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Update location information on original iPhone iOS devices
You might think you are out of luck when using Location services on your old iPhone, but you aren't! You have to perform an extra step, and you are relying on the original iPhone's tower triangulation method instead of GPS, but it's better than nothing. It, of course, requires the iPhone 2.0 software.

To use location services with your current local location, before you access any program that needs to know your location, go to the Maps program, and use the Find Location icon to get your current location by triangulation. Then, access the program that plans on using location services, and it will use your current location. (If you've used the "OK to use my location" button to access a program from one location, then move to another location and launch a location-aware program, your stored location will reflect your first position until you force it to update using this technique.)

I've had to do this manually every time I wanted to get local information, but it works well for apps like box office when you don't know the local zip code, or CareerBuilder when you just want a general location in order to display local jobs. Just remember to take the location for what it is.
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Update location information on original iPhone
Authored by: nschum on Jul 21, '08 11:16:48AM

"your stored location will reflect your first position until you force it to update using this technique."

I can't verify this. I just took a series of photos on the way home and each was a rather precise waypoint. (3 of them placed me in the North Sea, though.)



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Update location information on original iPhone
Authored by: Beorn on Jul 21, '08 01:01:56PM

Yeah, I've been seeing similar behavior. I'm wondering if the OP has a misbehaving iPhone, or if we're just reading his/her wording differently than intended.



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Update location information on original iPhone
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 23, '08 05:10:50AM
I was relocated to the North Sea too, but iPhoto 7.1.4 (just released) appears to have fixed this:

http://www.bioneural.net/2008/07/21/iphone-geotagging-good-for-a-laugh-only/


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Update location information on original iPhone
Authored by: nschum on Jul 23, '08 03:40:50PM
Lucky you, the update just moved me to the Celtic Sea. But while this isn't exactly closer, it is my location mirrored at the meridian. One bug to go, I suppose. :)

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Update location information on original iPhone
Authored by: CaptCosmic on Jul 21, '08 05:05:54PM

A quick check with some of the location aware apps I have installed revealed that they still think I'm at home even though I'm 15 miles away at work.

Had Maps locate me, and location in the apps updated. Something strange is going on. I expect it to be able to keep track of me better than that.

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Capt Cosmic



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Update location information on original iPhone
Authored by: asmeurer on Jul 21, '08 09:06:08PM

Does this apply to iPod touches with Wifi based locations?



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