I wasn’t sure how to categorize this one, as it’s not technically Tech Support as I figured out the fix.
My iPhone has been having major issues with location detection. I noticed this issue recently as I’ve been making some major hops between continents during the past 2 months. Today, I tried to hail an Uber in Paris, and I couldn’t at first. My iPhone thought I was in Dubai. That’s only the difference of 6,800 km/4,200 miles. ONLY.
I couldn’t figure out the reason for the erratic behavior. I tinkered around with the iPhone for a bit, and I managed to fix it. I simply turned WiFi on, and magically my iPhone location jumped back to Paris within feet of where I was standing.
I’m not sure if anyone else faced/faces this issue. The fix is simple. Internet posts suggest that leaving WiFI on all the time is not a battery drag, in my experience it is especially when you’re out all day with no access to an electrical outlet.
Has anyone else faced this issue. Do you know of a different way to address this problem?