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Reminders Location Services Problems?!?! Help!

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Derekeys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 2, 2012 9:02 PM

Hey everyone!  I semi-recently got a new Iphone 4s and I am having some trouble with location services in reminders.  When I give a command to Siri, something simple like the following, "Remind me to take out the trash when I get home" she promptly makes the reminder and no problem seems to be there.  When I get home I do not receive the reminder, so I double checked the reminder and what the specific location was that she set it to.  It turns out the location is wrong.  It does say "Home" but the address doesn't match the "Home" address I have in my contact.  It's close, but it isn't exact.  Let me give an example.


When I go to the Reminder page I see it says "Take Out Trash" (Arriving: Home) I click on that and it says on the Details page, Arriving: Home.  So far so good, then I click on the "Arriving Home" portion and where it says "Home" it isn't the correct address.  Let's say my correct address is 250 Maple Rd.  The displayed address is 250 Stone Rd. or something.  It's driving me nuts, and I don't know what to do. 


Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you!!!!





iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1
  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,090 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 9:14 PM (in response to Derekeys)

    Siri should be getting your home address from the contact set in Settings>General>Siri>My Info.  You might double check that you have selected the correct contact, and that the address on the contact is listed as "home".  One last thing you could do is tap on your home address in your contact and see if the Maps app identifies the correct address.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,090 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 9:27 PM (in response to Derekeys)

    That's a harder question to answer... I guess I would check Settings>Location Services and confirm that everything is turned on, especially Maps and Siri, then scroll down to the bottom and tap System Services and make sure everything is turned on there too.  If everything is set right, there may be an issue with your local cellular towers.  The iPhone GPS uses a combination of GPS, wi-fi hotspots and information from nearby cell towers to determine your position.  It you're getting incorrect results you may have to contact your carrier to find out if there is anything they can do to impove on this.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,090 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 9:37 PM (in response to Derekeys)

    You're welcome.  If you want to learn more about how GPS works on the iPhone there's an article about it here:  Accuracy suffers if you aren't near cell towers or wi-fi hotspots, or if they are providing inaccurate information.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,090 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 9:43 PM (in response to Derekeys)

    That's probably because when you enter your address in Maps it doesn't rely on GPS/Location Services to locate its position.  It just looks up the address in the database and plots it on the map.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,090 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 10:02 PM (in response to Derekeys)

    Interesting, thanks for sharing that.  Wi-fi hotspots do figure into the equation although I don't know the details of the algorithm.  You might try Google to see if you could find a technical document on this as it may give you a better idea of how to solve it; might be as simple as a router setting.  Good luck.


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