GPS location not available

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08-27-2021 04:23 PM
KerryKang
Occasional Contributor II

I have trouble seeing my current location on both online and offline maps using iPad that does not have any cell services linked.

 

If I click the arrow icon that is supposed to show my current location, it eventually says 'GPS location not available'.  My current location is visible thoguh If I use it while using 'Add Offline Area'. Can anyone help me out what's missing and why it does not work on my device? When I test on my cell phone and it works fine but not the iPad.

Cheers

 

Kerry

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DougBrowning
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Do you mean it is a WiFi only iPad or just no cell service is activated?  WiFi only iPads do not have a GPS.  The GPS is on the cell chip. 

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BillFox
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Do you have any kind of handheld - bluetooth GPS device to test with the iPad?

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DougBrowning
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Do you mean it is a WiFi only iPad or just no cell service is activated?  WiFi only iPads do not have a GPS.  The GPS is on the cell chip. 

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KerryKang
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Hi Doug, yes my ipad only uses wifi, no cell service attached. that solves my questions.  Thanks!

 

Kerry