Thank you for your answer
More precisely i am using the find my phone app and i find myself on the find my phone map 300 km far from where i am actually
Is it possible to change the map used by find my phone?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2013 10:43 AM (in response to albertcorcos)
My ipad2 and 3 are locating me 300 km far from my actual location ( i am in the center of France and it is locating me on the french riviera!!!!!!)
Are these WiF+Cellular iPads? Or WiFi only? WiFi only iPads do not have a GPS chip and can only locate based off of the WiFi router. If that router is not in Apple's database, your location will be off. There is no way for the end user to change that.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2013 10:55 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
Thank you Meg
My iPads are working only on wi fi
However my IP address is the same irrespective of the router type
My Internet provider is orange ie the former national operator
You probably gave me the right answer. I am however surprised that this happens in France
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2013 11:29 AM (in response to albertcorcos)
If you have the WiFi-only iPad your location is determined by the location of nearby WiFi routers. The WiFi-only iPad does not have GPS. Without GPS location-finding is done by using a Apple location database which contains the MAC addresses of routers and their physical location. A MAC address is a unique number which is built-in to all network devices when manufactured. Note that you do not need to be connected to a router to see its MAC address. The IP address of a router is not used for location purpose.
The Apple database is built and updated by Apple GPS-enabled devices (primarily iPhones) actually seeing your router and then adding/updating the router's location in the database.
Bottom line: Your Router is not correctly located in the Apple location database. It's current location hasn't been seen yet and updated in the database. Without this your iPad cannot be correctly located. Unfortunately, there is no way for users to request information to be added to Apple's database.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2013 1:15 PM (in response to albertcorcos)
As you wife is using the same router, she will be using the same location information. It has nothing to do with her Apple ID.
As both Jim and I have said, there's no way for the end user to update this information directly. And, no way to know if or when it will be updated. If you have an iPhone (or friends with iPhones), and you use that router, the information should eventually get updated.
Best of luck.