GPS not working

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by spookme, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. spookme macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2009
    Hey I'm hoping someone can please help me.

    I can't get the "blue" dot to appear when using MAPS on my iphone....... NOW before someone posts a link or suggests searching, I have already and have tried the different suggestions. Everything from swithcing this off and that on to I think someone even suggested giving a "little tap"

    I just can't get it to work whatsoever and its really starting to get on my wick!!!. I'm still under contract so if it comes to it then I'm going to have to go into O2 to get the phone sent away. (nearest apple store is 60miles)

    Ayn suggestions would be great seems I want to make sure everything is running fine for 3.0 :)
  2. kAoTiX macrumors 6502


    Oct 14, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    Are you moving? Or are you stood there with your iPhone in your hand/or stationary in your car.

    I've found that the iPhone picks up your position a lot more quickly when you are moving (usually in a car). Other than that I don't think I've ever seen it pick me up when I'm stood there not moving. (not like a robot!)
  3. spookme thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2009
    Have tried everything.

    Stood Still, moved, moving, driving. left it out side in the garden.

    Just about sick and tired of it and if the new OS is going to use location based services then I really want it working. Maybe I just go to O2 and kick off with them get them to "send it away for repair"

    Unless someone can give me a contact number for Apple in the UK's customer service. PLZ
  4. svndmvn Guest

    Nov 6, 2007
    has it ever worked for you? Believe it or not it could be software related, it kind of doesn't work for me now, but I'm on a beta so I'm not worried. Try a restore before sending it in.
  5. spookme thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2009
    Cheers for your advice guys, Iver tried everything even resetting it back to new equipment and it just plain wont work.........

    Ive just spoken to the lovely people at Apple Support, can you do this can you please do that, can you stand on your head and rub your tummy........... yep sounds like its broken we send you a box, you send it back, we fix it or replace it and away you go....... unless you have an apple store locally?

    Nope, Im in the back of beyond some distance to my nearest apple store.

    Cheers for your help anyways guys and in answer to your question yeah it did work i just found it very useful.:apple:
  6. kAoTiX macrumors 6502


    Oct 14, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    Well good luck, hopefully its not jailbroken when you send it too them and hopefully they will repair/replace for you without any problems.

    Please update this thread when you get it returned to let us know the outcome.
  7. AgentOrange macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2004
  8. Zos007 macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2009
    iPhone GPS not working, I fixed mine

    iPhone 3G 2.2.1
    I tried a lot of recommendations from Internet but none of them worked for me.
    I had a feeling that the cause of my GPS failure was the probability that an application that uses GPS tracking may be the culprit.

    I had applications such as,
    Take me to my car
    Around me
    Free Wifi Finder

    I removed the above applications and then did a "Reset All Settings"
    Settings/General/Reset/Reset All Settings
    Don't worry, the above will not delete any data or applications.

    Since then my iPhone's GPS has been behaving itself.


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