My GPS thinks I'm in Houston...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by googuse, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. googuse macrumors newbie

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    ...but I'm pretty sure I'm in Portland, OR.

    Anyone else having gps issues?
     
  2. whiteshadoww macrumors regular

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    Is that a sign you need to be there?

    I find the GPS weak. It lags but I have no major problems like you are experiencing.
     
  3. Beklim macrumors newbie

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  4. Aciddan macrumors member

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    Agree completely - windows XP with picasa has the same problem so unlikely to be iPhoto or Finder problem. I posted this on a new thread (didn't see this one when searching).

    -- Dan (posting from iPhone 3g 16g, black) =)
     
  5. RonFromOregon macrumors newbie

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    Both my wife and I are just outside Portland (Tualatin) and we both got new 3G iPhones today.

    We've having the same problem. GPS is putting us in Texas. It sounds like a different problem than the GeoTagging... It's not a hemisphere problem. It's a location problem.
     
  6. a27 macrumors regular

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    The only reason I opened this thread was to post a comment like yours.
    I now feel redundant and will be making a swift exit.

    Ciao!
     
  7. googuse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, it only seems to think I'm in Houston when i'm at home. It tracked me fine when driving around Portland yesterday.
     
  8. yoman macrumors 6502a

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    Turn off your wifi and see if that helps. It may be using a wifi signal with an incorrect location tag instead of your GPS.
     
  9. Aciddan macrumors member

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    I should clarify that in terms of GPS and google maps - I have not had any problems, my problems appear to be hemisphere-related (I'm in Australia) and given the fact that the coordinates would be exactly right if they were in South/East (rather than North/West), I'm darn sure that the problem I am experiencing is with the geotagging implementation.

    That said, I am accepting that others are having problems with their GPS in general (ie in terms of navigation etc.)

    -- Dan =)
     
  10. Kevrani macrumors newbie

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    My iPhone occasionally insists that I'm on the German-Swiss border, even though I'm certain I'm in South London.
     
  11. paulinhadrp macrumors member

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    Yeah... mine thinks I'm in Seattle, but I'm in Detroit.
    It seems to be ok when I use Google Maps... I think the problem is Location Services... only the applications (like Showtime) think I'm in Seattle.. my directions on Google Maps are fine.
     
  12. RonFromOregon macrumors newbie

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    I just spoke with someone at the "Genius Bar" at the Apple store in Tualatin. He said that it's a known problem in the Portland, Oregon area - an incompatibility with AT&T Edge and the iPhone 3G, and that the problem has been escalated. Turning off 3G puts me in the correct location, but that pretty much negates the reason for having a 3G iPhone.

    I hope Apple and AT&T work out the problem soon.
     
  13. marvel2 macrumors 6502

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    I have the same problem and I'm only a few miles from you.
     
  14. The General macrumors 601

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    My friend's thinks the same thing! He shes in Oregon.
     
  15. longofest Editor emeritus

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  16. i-John macrumors 6502a

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    The first time I tried it, I was in Downtown Boston (living in Texas). Closed out, then retried and it worked fine... and has been awesome since.
     
  17. ivan123 macrumors member

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  18. dwsolberg macrumors 6502a

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    Google Maps puts me in Pennsylvania

    I was in Pennsylvania for a few days, and now my phone insists I'm still there! (I've actually been back in Minneapolis for a few days now.)

    Wow -- it is 3G. I turned off 3G, the iPhone went back to EDGE, and now I have a glowing blue dot right over my house. Thanks for the info!!!
     
  19. Idashuman macrumors newbie

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    It's 2016 and this just started for me
     

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