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  • screth Level 1 (0 points)
    Quick update for everyone. I got fed up with the no gps issue and ended up going to the apple store. The genius gave me a replacement phone and gps seemed to work fine on the replacement, but the touchscreen had issues. I then returned that replacement and got a second replacement which is having the same GPS inaccuracy as my original phone. This is obviously a software bug with ios4 that apple has yet to address. Frankly I am tired of apples lack of quality control in their recent products and will be looking for an alternative as soon as my contract with AT&T expires. What a shame.
  • dading Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same GPS issues with iOS 4. Runkeeper is useless and I've just come back from a trip with Tomtom + Tomtom Carkit. Most of the time there was an accurate fix but I've lost connection many times and this has not happened before...
  • Hakan_L Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi I can't access this link, what is the result of the discussion in this thread you are referring to?


  • Steveoh Level 1 (0 points)
    I have been having the same exact problems.

    The only fix I have found is disabling 3G. This gets me to within a few hundred metres but still NO WHERE near as exact as it used to/should be.
  • MarkusAurellius Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problems. However, I think I may have found a fix, at least in my case.

    First, I turned off location services for all of my apps in Settings. Then I rebooted the iPhone (using Standby at the top and the home key simultaneously, hold them until the phone powers off. Then power the phone back up with the Standby button).

    After having powered the phone back on, I went back into Location Services and turned the location service on for only the Apps I wanted.

    Granted, this does not restore the GPS accuracy I had before the 4.0.x upgrade, it gets me to within 50 ft instead of 6000 ft.

    Hope this helps others.
  • MarkusAurellius Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, Scratch that. Worked fine for about 30 minutes, then back to just as bad as before. Trying a second time did nothing for it.

    However, after tinkering with it again, turning WiFi back on seemed to help considerably.

    Sorry All.
  • Jeff Grant1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Apps which require locations services got stuck yesterday in another city. Did the restrictions trick and restored some apps. Maps app frozen in last city.
  • Westmania Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here. Used to have great gps reception, now it *****. 3G phone with iOS4 installed. Apple won't you please fix this? Apparently not even downgrading to OS 3 helps?
  • sskunky Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm still amazed that we have this major flaw in the operating system and we are all discussing it on the Apple support forums and not once has a representative stepped in with a resolution or an explanation to what is to be done about it?
    I personally think it's disusting that we have forked out all thus money for apps we cannot use and Apple just don't seem to care?
    If you are reading this as I'm sure you are it's about tome you chimed in and let us know what you are doing about this problem.
    Enough is enough.
  • Westmania Level 1 (0 points)
    So, I did a downgrade to 3.1.3. Didn't help my gps situation at all. *** is going on? APPLE RESPOND, dammit!
  • nirelandguy Level 1 (0 points)
    Having the exact same issue, and downgrading doesn't help, Its about 30 miles off my location
  • IanB22 Level 1 (0 points)
    My GPS was fast and accurate before IOS4 and while it can work eventually, mine now takes 3-5 attempts and several minutes to fix a decent position. Google maps used to be so useful but is rendered 90% unreliable with IOS4.

    I am a shareholder, have bought plenty of Apple product over the years and constantly evangelize to others. Of course, it best not to spook the markets by admitting to every little mistake but people aren't stupid so it really undermines my feelings and support of the brand when Apple just ignore or deny fundamental issues like this (and I have experienced similar examples before.)

    Apple, please think about softening this corporate policy of never admitting there is a problem. Or better still, quietly issue a fix for this IOS4/3G bug.
  • JALRapple Level 1 (0 points)
    it appears that Apple does not give a **** what happens to their users, the only thing that matters here is money that leaves everyone who bought an iPhone. They think that everyone has enough money to buy the iphones needed to be satisfied .... That would be ideal for them. no matter that we have problems or if the iphone is useless after the update.
  • n3nto Level 1 (15 points)
    Ian I think you just hit the problem on the head.

    There are plenty of individual shareholders, analysts, reporters, bloggs, etc that are just looking out for their self interest instead of reporting things as they really are.

    Its normal but I have never seen it on this scale.