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GPS needs to be activated?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by banders, Aug 22, 2011.

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    Hello, I have purchased a brand new iPad 32G 3G and everything seems to work just fine and it detects that a SIM card is required so 3G seems to available. However, I cannot get the GPS to start at all and to my understanding an GPS should be built-in in the 3G version so no SIM-card should be necessary.

    Is that correct and it is most likely a hardware problem as the GPS should work just like that or do I somehow need to activate it before it can be used by the applications? :confused:
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    You do not need to activate 3G to use GPS. But check that you've set...

    'Settings', 'General', 'Location Services' -> 'On' and choose the apps that you want to allow to use GPS.

    Tim
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    Cool, I did not have a clue that you needed to activate the Apps but now it works just fine. Thanks!
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    Great to hear - have fun with your iPad....

    Tim

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