1. paulesanderson

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    my ipad mini shows the wrong location when i am in the house but outside it recognizes the correct location why is that?
     
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    Are you in the Maps app or using Find My iPad? In other words, in which app are you that shows the inaccurate location? And, does your iPad have 3G or is it WiFi-only?

    If we know a few more specifics, we should be able to help answer the question. Thanks.

    Marilyn

    P.S.. I deleted your other thread you started today on this same topic. Making more than one post not only fragments the conversation and makes it hard to follow - it's against the forum rules. Please keep any follow-ups, discussion or updates on this topic to this thread; do not start another. Thanks for your understanding.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
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    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
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    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
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    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
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    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!
     
  5. paulesanderson

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    It is the maps app I only have the wi-fi thanks for the heads up regarding the forum rules looking forward to some help
     
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    When you check your Map outside, are you still connected to your wi-fi service in the house?

    Anyway, it's probably because your wi-fi service in the house is not registered (or incorrectly registered) in Apple's map database. When you step outside the iPad can probably see other wi-fi networks, and uses them to triangulate your location. A wi-fi only iPad is never terribly accurate with it's location data. If you're within a block, you're doing about as well as can be expected.

    To fix it, all I can recommend is having a friend with an iPhone or wi-fi + cellular iPad visit you a few times, and check his/her location in Maps. This will send anonymous data to Apple coupling your wi-fi hotspot with a GPS location. Eventually that should work itself into the map data and fix the problem.

    I'd recommend using the Report a Problem link in the Maps app, but I don't believe they have an option for correcting wi-fi location data.
     
  7. paulesanderson

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    Thanks for the tip I will be attempting that really soon
     
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    Good luck. Please let us know if/when it works, or not.
     
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