iOS 5 GM and iPhone 3GS Location Reminders

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by eddiexhart, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. eddiexhart macrumors regular

    eddiexhart

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    So I was able to do the whole update to iOS 5 GM to my iPhone 3GS and it runs perfectly smooth. Now my question is, was the Location Reminders exclusive to the iPhone 4 & 4S? Because when I go to Reminders and create a new one and hit Remind Me, the whole Add Location isn't there. Anybody know? No show on the same for my iPad 2.
     
  2. EdwardSainsbury macrumors newbie

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    I found this too, my best guess is that the location services on the 3GS aren't as precise as that on the 4 and 4S.
     
  3. dportis47 macrumors newbie

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    This is some bull! WTH I can't get the location field either!!! :mad:
     
  4. sanford macrumors 65816

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    It's plenty accurate. I had a 4 and it was stolen, so went back to my 3GS. There's no noticeable difference in location services, other than using GPS drains the battery faster on a 3GS -- like everything does.

    My 3GS can show me what room of my house I'm in, and it's not a very large house.
     
  5. asmedegaardp macrumors newbie

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    Same thing here

    Was really looking forward to the location based reminders, but I to own a 3GS.
    As with you guys the location option is not there.
    This is BS indeed. The GPS in the 3GS is good enough to support this function!
    I can only conclude that Apple has done this to try a push people to buy a 4S.
    I like Apple´s products but stuff like this makes me want to run for the open source alternatives.
     
  6. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    It's not the level of precision that's the problem. It's that the cellular modem in the 3GS does not support the ability to send a callback to the processor upon a "large" regional change. This is how the iPhone 4 works. It has hardware dedicated to do this.
     
  7. pedrotez macrumors newbie

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    That might be true but the first iOS5 BETA version did have the location based reminders.

    I would go for some battery issues on that.
     
  8. i-Charly macrumors newbie

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