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2179 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2008 1:52 PM by writergirl2
Yeah mine located the first time I did it after up dating but everytime after that it won't do it. For me it seems that when I am in a full EDGE network coverage it works. I don't get full EDGE (the little E) on my iPhone where I live. However, this never seemed to be a problem before.Macbook Pro 17" & 20" iMac G5 w/ iSight, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
There's more here: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1596432&tstart=0MacBook Pro 17", Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 5G iPod, iPhone, Time Capsule
I just thought that it had stopped working, and after reading your post I decided to go for a walk to find a strong EDGE signal. You are correct, if it finds the EDGE network, it localises very fast, but not just by using the masts/WiFi, as it used to do before.
I guess this is another one in Apple's list of things to sort out on 2.0.1....PowerMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Also MacMini and PowerBook G4, 16Gb iPhone
I get the same thing. When I'm in Nottingham on the EDGE network it works fine. At home in Lincolnshire, where EDGE is only available in towns I can't get maps or any location software to recognize where I am despite always having been able to before 2.0
Maybe this is Apple's way of getting us to buy a 3G? LOL!!!Mac Pro 2.6 quad, Mac OS X (10.5.2), ATi 8800GS, 7Gb Ram 2Tb Hdd
Well, I'm in Melbourne Australia, and the location has set its default to a small island off the coast of Italy?? ***?
It will find my location eventually if I search my address, however I need to do this everytime i go to another app that uses 'location services' resulting in my local 'pizza shop' being somewhere in Malta!
Now thats useful!
I would rather not have to change settings all the time, and wonder if there is a way to Teach it that I am not in Malta.macbook 13" 2.2 4gig ram, Mac OS X (10.5.4), its white
I live in London and upgraded to 2.0.1 this morning. Maps still can't locate me using triangulation and hasn't been able to do so for a few days now. Even the GPS takes forever to locate.
As I type this, I'm queuing for Apple Care, and hope that I don't reach retirement age before I get to speak with someone to make (another) complaint about this.
Maps was one of the core features of the product and to have these sort of problems rolling on is incredible.
I'm finding the suggestions that "you should leave your iPhone outside for 15 minutes whilst it finds the signal" very amusing. If your TomTom was having these problems, you wouldn't, with a straight face, accept a "remedy" like this from John Lewis/PC World etc...you'd simply ask for a refund.
However, in true Apple style, we face a wall of silence and have to resort to ploughing google to look for solutions to problems instead of being able to get them the company that makes the product.
What's that, Skippy? Apple has released yet another product that doesn't work properly unless you reset, change the settings to factory, reset again and then change the settings to something else?
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Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2008 10:06 AM (in response to bothgoodandbad)I'm in London and my GPS just isn't working at all. I've spoken to Apple support who gave me an interesting list of things to do, including leaving the iPhone "in clear view of the sky for 15mins" (it's been raining all day so that's not an option. I have tried everything on the list but still it doesn't work despite the chap telling me that this has worked in 99% of all cases.
The GPS / Maps was one of the main reasons that I bought the iPhone 3G and I'm a little annoyed that it doesn't work, especially since the iPhone 2G at the O2 store was able to triangulate and pinpoint me in 10secs!Intel 24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
After a week or so of mucking about and reading up on the problem, I think I know what causes it and how to fix it. I have resolved the issue on my 2g iPhone running the 2.02 software.
From what I think I know:
Version 2 of the iPhone software uses a system called Skyhook to locate you as its primary method. In order for Skyhook to function properly, wi-fi must be turned on in your iphone settings. Contrary to what I orginally believed, you do not need to be connected to any wi-fi network, it just needs to be turned on. The iphone will then have a look around and find the wifi base stations local to you, and use the data connection in your iPhone to contact Skyhook and get the location of those wi-fi stations. Once the data has been returned to your iphone, you wail have a faux gps fix. If no wi-fi stations are available in the area, it will simply fall-back to the original cell phone triangulation method on the 2g iPhone to find you. But the whole think falls apart if wi-fi is not turned on. Remember you do not need to be connected or joined to someone elses network, the wi-fi on your iphone just needs to be turned on.
I think the bug is that if wi-fi is off, the Skyhook function doesnt get called, and the iPhone never falls back to EDGE/GPRS triangulation.
I have tested this with the my wi-fi router turned off in my home. The iPhone located me in about a minute on the 2g version with no connection other than edge. This also seems to match with the you-tube video.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2008 7:57 AM (in response to David Bridle)I have also checked my solution while in the car. I drove from one location to another and the iPhone tracked me in real time, with accuracy of a few hundred meters. I have also found that having the option in settings 'ask to join networks' turned off also affects locate me. Keep it turned off once you have joined your chosen networks and you should be cooking on gas!
Final update - After doing some more testing, it seems that if the 2g iphone cannot locate any wi-fi base stations it does not work. It must have used those to track my progress. Bah! come on Apple, when are you going to fix this?
I'm in Dublin. Maps has never worked for me. Visual voicemail is not available. And yet we pay more for iPhone that anyone else in the world. I love the phone but hate being ripped off.intel macbook 1gb ram, Mac OS X (10.5.4), ibook 1.33ghzPowerPCG4 512mb ram iMac 800MhzPower PCG4 512mb ram