Maps not showing correct location

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by philitup23, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. philitup23 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey, on the iPhone 3G S...when I go to maps, it shows that I'm currently in the water (which I'm not). Why is that happening and what should I do to fix it?
     
  2. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Go in the water and see if it shows you on land? :D
     
  3. bildio macrumors regular

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  4. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

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    are you on a cruise?

    but seriously, check to see if Location Services is turned on.
     
  5. philitup23 thread starter macrumors member

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    yea it's on...the location it's placing me is in the water but near where I am. On my iPhone 3G, it would show exactly where I am at all times
     
  6. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    Try turning off WiFi if it's on. Maybe it's misreading an access point near you. That's really all I can think of. If that's not it, just take it to the genius bar.
     
  7. philitup23 thread starter macrumors member

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  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You could try re-calibrating the GPS. Some other users have had success doing that. Search the threads.
     
  9. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Give it time and the gps dot should adjust itself
     
  10. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    If wifi is off, and the iPhone can't get a rough location estimate via triangulation, the gps lock-on can take a long while (possibly several minutes, worst case). This is especially true if the GPS hasn't been used in a while, if you've moved significantly since the last time it was used, or if you're using the iPhone GPS for the very first time.
     

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