iPad mini Geotagging on Wifi iPad Mini??

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  1. DMB1, Jan 7, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2012
    Got my Ipad Mini for Christmas and absolutely love it.

    But I have a query, I was out the other night and I decided to take a photo, thinking nothing of it today I was checking "places" in my photo album and it had the exact location of where the photo was taken. I was in a place with no wifi and I had it switched off regardless.

    Does any one know how the mini knew the location of the photo without an internet connection?

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2011
    You cannot since you don't have the lte chip

    So wifi or no tagging
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2012
    Like i said in my original post, I have taken photos on my ipad mini without being connected to wifi and when you go to places in your photo album, it knows the exact location the photo was taken.
  4. macrumors member


    Jul 16, 2012
    Providence, RI
    It does this for me on both my iPad 3 and mini too
  5. macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    Try again, without GPS it does not know the exact location the photo was taken.
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2012
    I have taken 5 photos without being connected to the Internet all in different locations. Each time it has given me an extremely accurate location on my places folder in photos
  7. macrumors 68040


    May 10, 2010
    Even with wifi only a rough geotagging works. How exactly I also don't fully understand; the MAC adresses are involved. My home wifi only iPad3 shows exact where I live. I really don't like and remove all geotags before posting to Facebook.

    Some article I just found might start to help to understand.


    And finally skynet, I mean skyhook http://www.skyhookwireless.com/

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