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What is up with map location on ipad2

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by zag, May 30, 2011.

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    I just recently purchased the ipad2 wifi it's not picking up map locations even with home wifi but my ipad1 is. -what's going on? Please help
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    Was your iPad1 a 3G model? Only 3G iPads have GPS, WiFi models rely on accessing a database of WiFi hotspot locations maintained by Apple.

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    No first one was just wifi don't even get the location triangle that comes up with the iPad maps
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    Check 'Settings', 'General', 'Location Services' -> 'On' and enable 'Maps' to determine your location.

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    Ok Tim gave that a go still not working
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    Did you register the location of your WiFi? I am wondering how your iPad1 is showing the location if it's WiFi only, unless you registered the WiFi in your home.

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    Lets try a more detailed list, just in case something got missed.

    1) iPad is on, connected to Wi-Fi, and can get to the internet (check a page in Safari to be sure).

    2) Settings > Location is turned on at the top, and when you scroll down to the Maps app, it is turned on there as well.

    3) Open the Maps app. The arrow icon should appear in the status bar to the left of the battery percentage. The arrow icon in the app should turn blue (tap on it if it does not, maybe more than once, it has a couple modes). Big blue circle around dot appears, and shrinks in several stages, and hopefully the map background downloads.

    If none of the happens reset the iPad and try again.

    Hold down the home and power buttons at the same time until the Apple logo appears. Ignore the power off slider if it appears. The iPad should reboot.

    If it still does not work, I can't think of why not. At the very least the arrow icons should show whether it can locate you or not. If they are not appearing that means the location services are not even trying to find you. A call to Apple may be in order.

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