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Features missing from iOS 5 (3GS)

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Oct 14, 2011 8:22 AM

I upgraded to iOS 5 on my iPhone 3GS.


I am missing two features that I did not think were reported to be missing on the 3GS with the iOS update.


First - I am missing the option for a location based reminder. I have the option for a time-based reminder, but nothing for a location. Location services is on, but I do not have a listing under location services for the reminders app, to selectively toggle that. I am registered with iCloud as well. This seemed to affect it for other people (or so says google), but still does not give the option for location based reminders on my phone.


Second - I do not have a listing for Earthquake alerts in my notification center settings. I know this is only available to people in Japan and I DO live in Japan. This iPhone 3GS was purchased in Japan and runs on the Softbank wireless network. I DO have it set to English as a system language (with various Japanese keyboards enabled), and if that is affecting the ability to natively receive Earthquake notices, I am really disappointed in Apple. I DID try switching my device's language to Japanese, but still did not have a toggle for Earthquake notifications.


What gives? These are probably the two features I was looking forward to most, and I don't have them and I don't know why.

iPhone 3GS, iOS 5


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