3GS thinks it's somewhere else

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ReallyOldGuy, May 18, 2010.

  1. ReallyOldGuy macrumors regular

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    My iPhone 3GS when using Maps thinks it is about 3 miles from the correct location when i am at home. My Wifes 3GS is fine and both iPads are correct. Is there something i need to reset or clear?
     
  2. btcutter macrumors 6502

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    reset your network.
     
  3. ReallyOldGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Reset location warnings.

    Turn off 3G.

    Turn on wifi.

    Open Maps and it should find you.
     
  5. ReallyOldGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. However with 3 g and wi fi om it's goes back to the wrong location. ???
     
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    It's hard to go into the details, but supposedly there is an error in the locations for the 3G towers, which causes an error in triangulation. Turning off 3G fixes that. Why there hasn't been a fix for this is beyond me. Sometimes when you turn back on 3G maps works right from then on, but invariably it gets messed up again.
     
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  8. Greenman85 macrumors regular

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    sometimes the towers cannot get a good read, so it puts the marker exactly in between the towers closest to you.
     
  9. John T macrumors 68020

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    Absolutely! Usually happens when indoors or if the signal strength is low.
     
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    3 miles out? Consider yourself lucky. The other day it thought I was in Beijing! :eek:
     

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