Maps Not Finding Location

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  1. HowieGmd macrumors newbie

    HowieGmd

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    I have a new IMAC with High Sierra.I've noticed that maps cannot give me my location.I was with Apple about 3 hours total yesterday and ended up capturing files and screen shots and sending to Apple.Problem persists today.They mentioned it could be my WiFi.I am a NEWBIE so I need your help if anyone knows whats up?Since SIRI is related to what maps do ,the app won't give location either.
     
  2. scrapesleon macrumors 6502a

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    Same problem is happening on my MacBook didn’t complain to Apple about it but it’s good to see I’m not the only one with the problem
     
  3. HowieGmd thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. MAlexB macrumors member

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    Use your iDevice for tethering internet access to the iMac via WiFi, this should solve your problem (and the location should be saved from then on).
     
  5. scrapesleon macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it’s on High Sierra that’s when it started happening
    --- Post Merged, Nov 10, 2017 ---
    What do you mean? Explain more
     
  6. HowieGmd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And how would one do this?please explain to a newbie?
     
  7. hwojtek macrumors 65816

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    Fire up "Personal hotspot" on your iPhone, look for a wifi network named as your iPhone on the iMac.
     
  8. HowieGmd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I pound iPhone on my make-it connects but never asks for password.when connected location still does not work on maps
     
  9. hwojtek macrumors 65816

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    What lists in your "Security & Privacy" preference pane on the "Privacy" tab in the "Location Services" section?
     
  10. HowieGmd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    we've been through all that w apple-everything checks out-it must be their server since both the iMac and MacBook Pro react the same
     
  11. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Hmmm...
    Open your System Preferences, then Date & Time.
    Make sure that "Set Time & Date automatically" is selected, then click the Time Zone tab.
    Make sure that "Set time zone automatically using current location" is selected. That pane should show animation dropping a pin on your approximate location, listing your closest city under the Time zone entry (which should ALSO be your correct time zone.)
     
  12. scrapesleon macrumors 6502a

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    It show the location where I am but still not in maps or when using Siri
     
  13. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    If you open Maps, then press Command + L --- what happens?
    That should do exactly the same as when you click on the current location indicator (looks like an arrow point) in the Maps window menubar.
    Slide the map so the present visible image is out of sight, then return to your location by pressing the location arrow icon again.
    What happens? If the map moves to some position - is it the same location as when pressing command + L ?
    And, what is THAT location, compared to where you are actually located right now?
     

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