iPad cannot locate

Discussion in 'iPad' started by shadyman, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. shadyman macrumors member

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    So, I finally sold my iPad Air 1 and got the second generation. Everything's fine so far, it barely lags compared to the previous generation.

    Anyways, I got a tiny problem. It's not able to locate.
    I tried everything. Clean iOS 9 install, rebooting etc.

    I did some research, and found that other people had similar issues. So, basically my wifi router is not registered in Apple's database.
    The weird part is that my Macbook is able to locate me. Don't they use the same technology for location? If it was my wifi router, my Macbook shouldn't be working either.
    My iPad is the wifi version.

    Does anybody have a clue what the problem might be? I'm kind of desperate and lost.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The wi-fi only models do not have the gps chip for location finding.
     
  3. shadyman thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm aware of that, but they're still able to locate my position via wifi. MacBooks do the same.
     
  4. digitalcuriosity macrumors regular

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    It should locate your WiFi iPad, my WiFi iPad 2&4 will locate.
     
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    If you have an iPhone and your data plan permits tethering over WiFi, try doing that for a little bit and then using Maps to locate yourself. The iPad will use the iPhone's GPS location as its own. This might maybe jump start things in terms of the iPad recognizing the location on it's own.
     
  6. digitalcuriosity macrumors regular

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    That should solve his problem.
     
  7. shadyman thread starter macrumors member

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    Just tried that. The iPad was able to locate my position. When I interrupted tethering, and tried location via wifi, it stopped working :/
     
  8. digitalcuriosity macrumors regular

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    Just how are you doing this tethering?
     
  9. PattyMc macrumors regular

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    Are you positive that you have location turned on (settings/privacy/location and then the individual apps checked) ?
     
  10. shadyman thread starter macrumors member

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    @digitalcuriosity I turned wifi off on both devices. Then I enabled tethering and connected the iPad to my iPhone.

    @PattyMc Yes, of course!
     

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