iOS 5 location services Problem

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Macgeeza, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    After updating my iPhone 4 to ios5 I seem to have a problem with location services, all the slider switches are stuck so I can't turn location services on or off and I can't select which apps have it turned on or off.

    I have restored the phone about three times to try and fix this but everytime it's the same problem.

    Has anyone else had this problem or do you know what I should do to fix it please.

    Thanks
     
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks like i am the only one having this problem then?,
    Could there be something I need to change in the settings?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks like I am just going to have to wait until apple releases an update to ios5 and hopefully that will fix it, I don't see an option to download the software again and start a fresh cos when I plug my phone into iTunes it just says my software is up to date?.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Update, if anyone is interested?

    I reset all settings on my phone and this seems to sort it out, but now my phone is like a new phone so i have lost all connection setting like wifi etc. arrgh!, its so annoying.

    Looks like i am gonna have to go through and set up my phone again manually,
    Great!, thanks apple *sarcasm*
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I may be a bit late to your party to help out, but since hindsight will prove valuable sometime else, I'll speak up. It seems to me that you have your location services being blocked from being changed with a pass code. You can change that by going to Settings> General> (enter code if enabled) Restrictions> Location...make changes to it here.
     
  6. Samgoddard, Oct 17, 2011
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    macrumors newbie

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    iPad location service failure

    Hey mac. I have same issue but with iPad. Any suggestions for me? My iphone4s works fine. iPad can't find me on any app
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Same goes as I stated above. Follow the suggestion I posted, see if that helps? That's the thing I discovered.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you!
    Thats so good it is now fixed by doing what you said and i don't have to put in all my settings again. Yay!

    I went to restrictions then in the locations part my phone was set to "Don't allow changes", i changed that to "Allow Changes" and now it all works fine.

    Thanks again for helping me :)
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Glad I could help! This seemed a bit odd to me at first, but think its done solely as a way to prevent someone from disabling the "find my iPhone" option if you loose it or it gets stolen.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I have updated my iPhone 4 to ios5 and seem to have a problem with location services, all the slider switches are stuck so I can't turn location services on or off and I can't select which apps have it turned on or off.

    I had read some problems like mine too. And there was a reply considering the use of the restriction code. But my problem is, I forgot my restriction passcode. And i just dont know what to do, please help me :( Thankyou!
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    Restore iOS and don't do it from a backup,theres no way around it I think.
     
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    Thank You

    Originally Posted by BmoreDrumGuy
    I may be a bit late to your party to help out, but since hindsight will prove valuable sometime else, I'll speak up. It seems to me that you have your location services being blocked from being changed with a pass code. You can change that by going to Settings> General> (enter code if enabled) Restrictions> Location...make changes to it here.


    Thank you Bmoreguy!! I gave up trying to fix this several times.
     

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