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iPhone tethering gps fail

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

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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).
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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?
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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:
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    Amen bother, amen.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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    I'm pretty unimpressed by the direction this thread has taken returning to it this afternoon. Everyone please be respectful.

    The answer to your problem is to make the connection with the phone, then on the iPad go to "Settings > Wi-Fi > press the blue arrow next to your phone connection > Forget this Network". Once forgotten, reconnect to the network and the location will be sent through from the phone. This answer is correct based on the assumptions I am forced to make about your set-up.

    Hope that helps.
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    tough crowd!
    So I too have an IPad 1, WiFi only, iphone4 with tethering. Didn't look at the numbers but the last time they were updated was about a week ago. but forget all that.
    Does anyone know if it is possible to get the GPS signal to the iPad from the iPhone? Two pages of forum comments and that question hasn't been answered.
    If it is possible what is the criteria? Has anyone done it? When I try it seems to work, then it seems to go to the regular iPad wifi only method, then seems to work again. What is the best setup that anyone has had a good experience with? I am currently deciding whether to buy an iPad2 with 3G by testing with tethering now. The wifi is is OK but the GPS is not good.
    Simple question. Does anyone get great GPS response tethering?
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    It's not great. It updates location periodically through the phone. There is a YouTube video of it. Search YouTube with "gps tethering".
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    If you are looking to use your iPad for gps functions it would be best to just get a 3G iPad as it has the built in gps receiver. That is what I did. You do not even have to sign up for 3G service, but the gps receiver will work just fine. The other option is to buy one of the three external gps receivers that will work with a NONjail broken IPad. Each one costs about $100.00.

    So spend 129.00 more for a 3G ipag or 100 more for a ext gps that you have to remember to carry around with you. Your option.
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    Thanks for the replies! That was exactly what I needed to know.

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