Mobile App Problem Solving
The Time To Pet mobile app is designed to make it convenient for your staff to perform their tasks quickly and efficiently. As with any mobile app, there may be some troubleshooting that is required. This help doc will help you troubleshoot any issues that may come up along the way.
GPS Route Tracking
There are a number of things that can impact GPS tracking, such as the quality of the GPS chip in the phone, the location services accuracy setting on the phone, and real-world factors like tall buildings, bad weather, or other interference. There are a few things you can do to improve the performance of GPS tracking, though we cannot guarantee these steps will work, and you may need to actually reach out to your phone's carrier for assistance with this.
Ensure the "Use Low Accuracy GPS" option is switched OFF in the Time To Pet app.
- Make sure the device location services are turned on and allow precise tracking ( iPhone / Android )
- Close out any other applications running on the device, specifically those that may be using location services.
- Make sure you're not connected to a wifi network before the walk. It is ideal to turn off the phone's Wifi so the cellular connection does not cut in and out.
It's also important to note that while cell phone reception is a key factor for GPS route tracking, it's possible to experience poor GPS signals still, even when general cell reception seems strong and stable.
Also see: Troubleshooting GPS Issues - Android
App Unexpectedly Crashing
Here are the common solutions for having the app crash on you unexpectedly:
Run One Service At A Time
If events are running in the background, you’ll see this “Running” button in the App. Tap it to view all running services, and try to run only one service at a time.