GPS 50 Miles off

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kentishboy, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. kentishboy macrumors newbie

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    #1
    My iphone 3G which was working fine now has the circle in maps to a radius of 50 miles. I have a chip by the headphone port which has removed a bit of metal.
    I can only get assisted GPS Not full GPS In apps like TomTom or NavFree
     
  2. apmorency, Sep 1, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2011

    apmorency macrumors regular

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    And....

    If your antenna is screwed, you need to have it repaired. Otherwise, without knowing what kind of environment you use it in, there's not much to suggest other than make sure it has enough exposure to the sky to receive signal from as many satellites as possible.
     
  3. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Accurate GPS is dependent on a lot of things, most importantly an unobstructed view of the sky where the satellites are currently at. Most everything interferes with the signal (leaves, buildings, coated glass, etc.).
     
  4. kentishboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was in a completely open field to try and test it that didnt work so i assume its my antenna
     

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