How accurate is your iPhone GPS tracking?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by yipio, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. yipio macrumors newbie

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    OK my friend has an old gps enabled samsung phone bought more than two years ago and he's showing in the maps very accurately compare to me, on iphone 4 4.3.5. Maps showing that I am some 20m away from my real location. How is this possible?

    Please advice. Thanks.
     
  2. dqfayi macrumors regular

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    If i were you, i'll update the sofeware first.;)
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Something might be wrong with your phone then.
    All iphones I have used before 3G, 3GS and iphone 4 now showed my gps position very accuratelly within feet not miles away.
    Make sure you get gps signal and not inside a building and try it again.
    Also make sure location services are enabled.
     
  4. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

    jnpy!$4g3cwk

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    My 3GS is usually pretty accurate outside, although occasionally, it has up to about 1000 ft displacement at first, then corrects after 5-10 minutes. But, usually, it zeros in right away. Indoors is another matter. It is often offset by about 1 mile or so.
     

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