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gbf

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Anyone have any ideas as to why the geotagging was taken away or isn’t working?
 

gbf

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Since I updated to iOS 14 it stopped working. First on my SE and now on my 12 pro. No it’s on.
 

PieTunes

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There’s definitely some sort of bug going on. When scrolling through photos on the iPhone, the geotagging above each photo shows properly on all photos until September 16, which coincidentally was also the day I installed the just released iOS 14.

Of the hundreds of photos taken since then, maybe no more than half a dozen have a tag but only for Home and it’s random as to why just a few. I know the data is there because the Photos app on my iMac and MacBook Pro show everything correctly, so it’s likely a bug related to iOS 14.
 

gbf

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But us idiots will keep buying apple products and be unpaid/uncompensated beta testers...

that’s all we are.
 

edhchoe

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Mine is working.
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PieTunes

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My map is working fine when you look at places. Zooming in and out of locations shows the places of photos I've taken, the issue is when you look at your individual photos, up at the top you are supposed to see the geotag. Since updating to iOS 14, photos just show the date and time. So the GPS data is correctly embedded in each photo, and the places maps show them, but looking at your library of individual photos does not show the tag at the top.
 
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edhchoe

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My map is working fine when you look at places. Zooming in and out of locations shows the places of photos I've taken, the issue is when you look at your individual photos, up at the top you are supposed to see the geotag. Since updating to iOS 14, photos just show the date and time. So the GPS data is correctly embedded in each photo, and the places maps show them, but looking at your library of individual photos does not show the tag at the top.
My pictures have “Home” and time stamp. I have not taken pictures outside of the house yet.

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tomtattoo

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I can confirm the missing tags above the single photos. Worked flawlessly from iphone 5 till ios 13.x or 14.
It´s horrible. Missing it a lot.
 

gbf

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My maps work as well just above the picture to location. Sucks
 

Nozuka

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Never shows the location directly on the picture on my phone... not even on old pictures.
But it shows the location of a group of pictures.

Location services are enabled for the camera
 

gbf

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I always had the exact location right above my picture.
 

Nozuka

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Oh never mind. It shows the location if i "scroll down" on the picture. (or swipe the picture upwards... what ever you wanna call it)
 

gbf

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Wait. You are right. If you swipe up there is the exact location. Stupid change but is there.
 

PieTunes

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Looks like this issue has been resolved in the iOS 14.2 update that came out today. All my photos taken since day one install of iOS 14 now show the geotags properly within the Photos app.
 

C DM

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Supposedly there were some changes related to this sort of thing in iOS 14.2, based on another thread:
 

gbf

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Yeah mine are back. They aren’t as precise as they used to be. They used to be spot on with the street but they are close enough with towns. Thank you Apple :)
 

s2art

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I have an interesting situation. Using the new Apple RAW format I have no geo-tags. Yet using ProCamera and their DNG format does give me geo-tags.
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I only get geo-tags with the 3rd party app in raw
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further investigation reveals that after the 14.3 update the geotagging feature stopped working with the default camera; so perhaps the 14.4 update will fix this?
 
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contacos

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Mexico City living in Berlin
I noticed this issue when I send images via airdrop, some of the I,ages are losing the geotag but not all. They were even taken like a minute after mother, yet some don’t include the geotag above the image
 
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s2art

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So, after the most recent iOs update, nothing appears to have changed. HOWEVER! I overzealously turned off a bunch of location settings on my Phone a while back. I noticed that the camera was included in this. I have now turned location settings back on to 'allow while using app' and everything works again.

dooh!
*facepalm*
 
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