you've purchased the OBD car GPS tracker from us and still have problem after using the firmware, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Just fill in the ticket with your questions at our Support Center and send it to us. We will do our best to deal with your problem as soon as possible. We are always happy to help.


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