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Maps Location not working

Discussion in 'iPad 4 Forum' started by Kuau, Feb 3, 2013.

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    I have a 16GB wifi only iPad and having problems with maps and my current location.
    I just moved from Colorado where it was working fine to Virginia where my iPad still thinks its in Colorado.
    Even in safari when I go to maps.google.com it asks me to use current location and I answer yes, it still thinks I'm in Colorado.

    Any advice?
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    Try reseting the Ipad by pressing the home and off button at the same time until you see the apple logo on the screen

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    I tried resetting my iPad, now when I starts maps I got the cannot determine location message. So it thinks I am still in Colorado
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    Remove the Map App. and reinstall it.
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    I don't think it's an issue with the maps app because if I use safari and go to maps.google.com I have the same problem.
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    Not sure what the iPad uses for it's GPS wonder if it can be updated.
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    I don't believe there is a functioning GPS receiver in the WiFi only iPad. It uses crowdsourcing and other things to determine location. Go into a couple of different places with hotspots in the area an it should sort itself out. If you're not in a place where there is Wifi available it can't determine where it is. There are some addon GPS receivers available.

    iPad 1 WiFi/3G 32 GB, iPad 4 WiFi 64 GB
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    The WiFi only iPad determines it's location by triangulating nearby WiFi hotspots. If there aren't enough hotspots in the area, the iPad cannot determine its location.

    Here's a thread that more clearly explains it.http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-2-forum/21905-location-wifi-only.html

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