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HT5467 Updating WiFi router location in Apple's database?

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vdavidoff Calculating status...
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Sep 28, 2012 6:52 PM

I recently moved and the WiFi location database still shows my router in my old residence, which is the wrong state. How do I update Apple's WiFi location database?

  • Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (12,265 points)

    try settings/wifi then tap on the wifi name and then on forget this network

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,180 points)

    Apple updates their database of wifi routers and their locations based on information that Apple obtains from iPhones. As of yet I have not heard of anybody being able to specifically inform Apple to update their database for a specific router.

  • gutembergfox Calculating status...

    I think I live in the middle of nowhere as well :-(

  • DirkAkron Calculating status...

    This worked for me.  Go to the Apple Maps app on your iphone, ipod or ipad while on your wifi.  Touch the blue dot/pin showing our current wrong location.  Then touch the > arrow inside the blue circle to bring up the menu for that pin showing our wrong location.  Then select "Report a Problem".  Next, click "Pin is at incorrect location".  Then the next button.  You will be told to drag the pin to the correct location.  If you are a long way off, such as another state, it helps to zoom out, drag around and find your current location on the map.  Drop the pin and click send.  About 24 hours later, your home wifi will be corrected to your "new current" location on all your Apple devices.

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