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  • JoelTan04 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i am having the same problem. PLease help... I only get the circle with the crosshair logo but it does not lock on into the right spot with the blue spot. Wad should i do?? i did a reset but it still remain the same.
  • JoelTan04 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It did not happen like this with 2.02 version.
  • Kombatsd789 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have to agree with Zeebra. I have a clear case on my phone and I am indoors.
    Looks like it works much faster than before 2.1 upgrade. Very accurate too.
  • Dave Williams Level 2 Level 2 (325 points)
    yankeegal wrote:
    Mine works better now than before, but I had to manually turn location on in settings first--before the update, when I went to maps, it asked me if I wanted to turn it on, and then it just did. Not this time.

    I noticed that also with 2.1. You now have to turn on Location Services in Settings to activate the GPS receiver, you can't enable it from the Google Map screen any more. Read that popup box carefully in Maps when you try to find your location without GPS on. At first glance, it looks similar, but the text is different.
  • tonytone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I thought mine too wasn't working after 2.1--it had my location off by about one street block...but I remembered about how sometimes a GPS unit needs to initialize and pull down GPS almanac data (or something like that) if said info was old or no longer stored on the I stood outside for about 5 minutes or so--eventually the iPhone GPS was able to lock onto my actual location (got the blue dot). Dunno if my issue was resolved because of the iPhone GPS (re)downloading the almanac data onto the iPhone, but in any case GPS appears to be working fine again.
  • Dark Fiber Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Same here. My GPS was pretty accurate (usually within 20-30 feet or less) and very quick to pinpoint me, and it is still that way after 2.1.
  • bkinke Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Me too. Since downloading the 2.1 update my GPS is not working properly. Will give me my general area but will not lock in. Apple care are not aware of any issues about this. They told me to restore my IPhone 3G. Not happy with 1G GPS on the 3G IPhone.
  • simonmacmini Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    seems a bit quicker and more accurate for me. Now i just need turn by turn. Come on Steve get this sorted when are we going to see it in the app store just let tom tom put it in there.
  • PNWiphone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm in seattle and my gps functions are hosed. It keeps telling me i'm in detroit.

    I have three apps that I paid for and I'm ****** off.
  • v1vrv2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well so far it's still work with mine...but I wonder why everybody still call it a GPS as it doesnt use satellites informations or coverage but only roaming via antennas...for a a swiss where they do not provide data roaming for free like in the US data roaming is very expensive especially abroad now I am in Russia and I dont use it...Apple time but back to the good old time charts and map system...had another phone before HTC with GPS was able to use it in a plane at 45'000 feet and would give me indications of speed and heading !!! Please Apple do something it would be the perfect phone !
  • katesav Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i'm in detroit and keep getting placed in seattle. Has anyone figured out the fix? i just did the most recent upgrade, and it's still happening.
  • eastvillager Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Mine works.
  • Alan Somers Level 6 Level 6 (9,345 points)
    It took forever for my GPS to lock in, but it did finally. We're getting some of the outflow from Ike, so the cloud cover is pretty dense.
  • D.R.C. Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
    I have the same problem reported by Robo75. Since updating my 3G to v2.1, the GPS seems to have stopped working. By GPS, I mean the ability to precisely determine my location using the GPS satellites. The iPhone now only gives me an approximate location with a 2 mile blue circle displayed on the Map. Presumably this is based on using the cell towers.

    I tried putting it into Airplane mode and then back to normal (as suggested by Support), in order to reset the radios. This made no difference.

    I turned the iPhone off, then back on. No change.

    I went outside where the iPhone had clear view to the sky to give it a chance to obtain the ephemeris and almanac tables from the satellites. I waited several minutes - no joy.
  • Alan Somers Level 6 Level 6 (9,345 points)
    I don't know if this is significant, but while I was waiting for the GPS to lock in, I force-quit the Maps app (held down the Home button until the app quit), just in case something was amiss. It wasn't too long after restarting Maps that GPS started working.