Using location feature on wifi only iPad

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  1. sunny day

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    I have not been able to get the location feature on my iPad 2 to work. Or at least it appears not to work because any app that wants to use it never finds a location. Help!!!
     
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    Doh posted before coffee and cigarettes . Mind didn't see wifi only.
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  3. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    A WiFi-only iPad does not have GPS fitted because GPS and 3G share some of the same electronics on the iPad. The WiFi model 'attempts' to find its location if it's near a WiFi hotspot whose location is in a database of hotspot locations accessed by Apple but it can only do that very approximately and only, of course, when it's connected to a WiFi hotspot that's in that database.

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    Thanks. This was not really explained I'm anything I read. I knew it domes not have GPS but did not know that the hotspot needed to be on a database. Don't think my wireless router would fit that category lol!!!
     
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    It's perfectly possible to register your WiFi location. Just go here and fill in the details and you're done. It takes a while for the registration to become live, but there's no cost involved.

    Skyhook: How It Works > Submit Wi-Fi AP

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    Some one posted a link to Apple that stated they no longer use Skyhook. It was in one of the other wifi/location services threads.
     
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    Do you remember what they used?
     
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    I believe Apple has it's own service/database now.
     
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    Do you know how I could get to it or register my location?
     
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    Sorry, I'm not aware of any such option.
     

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