iPhone Find my friends issue with location

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by ewoky101, May 16, 2015.

  1. ewoky101 macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2015
    Does find my friends ever wrongly put people in a place they were previously, say weeks ago? Is this a known glitch?
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    No, not in my experience using it.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It think it might show an older location initially at times until it retrieves a new one. Doesn't always happen, but I've seen it behave that way too.
  4. Gsmaniac macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2014
    I had this problem over a year ago. My friend moved countries but find friends would always place him at his old house for a good few minutes until it finally updated the current location. This happened for a good month.
  5. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Did your friend take a Wifi access point with him?

    The iPhone will use Wifi to locate you when GPS is not available. If a Wifi base station is moved, it may still be in Apple's database at the old location, so the device may think it's at that old location until it uses GPS.

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