All iPads CH version iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by hermitman, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2008
    For other version of i device, changing international setting will affect region format, and change the google search URL to .xx for the local area. However, unfortunately, for the CH version i device, this is not the case. No matter which international setting I choose, I will only be prompt to for the search engine. This is an issue listed everywhere, but it seems apple cannot provide a good solution for some reason. I am hoping that someone here knows how to change to make it work.....

    many thanks
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2012
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2008
    I think it prompt me to the normal search page after I put it as address. What I mean in the post is that the "search" field of Safari will automatically use I could use the regular on Safari if I input the URL in the address field.:)

    BTW, what will the "ncr" do if I add it in the URL? Thanks in advance

  4. macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    The localisation of search results that google presents to you is based on where Google thinks you are located, and that depends on your IP address, which will depend on who provides your internet connection. While changing the localisation settings on the iPad will affect things like the keyboard layout, the date, time and currency formats and the system language, it will not make Google think you are somewhere you are not. There are other ways of making Google think you are somewhere you are not, but this is not something a simple system setting on an iPad can achieve.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2012
    Ncr is no country redirect

    I tested this with mine and it stayed on

    Which country are you in?
  6. macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2010
    Yes, good question. It's very strange that a Swiss iPad (CH) would redirect you to Chinese Google (CN).
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2008

    Here is how you will see what happens.

    Go to setting->international->region format. Pick Chinese->China

    Then open the Safari app. In the upper right search field, search something. You will see that Safari take you to, which does not exist, thus the page asks you to redirect to

    You can try use different region format, the search field will use the local respectively.


    Unfortunately, apple choose to use "CH" in the serial number of i device sold in China......

    EX: MD329CH is ipad 3


    I think region format will also change which URL the Safari search field use


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