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Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by Sharkbite123, Mar 20, 2013.

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    Hi guys I have a serious prob. My iPad3 (16gb, wifi) CANNOT find my location, be it maps, apps or even google. I've tried everything i know, switching on location services in settings too! I've even rebooted several times. I remember though, about a month after I bought it (August 2012) it was fine. Siri could find my location and all. But now, NO, Siri, maps, whatever can't get my location. I'm desperate for help, so I really appreciate answers, thanks in advance...
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    If you do not have the 4G/LTE version you have no GPS functionality and it will never determine where you are located unless you are sitting within reach of a WiFi router the location of which is known to Apple.
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    Yes intact, I'm always connected to a high speed Internet. Any help?
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    I have the same issue!
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    I hope there is a way to solve this..
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    I suspect that you need a GPS faker app. They exist on the android side so I guess they exist in the apple universe
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    Just confirmed that they exist. Don't know how well they work as all my I devices have a real GPS radio
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    Where can I get it from?
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    Yeah I get it, thanks. But my location won't change when I move, will it?
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    I have iPad 3, 32gb, Wi-Fi only and haven't had a problem with location services. Obviously, I have to have Wi-Fi access. Have you updated the IOS to the latest? I am in the UK.
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    Yeah it is. It used to work, but now no more...
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    It's in iOS 6.1
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    I did see some info on this here on the Forum.....sorry I can't find it right now but the answer was to get a friend who has a 3G/4G device to visit you and use the location service on their iPhone/iPad. This info is then relayed to apple and will eventually help you with your location services.

    This link may come in handy too

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4995
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    Thanks, it worked! I tried it awhile on maps, but it kept refreshing the searching icon... Frustrated, I clicked home button, and launched maps again. My wifi signal went off and on suddenly. Then maps found my location. Hope it'll last, thanks!
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    Oh no, it's gone again! It can't work now!
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    This thing sucks, it won't work!
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    Did you try the solution that worked before?
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    Yeah, I rebooted my iPad nearly 5 times. It worked like 10 mins, then no more... Anyone has suggestions?
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    Sometimes, it doesnt work. I experienced that a looooot of times already. And the following days or weeks, it's okay again.

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