I have location services turned on for foursquare on my iPhone 4. However, when I check in at work, it shows me as 5 miles away from my location & therefore allows me no points. My question is, is the service going to the nearest tower & using that for my location instead of my actual location. I have also checked where it puts me in maps & it puts me at the same place, 5 miles away from where I really am. Anyone else having this issue or have a solution for this issue?
- 04-05-2011, 04:31 PM #2
It seems like foursquare dos this a lot for me too. I'll be inside starbucks for example, and in order to check in I have to search for it rather than it knowing that's where I am like it should. Even then it still thinks I'm further away from it than I am.
- 04-05-2011, 06:39 PM #3
- 04-07-2011, 10:19 AM #5
- 04-07-2011, 10:29 AM #6
It sounds like a lot of your are inside when you have this problem. It's possible that the GPS signal isn't reaching you properly.
I believe if you can't get a GPS signal then I think the phone will try and triangulate your position based off of the towers in the area and that is MUCH less likely to give you a good location.
- 04-07-2011, 01:10 PM #8iPhone Nanite
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The location of your device can be triangulated from cell-towers, Wi-Fi signals, and GPS if your device has one. I typically first see the tower-triangulation until GPS kicks in outdoors or Wi-Fi triangulation figures things out indoors. If I don't have Wi-Fi or GPS enabled then I only get coarse cell-tower location, and sometimes it takes quite a while even if I have Wi-Fi enabled.
You don't need to be connected to a valid Wi-Fi connection to have your location computed from the signals, but your device needs to have the Wi-Fi map of your area already cached if you're not connected on an active data connection.
- 04-07-2011, 08:46 PM #9