How to get Google Maps distances in miles, not km (iPhone 2.2)?

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  1. thomasp macrumors 6502a

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    I've just updated my new iPhone to firmware 2.2 and can't seem to get the distances in Google Maps to a nice UK-friendly form of miles, rather than kilometres.

    I've checked that all the settings are set to UK in "International", but this doesn't seem to fix it. Can anyone help?


    Thanks :)
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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  3. thomasp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. All road-related stuff is imperial, and a few months ago, the EU ruling was overturned that prevents shops selling in metric, so now you can buy stuff in pounds & ounces again.

    If I were to change to non-UK English (which I assume is US), what differences will there be?
     
  4. .adam macrumors regular

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    I'm so glad we can ask for a quarter of strawberry bonbons again without being arrested.
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    But, but, pounds and ounces and miles just make no sense :(:confused::eek:

    Pretty soon you'll be way back in time with feet, inches and Fahrenheit like the Americans.

    Nooooooo......
     
  6. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    I agree our measurement suck... But good luck getting 300 million people to change... ha..ha.. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Differences between US and UK measurements? I think the only differences are on volumes. Such as gallons, liters, quarts, pints, ounces, and cups... thats all :rolleyes:
     
  8. thomasp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I meant differences on the iPhone, like how it operates or keyboard differences?
     
  9. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    oh.. probably minimal. your 'favourites' will become 'favorites'... that's probably about it. haha
     
  10. sadsack macrumors member

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    i have also noticed this. If you change the settings from UK to USA it goes to miles, which is no use to us.l looks like a bug
     
  11. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    I have kept my iPod Touch on 2.1 mainly because of this reason

    In 2.1 it used to give distances in what the country uses, now everything is set at what your home country is set to

    2.1 gave me

    UK in miles
    France in KM
    Australia KM
    US miles

    2.2 gives me all countries in KM
     
  12. TwiceNightly macrumors 6502

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    For gods sake, another misleading thread title :mad:

    I came in here as the thread title is "How to get Google Maps distances in miles, not km (iPhone 2.2)"

    Not

    "Does anyone know how to get Google Maps distances in miles, not km? (iPhone 2.2)"

    Sorry to be pedantic but your thread title is not a question :mad:
     
  13. Ish macrumors 68010

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  14. thomasp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If it makes you feel happier I have found a temporary solution - switch the language to US English.

    And I've added a ? to the thread title.
     
  15. Ish macrumors 68010

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  16. seeny macrumors regular

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    so not being able to display distances in miles is a bug :(
     
  17. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    A bug which still hasn't been fixed in 2.2.1! Hurry up Apple, get a move on fixing this! I have absolutely no idea how far things are in Google Maps now on my iPhone.
     
  18. DPA macrumors 65816

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    There are so many things that need to be fixed in the iPhoneOS, but it's still a great phone. Has anyone mentioned this to Apple by using this form?

    David
     
  19. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    I have given up waiting for an update to get this fixed and if I need directions to somewhere just use the google maps home page in safari

    It seems that when bugs only affect the uk they never get resolved
     
  20. timsutcliffe macrumors 6502

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    Feedback sent

    Quite a useful form that, thanks. I sent my feedback, and i'm sure lots of others have done the same. Hopefully it'll make a difference.

    It does seem to be a rather large oversight on Apple's part.
     
  21. DPA macrumors 65816

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    Not too many people know about the iPhone feedback form. I have had the link it since the original iPhone, bookmarked of course, but now it seems that Apple has removed the link of it off their website. The page still exists though.

    David
     

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