HELP! My iPhone Maps GPS says I'm in Poland when I'm actually in New York.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2008
    New York
    iPhone 3G running on the latest software update (2.2).

    I got my iPhone on Thursday and the few times I tried out the Maps application, it worked fine and located where I was within a couple streets.

    However, today I just tried it again and apparently, my GPS location is
    Bliskowice, Poland. I'm in New York, USA. :confused: I could understand being a few streets/cities off target, but a different continent?

    I already disabled my WiFi and tried it again, and it's still coming up as Poland. Anyone know what might be going on?
  2. jlwillia macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    That's strange. is it a refurb? If so, maybe it was from Poland.

    Are you sure you're not in Poland?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2008
    New York
    Definitely not a refurb. Purchased for $199 at the AT&T store here in New York.
    The thing is, the Maps GPS worked fine previously. Only today when I tried it again did I see that it was locating me in Poland.
  4. Ding.Dong macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I think you're going to have to move to Poland. Sorry.
  5. jlwillia macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007

    Is there an apple store nearby? Do you have a different SIM card to try switching it out to see if that fixes the problem? If none of the above are viable options, try restoring the phone.
  6. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    Have you tried restoring the iPhone? Plug it into iTunes and then hit the restore button. That might fix it.

    I think it is possible that it might be messing the lat and long coordinates up by switching them.
  7. minik macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    The iPhone wants some Polish sausages?

    Is there a way to reset the Google Map (e.g. cache)?
  8. Ropie macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2007
    Polish joke #4

    Are you sure it's not being sarcastic about the number of Polish immigrants? They do that sometimes.
  9. jlwillia macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    No. Look at a Lat/Lon map. That would put him in the arctic ocean, no where near Poland.
  10. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    Well, I'm in Syracuse NY and my GPS agrees... Very strange. Genius nearby?
  11. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    Aug 7, 2006
    My Maps puts me in strange cities and countries all the time. It's just buggy.

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