strange location for ICloud sign-in

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BASRPH, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. BASRPH macrumors member

    BASRPH

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    #1
    I recently signed into ICloud on my Mac and received a message that my ICloud ID was attempting to sign in near St. Paul, MN. I am in central Illinois. I received the same message after another sign-in about 30 minutes later. I approved the sign-in and was sent a numeric code on my phone to enter. Is there a setting on my Mac that I need to edit if it thinks I am in Minnesota?
     
  2. SkyLinx macrumors member

    SkyLinx

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    Espoo, Finland
    #2
    If you try with e.g. Maxmind which location does it report? Perhaps it's an issue with the geolocation of your IP
     
  3. ThatSandWyrm macrumors regular

    ThatSandWyrm

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    #3
    It may be determining your location based on where your ISP's connection to the net is, not your connection to the ISP. Since I switched to a local fiber-optic ISP, Apple always thinks that I'm logging in from two cities north of where I actually am. Which happens to be the location of the ISP's home office.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G4

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    #4
    At iCloud.com under Find my iPhone where does it say your Mac is?
     
  5. ThatSandWyrm macrumors regular

    ThatSandWyrm

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    #5
    Oh, find my iPhone is always correct. But not the login warnings.
     

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