Hey everyone, I'm new to the iPad and i seem to be having issues with location services. I have the new iPad 16gb wifi only version. My apps seem to locate me in Oklahoma or say unable to locate or service unavailable. I am using the wifi hotspot on my galaxy nexus on Verizon due to no home Internet available. Any suggestions or advice? Thanks
- 04-19-2012, 07:29 AM #2
Disconnect from your hotspot, connect the iPad to a Wi-Fi network, pull up the maps app on your iPad, hit the locate button at the bottom and see if the location is accurate.
Just Me, D
(Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
Last edited by JustMe'D; 04-19-2012 at 08:30 AM.
- 04-19-2012, 08:16 AM #3
Wifi iPads do not have their own internal GPS - they will locate you based on a database of iP addresses that have been tied to physical address. And if your Galaxy Nexus is confused on where it is due to the A-GPS it may be using, that will give you false location on the iPad.
If you want a wifi iPad to give accurate location info - it needs its own GPS receiver - either a bluetooth GPS puck, or a device that plugs into the charging port on the iPad - like the BadElf.