Location finder on the touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by woodyman, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. woodyman macrumors newbie

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    Can someone please tell me why the location finder on the ipod touch doesn't work?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    It should work, but in less places than the iPhone, because it cannot use the cell towers, only WiFi locationing.
     
  3. davidy macrumors 6502

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    You have to have a good wifi connection for it to work.
     
  4. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Because the company providing that service can't index every network on earth right when it first starts. If you're using a newer wifi network, it might not be in their database yet. Either that or they haven't added the networks in your area into their system.
     
  5. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Home WiFi networks don't work with this Touch feature.
     
  6. maclovin' macrumors regular

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    They must work because I live in a small town in a residential area and the only WiFi that my touch can see is my own and it can locate me just fine.
     
  7. Resist macrumors 68030

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  8. BrownManUPS macrumors 6502a

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    Here is where they show the coverage of the wi-fi capability when it comes to location featuring. It shoudl work if you are within the coverage area.

    It also doesn't have every wi-fi hotspot/router up, so don't be surprised if it doesn't work 100% of the time.
     
  9. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Well no wonder it doesn't work for me, my city is not even covered. That sucks!
     
  10. davidy macrumors 6502

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    Mine does!
     
  11. richc71 macrumors newbie

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    I am finding that this only works for open networks ... or my home password protected network. I can find plenty of secure networks, but I can't get a location position off of these. Also, I can't get it to spit out directions for me. It gives me a route not found message.
     
  12. br1anc macrumors regular

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    yeah, ive had the same problem. me and my friend were in this coffee shop the other day and he had his iPhone and i had my Touch out and he went on maps and found his location but when i tried, it said "Your location could not be determined." my location finder has yet to work.
     

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