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Trouble using search outrside my home area.

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by wallstreet123456, Jul 19, 2010.

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    I was in upstate new york and wanted to look up a store but the search kept pulling up my home location for the search even though I have use my location checked in the settings.

    Is there something else I need to be doing or is there a problem with this type of search?
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    Not sure if that was a typo but you said that you have it checked, so uncheck it.
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    I thought my location means where I currently am because that is what I would like it to do check the area around my current location.
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    Wow I misread that my bad. Did you try turning on your GPS? If it's off then maybe it can't sync with my location.
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    The GPS turns on when it searches and still brings up stores in my home area :(
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    Try going to maps. Where is it showing your location as?
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    It shows my home location because I am home but yesterday and other times when I am away from home it never seems to refresh the area
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    Sounds like GPS is having problems getting a fix. Does the GPS icon in the notification bar blink or is it steady? If it's the former, it's trying to get a fix.
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    Did you manually turn on your GPS? I had this issue over the weekend, was 300 miles from home, searched and actually got results for somewhere I was a month ago (200 miles from home and 500 from where I was). Went to the power widget to activate GPS and voila found what I needed where I was.
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    GPS was steady.