1. BenitoC's Avatar
    So far I'm loving iOS 7 on my iPad 2. There's a bit of stuttering on some animations, but everything is as fast as on iOS 6. One problem I'm having is that I cannot turn location services on. The switch is greyed out so cannot be turned on. I would like to enable this so find my iPhone will work on this device. Any ideas why this would be? I have rebooted my iPad and when I updated my iPad I did a restore and a new install of iOS 7.
    09-20-2013 08:55 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I think the iPad 2 wifi did not have GPS? Maybe that could be it. I don't really know though and I could be remembering wrong.
    09-20-2013 10:20 AM
  3. BenitoC's Avatar
    You're right that the wifi iPad 2 doesn't have gps, but it uses wifi to triangulate its location. Without location services on, find my iPhone won't work and it definitely used to work on iOS 6.
    09-20-2013 11:44 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You're right that the wifi iPad 2 doesn't have gps, but it uses wifi to triangulate its location. Without location services on, find my iPhone won't work and it definitely used to work on iOS 6.
    You're right. I used the Find My iPhone feature with it often when I had it via iOS 6.1.3 and prior and it worked well. I can't see why Apple would discontinue that feature on it. Heck, the iPad Mini is basically a miniature version of it and I can use the location services on it without a problem. Maybe try a reboot. If push comes to shove, restore it as new.
    09-20-2013 11:53 AM
  5. BenitoC's Avatar
    You're right. I used the Find My iPhone feature with it often when I had it via iOS 6.1.3 and prior and it worked well. I can't see why Apple would discontinue that feature on it. Heck, the iPad Mini is basically a miniature version of it and I can use the location services on it without a problem. Maybe try a reboot. If push comes to shove, restore it as new.
    Thanks for the suggestion, I have tried a reboot and that didn't work. It seems to me that it has been greyed out on purpose. I cannot understand the reason though.
    09-20-2013 06:07 PM
  6. Murali Krishna72's Avatar
    Hi,
    You have to go to general-restrictions-enter restriction pass code-go to location services- turn on allow changes. Then you can turn on location services.
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    09-21-2013 09:20 AM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    I upgraded my iPad 2 to iOS 7 last week. This morning after reading this thread, I went to see if location services were, in fact, enabled (or enable-able) on that device. And curiously enough, I checked the NC and saw no weather information. But as soon as I unlocked the iPad, I got an alert that asked me if I would allow "weather" to use location services. I said 'yes' and, BAM! Weather now appears in the Notification Center. Not necessarily an odd turn of events, but certainly curious timing...
    09-21-2013 10:40 AM
  8. Paula Dine's Avatar
    It works...!!!!! Thank you so much ..
    09-28-2013 10:33 AM
  9. Paula Dine's Avatar
    Hi,
    You have to go to general-restrictions-enter restriction pass code-go to location services- turn on allow changes. Then you can turn on location services.
    It worked..!! Thank you. :-)
    09-28-2013 10:34 AM
  10. Rody2's Avatar
    i have the same problem on my iPhone and I have tried to allow changes to location services but to no avail Any ideas?
    10-02-2013 06:01 AM
  11. Dwaneadan's Avatar
    You Rock
    I knew I had changed this setting in the past, I just think I forgot.
    Many many thanks
    Kind regards
    10-02-2013 10:43 AM
  12. BenitoC's Avatar
    Hi,
    You have to go to general-restrictions-enter restriction pass code-go to location services- turn on allow changes. Then you can turn on location services.
    Thanks sooooo much. I never would have thought to go to restrictions, you're a genius.
    10-02-2013 07:52 PM
  13. Aquarian3's Avatar
    I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for your advice of turning on Location Services in the 'Restrictions' area first, I upgraded to iOS 7 last night and turned off LS's as I noticed my battery going down quickly, then I realised my 7:30am alarm didn't go off as the time on my phone was 1pm! I tried turning LS on again but the little button wouldn't slide, it was driving me bonkers, thank the lords for the Internet and your help! Strangely enough my battery has dropped 7% since taking it off charge - which was only 1hr 15 mins ago so one prob solved and another to solve!!! Anyway, thanks again, you're a star

    Best wishes,

    Lisa
    10-15-2013 05:51 AM

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