iPad 2 can't determine location

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  1. Flake macrumors regular

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    all of a sudden, in Maps, I always get a pop-up that says 'cannot determine location'. this didn't happen when I first go it. so now I can't use it to find directions from place to place, and Find my iPad won't work either. what happened..? :confused: I never changed anything, Location services is on in Settings. also it's a wi-fi only model.
     
  2. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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  3. Flake thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. krnboy503 macrumors regular

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    Turn it off and back on.
    That will fix the problem.
     
  5. stanleyboy macrumors regular

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    My wifi only ipad2 done the same thing when I first purchased it for about a week, but now it's sorted its self out and have no problems with it
     
  6. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    Find my iPhone/iPad will only work on 3G versions of them, unless they are connected to a Wifi network, it will work.
     
  7. Flake thread starter macrumors regular

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    still not working for me.. :(
    is it the wi-fi network maybe?
    the "Cannot determine location" pops up first thing when I open Maps.
     
  8. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    This is really unusual, location services should work when connected to a Wi-Fi network. I would advise you to turn Wi-Fi off and on again on iPad settings, then check your internet connection to see if you have an active connection.

    Turn location services on and off again in settings and make sure it is on next to Maps.

    If you're near another Wi-Fi hotspot, connect to there and see if it works, if the issue still persists go to an Apple genius bar to resolve the issue. Also, make sure to update to the latest software version (currently 4.3.2).
     
  9. Kupp macrumors regular

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    Check your settings you might have something disabled that doesn't allow your device to reveal it's location.
     
  10. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    When In doubt C4!, no but seriously when worst comes to worse restore.
     
  11. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    Or... TNT!
     
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  13. kory108 macrumors newbie

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    I also experienced this issue for the first week or so owning my iPad, but it seems to have resolved itself over time. No idea what the original cause of the issue was.
     

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