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  1. Jonnymacmac

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    How do I get my new ipad 3 with wifi only to set my location .I've done all the asked but still can,t get it to recognise my location.
     
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    A WiFi only iPad uses triangulation from nearby WiFi signals to arrive at a position. If there are not enough WiFi signals in the area, your iPad won't be able to fix your location.
     
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    Mine worked for several months. Now it will not. I did not move.
     
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    This is probably my problem as I live in a very remote area and mine is THE only WiFi. Just don"t understand why it worked for months and then just quit.
     
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    If you have friends with wi-fi + cellular iPads or iPhone, invite them over and have them use your network for a bit. This should (eventually) add your wi-fi network to Apple's database. It's the main way Apple gathers and keeps it's location database up to date.

    Having them sign-in/use the network is probably not necessary, but it might help.

    No idea why it worked earlier.
     
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    Will a Samsung phone work?
     
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    No. Apple collects anonymous location data (not tied to the device or person that sees it) from it's own devices. This is the primary method used to create the wi-fi information in their location database.

    There is no way for them to collect the data from an Android or other manufacturer's devices.
     
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    Your Samsung Galaxy S4 has a GPS. Your wi-fi only iPad does not.

    Most phone use AGPS. This works better when you have cell service or wi-fi, but it will still work without. Just a bit slower and slightly less accurate (depending on number of satellites visible).
     
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    Even an iPhone would work... But not a wifi only iPad.
     
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    Thank you
     

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