iPhone's Map gave me a completely wrong direction

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by hajime, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hi, I had an important meeting yesterday. As usual, I depended on Map to give me direction. It could be that there is a bug in iOS 10. While I was supposed to walk south from the starting point, Map told me that the destination was North. I walked for about 45 minutes and when I was supposed to reach the destination, the pointer pointed to a large field. I asked people. They told me that I went to a completely wrong direction.

    How come my iPhone gave me a completely wrong direction? Is it a bug with iOS 10?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Could be wrong location data. Could be something else. Usually might not be a bad idea to use another app like Google Maps to perhaps double-check on directions when dealing with a completely new area/location.
     
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  4. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I don't quite remember but I think Google Map also gave the wrong information. Problem with GPS?
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Or location data for that area.
     
  6. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    Bad luck OP.

    I used to use copilot in android, not yet downloaded for iphone as i bought a 16GB and not enough room with my apps and photos etc.

    Does sound like wrong data somewhere.

    Hope you can sort this as it would drive me nuts.
     
  7. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I recall that when I checked the location at home using my MBP, it gave the correct location. However, when I used the iPhone, it was another story.

    I got the location from a Meetup's event page. I recall clicking on the Map. Then, iPhone asked me if I wanted to use Map or Google Map. I used Map and it gave me the opposite direction. I think I also used Google Map and it gave me the wrong one as well. Sometimes the direction cursor also seemed to be confused by itself. It kept changing.
     

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