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icecros Level 1 Level 1

With iOS 5.x TomTom navigation worked fine. Now with iOS 6, I have to turn on the localization service (ok) AND the wifi. In fact, the gps data is not transmitted from the antenna to the application (TomTom or Navigon). iOS 6 is really not sexy...

iPod touch (4th generation), iOS 6
Solved by icecros on Nov 15, 2012 5:36 AM Solved

I confirm that after updating to iOS 6.0.1 the problem is gone.

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    At least one other use has posted the same problem. That user also said he went to TomTom's support site and it seems that iOS 6 is cause the problems. I recommend go to TomTom's support site.

  • thymjan Level 1 Level 1

    This is not only a TomTom problem. I've an external GPS receiver (DualAV/axxera XGPS150E connected with Bluetooth) with the same behaviour:

  • Nexus1970 Level 1 Level 1

    Yes definitely an IOS6 issue - I've a DUAL gps and a 4th  gen Touch - this just looks like apple not checking or caring about  compatability with older models. (like Air play Mirroring pre Mid 2010 Macs.

    I'm realy loosing my MAC faith - Update required now - please divers som of these MAP resources to fix.

  • thymjan Level 1 Level 1

    After reseting and restoring my iPod touch with iTunes for OSX the external gps-signal is recognized again by maps / navigation software. An other iPod touch 4G did not have the problems after updating to iOS 6.

    DUAL does know the problems.

    So there might be hope for a better life soon...

  • Nexus1970 Level 1 Level 1

    Do you mean restore to iOS 5. ?

  • thymjan Level 1 Level 1

    No, I repeated the restore of iOS 6 several times. First with iTunes for Windows (the one, the iPod was synced with), second with iTunes for OSX, and surprise surprise: gps works again. Maybe it's allready useful to restore the iPod with an iTunes which is not synced with.

    ( your data will get lost by restoring iOS, so backup everything you can before the procedure )

  • icecros Level 1 Level 1

    I tried to restore my iTouch on an other Windows PC with the previous version of iTunes. iOS6 was reinstalled on the iTouch and I had then to restore all the applications by performing a synchronization. As a result, I have to copy all my music library on the iTouch, and TomTom or Navigon can't access gps data. I don't understand why the TomTom CarKit application shows the satellites status and the coordinates. Obviously, TomTom and Navigon are waiting gps data on a channel that is no more open under iOS6.

  • thymjan Level 1 Level 1

    The system that did the restore which brought the gps-system back was: OSX 10.6.8, iTunes 10.7 (21). First I reseted the iPod before connecting it to iTunes. I did a complete restore, gave a new name to the iPod and synced it with the different library.

    After that procedure the gps-data of the Tomtom Carkit and the DUAL Universal GPS Reciever XGPS150E is shown in maps / navigon etc. as usual.


    Then I synced the iPod touch with ITunes for Windows 7 again. GPS is still working.

  • Nexus1970 Level 1 Level 1

    I. Restored mine now I get the location but navfree is 90 to 180 degrees out from direction of travel, I'm beginnning to loose it with ios6 how can I go back to 5

  • thymjan Level 1 Level 1

    Do you have this pulsing circle in the maps app?

    If the position / the travel direction is not exact it seems you have only positioning by WLAN signals an not gps, do you?

  • Nexus1970 Level 1 Level 1

    Yes I turned wifi off and lost the navigation. So it looks like ios6 has f-ed up my dual gps now. So not only are apple tring to make there own products obsolete they are making other companies as well. Dual I guess need to come up with a fix. As apple will be focused on there own crAppy map problems.

  • thymjan Level 1 Level 1

    Now I lost the gps-functionallity again. Doesn't work any more. Does Apple change code without telling the users?

    I had two iPod touch which worked with external gps-receivers. Today, September 30, they give up working with them.

    iPad 3rd generation without cellular still works fine with external gps-receivers.

  • Chris from Ft.Worth Level 1 Level 1

    The problem is not with the tom-tom car Kit or the dual external GPS. The problem has to do with iOS 6 privacy settings. I have an iTouch 4 and I  been having the same problem with my GPS. I'm using the tom-tom app and the tom-tom car Kit. The solution for getting the GPS working again is. First shut down the tom-tom app or what ever app you're using. Now go to settings And General and then scroll to the bottom and tap reset. Now tap Reset location and privacy. Now load your tom-tom or navigation app And it should prompt you to turn on location service again, Say yes. Now under location services you should see The tom-tom app or the navigation app you were using and slide it to on. Now Your tom-tom app should be working correctly now, But the catch is it's only going to work until another program ask to use local services. It is definitely 100% an error an iOS 6 Privacy settings. I have no idea why it does this but you can reset and it'll work every time.

  • thymjan Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks Chris, you did Great work!


    Here is the workaround in german:

    1. Alle Apps schließen

    2. Aufrufen: Einstellungen / Allgemein / Zurücksetzen / Standort & Datenschutz

    3. Navi-App wieder aufrufen. Fragen nach Standortdienst mit Ja beantworten.

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