1. epphllps's Avatar
    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 07:45 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    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 09:30 AM.
    04-19-2012 08:29 AM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    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.
    04-19-2012 09:16 AM
  4. epphllps's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. Makes perfect sense.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    04-19-2012 09:50 AM
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