iphone GPS miles off!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by davidnssbm, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. davidnssbm macrumors regular

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    I have a 3G and recently when I've been doing directions from my current location (home) to somewhere else it's put my home MILES away! What the hell!

    And now when I try to do current location to test it it puts me on the free way :|
     
  2. draz macrumors 6502a

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    Jun 20, 2010
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    If you don't have a clear line of sight to the sky then you can sometimes have problems. I've noticed this myself since I got my 3G.

    The phone should by default put a point on the cell tower you are currently connected to, then look for a satellite for more pin-point location.

    But if you have it showing that you are not where are, you can try to move around a few dozen feet and see if it becomes a little more accurate to at least show you the cell tower. Or hold the phone to a window and then see what happens after a few seconds.

    It happens.... but it shouldn't happen ALL the time....
     
  3. infosprt macrumors regular

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    Temecula, CA
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    I don't know if this will help. It seems to work for me each time...

    When you want to get a good current location reading simply open the google maps program, wait a few seconds and then touch the arrow in the lower left corner of the map. Then in a few more seconds the map should jump to your present location.
     
  4. The DRis macrumors 6502

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    Oceanside, CA
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    My first 3G was good with the GPS. But when that one broke, and Apple replaced it, the replacement 3G was horrible. Just like you were describing. I could never get it to work. I just used it for a map. My iPhone 4 however is dead nuts on. I love it! So nice to have it back! And the compass feature is even better!
     

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