iPhone tethering gps fail

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by nashyo, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. nashyo

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    When tethered to my iPhone using Bluetooth, my iPad gps fails to locate me on google Map. iPhone itself has no problems. Anyone else experienced this? I have wifi only iPad. I share 3G with iPhone (which is awesome).
     
  2. Ipad007

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    it should work. ,aybe habe to change so,ethimg in the settings. or get an official external bt gps known to work with ipad. mthey are out there.
     
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    Are you using the 4.3.2 hotspot feature to tether, or are you using some other method?
     
  4. Rudinater

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    A great example of "It don't work, why?" question with zero information.

    No really how do you expect someone to answer your question, when you provide no information to work with.

    What Iphone do you have, what ver of software is on it?

    What tethering software are you using, what ver?

    What ver of software is on your Ipad, which ipad is it?

    This is basic information that would be very helpful to solve your problem.

    HELP US TO HELP YOU:eek:
     
  5. Pocobear

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    Amen bother, amen.
     
  6. nashyo

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    Ha. You should assume I have the latest everything. Your answer should be <answer> followed with "assuming you have the latest software/hardware/". The onus is on me to state my model/version only if I don't have the latest product.

    Considering that any given IT problem, or scientific investigation, is multilayered; your solution should start with a preliminary set of questions. An amateur is unlikely to know if software version is a factor in the problem/solution, and you know this.

    Therefore, to spend a portion of your day writing/complaining about an amateur not knowing as much as your speciality topic, suggests your big headed and very happy with your subset of specialist skills.

    You won't make many friends if you act this way.

    Regards
    Dr R. Nash (specialist in salmonella pathology)

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  7. Pocobear

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    Dr.nashyo,

    I have spent hours trying to help people solve problems, only to find out they forgot to mention things, like they were on ver. 3 of iOS and were trying to do things that only ver 4 of the iOS could do. We can not assume anything, as too many people still have older versions of iDevices and older versions of iOS out there. People trying to use an app that's not compatible with there version of the iOS.

    If someone brought you a sample to check the pathology of, wouldn't you want to know who and where it came from, and what to check for?

    Sorry your the one who's off base here.
     
  8. nashyo

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    Professional attitude

    You spent hours? Then you didn't say in your solutions first reply to those people <answer> followed with "assuming you have latest hardware/software". That would have nipped it in the bud.

    I would want to know a lot of background information about a diseased cell culture, if someone wanted me to screen it for a particular protein. But if I was talking to a patient, I wouldn't expect them to say "Hi Rob. My blood pressure is slightly lower than normal and my heart rate is tachycardia. My immune system is showing typical signs of salmonella invasion and judging from the severe cramps I'm suffering with, after only 3 days of returning from South Africa, it's likely to be a strain of Enteritidis.". The onus is on me to ask the patient such questions. Because the patient, is the amateur and wouldn't think to mention such things.

    My mate works in IT. He always has to ask preliminary questions like "have you got it plugged in". Professional IT people have to start from the start with their questioning.
     
  9. Hayles66

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    Guys! Stop quarrelling, we iPad lovers who aren't technically aware like you guys seem to be. We are just asking what is wrong and I think it's just using polite answers not listing everything that's missing to the question. You are all right but just answer nicely.
     
  10. Gabriel1

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    Hey Dr Nash, Poco and Rudi......you guys are all to cool for this......you don't want to be seen by the mods, who knows what will happen.....anyway, I can see all your points.

    Back to the thread, the wifi only iPad doesn't have GPS but I understand from other threads that it uses the the iPhones GPS when tethered (feel free to shoot me down on this as I'm no expert and have never been tethered.....not in public anyway). Either way even my non GPS iPad can do a good job of locating me on a map so something seems amiss here.

    The Archangel
     

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