Location Services not working when using Personal Hotspot?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by VSG, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. VSG macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2014
    Hi there!

    I just noticed that I don't get any updates regarding weather information on Yosemite's Notification Center (10.10.2) and the "My Location"-button in Maps is grey and not blue.

    Usually I use my MBA Mid-2013 at home and everything worked fine, right now I'm on a business trip and using it while my iPad created a Personal Hotspot. Might that be the cause for Location Services to fail? There are no other Wi-Fi-networks around here, so the MBA can't find any besides my hotspot.

    Can anyone confirm this? Or test it?
    Thanks in advance and best regards!
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I know it needs to be on wifi for location services to work, so what you are saying makes sense that it would not work when tethered like that.
  3. VSG thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2014
    Ok, thanks!
    I'll keep it in mind to check when I return from my trip.

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