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    Maps off by 2 miles

    My location on Google map has me about 2 miles off of my real location. My
    son who has the iphone was added as contact is off by my phone a good mile. His phone shows me off location as i sent him a link to my location from my phone. His Iphone has him pinpointed right on. Do i have a messed up phone??

    Anyone else have this type problem?

    my sons iphone clicks the link i sent and i am in some crazy location....help i am lost in America.......................
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    Are you using both gps and the network to locate you, or just one?

    You can get a better pinpoint if you use both options, from what I have experienced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nerdbox08 View Post
    Are you using both gps and the network to locate you, or just one?

    You can get a better pinpoint if you use both options, from what I have experienced.
    Yes I even turned off wi-fi and went with 3g still has me all over the place.
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    i had this problem last night, until i realized that i had my GPS off.... one had me about 2.5 miles straigt off and another was about the same.. i think when you have the GPS off it tries to go off of a tower, cuz i made a few calls trying to trace it down and well, no where near me.... then put gps on and it worked well....
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    It week track your location via network our gps or both. You have to enable what you want in your settings.

    Like I said I get best results by having both enabled. This had nothing to do with wifi really since your call service will pick up the network location
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    Quote Originally Posted by nerdbox08 View Post
    It week track your location via network our gps or both. You have to enable what you want in your settings.

    Like I said I get best results by having both enabled. This had nothing to do with wifi really since your call service will pick up the network location
    Yes both are on network and gps. My son and I are in the same house but my Droid shows us 3 miles apart..???
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    Have you update your roaming by calling *228?

    If you haven't it's option number two.

    Sometimes it helps, but not always. Beyond that I am unsure
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    I Just thought of something

    Menu > Settings > Privacy > Use My Location Is that checked in your setting? That might very well be your issue. I remember when I used VZNavigator you had to have that option enabled to get a proper GPS reading.

    If you have it checked, I think I'm out of suggestions, lol.
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    I read somewhere here that the GPS can be thrown off if the positional sensors in the Droid are out of whack. Some people have had luck fixing their GPS by slowly rotating the Droid on all 3 axes 4-5 times.....

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwmayo View Post
    I read somewhere here that the GPS can be thrown off if the positional sensors in the Droid are out of whack. Some people have had luck fixing their GPS by slowly rotating the Droid on all 3 axes 4-5 times.....

    Good luck.
    I do have it in my location mode.
    What mode is the droid in when you start rotating it. I dont see a gps setup screen in the menu.
    I will check my location at work today. Maybe I live in a dead zone for droid....
    maybe close to some Alien source.
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