Why does my iPad think I'm in the UK?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wyneken, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. wyneken macrumors regular

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    My iPad seems to feel that I am British. I admit to being an anglophile, but this is puzzling:

    • When I do a Google search, Safari uses the google.co.uk server by default.
    • All the iWork templates are formatted for A4 paper.
    • Basic units of measurement (usually) appear in metric form -- cm instead of inches, km/hour instead of miles/hour, etc -- unless I manually change them.

    This isn't a huge problem, but I can't figure out what is causing it, or how to persuade the software that I really am in the US. (It's got my time zone right, at least.)
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Go to Settings>General>International>region format.
    Make sure it is set to United States.
     
  3. steviem macrumors 68020

    steviem

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    Simple.

    Because it's St. George's Day...

    Although we don't use km/h (strangely) in the UK. We use mph.
     
  4. wyneken thread starter macrumors regular

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    That did the trick! Thank you.

    I put this down to reading too much John Le Carré. The first book I added to iBooks was "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." I wonder if this means I have to stop drinking tea.
     

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