9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2012 11:12 PM by kafene
DarkerGod Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Other then having all the other problems that are plaguing most of us...**Antenna and Proximity sensor** My GPS seems to be off by about a mile most of the time.. with my 3g i was only ever off by around 20-40 feet if not less Is anyone else having these problems?

Iphone 4, iOS 4
  • RandyBrown Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Mine is spot-on.. to the foot, even when i'm indoors.
  • DarkerGod Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Then i guess my question to you is.. do you have these other problems? Antenna and Proximity sensor?
  • Gregorius13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine is perfect BUT; my first 1Phone 3G had a problem very much like what you are describing; the phone had other issues as well and eventually just failed, and apple replaced free. Something is wrong with your phone, imho. I did not know how bad that was until I got the replacement. To the Apple store!
  • Boombap Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My GPS was fine for the first couple of days, then out of nowhere the GPS started to start telling me i was one place one second, then about a mile away the next second. It's really frustrating. I've already tried the whole turn off 3G bit and a full iOS restore but its still off. If anyone finds a fix, please let me know.
  • sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,215 points)
    my gps is spot on even when im in my basement of my house its amazing that it works down here
  • Mussman33 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    My GPS is very accurate to within a meter i would say, I have noticed though it does take some time for the GPS to get a good lock on your position. You will notice as you let the phone sit with the the app open the small blue pin begins to move until it finally is spot on. Depending on your location this may take longer.
  • Curiously Perplexed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    To be honest I have to say that it is highly unlikely it is anything to do with picking up GPS signal in your case (GPS is, with rare exception, an OUTDOOR facility) - I guess you might be using wifi in your house and it is probably using your IP address via your router to give a "position".

  • callgary Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had that problem when WiFi is off.  Turn it on and the map positioning accuracy goes way up to 20 to 40 feet like you said.  Note the iPhone does not use GPS (global satellite positioning) and never has.   It uses cell tower triangulation.

  • kafene Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I use the GPS on the iPhone & iPad.  My iPad is 3G, but I don't use cell service. I only use it for GPS in the desert. There are no towers or any kind of signal, but my GPS still works.  It doesn't use triangulation.  I bought it specifically because it uses GPS and not triangulation.