When you have a new phone, at times it will be confusing to find the desired options/settings. In such cases, you need help from experts and what can be faster solution than getting help from people on the web.iPad Location Services

Sohan Maiti is one of our blog regular reader, he recently purchased an iPad Air 2 64 GB WiFi model in India. He has trouble while using Google Maps or Apple Maps and he asked the question on All Things Apple Google+ Community which is managed by us. He says that he continuously gets “Location Services not available” even though he is connected to WiFi.

Dear Sohan, there is no problem with your iPad Air 2, however there are some tweaks on your device to be done. You probably don’t have Location Services disabled on your iDevice. On my iPhone when I disable Location Services and try to access Maps, I got the following error –iPhone Location Services

Location Services on iPhone, iPad

To fix this error seen on your iDevice, follow the process –

  • Open Settings > Privacy.Location Services on iPhone
  • Here you will find the option of Location Services.Location Services on iPhone
  • You can turn on Location Services and as soon as you do that your iPhone will be used for location sharing.Location Services on iPhone
  • When this option is turned ON, your device will consume more battery life, so it’s recommended to turn it OFF again when you don’t require.

You also have control on which apps and services should have access to Location Services when this option is enabled. But when its disabled globally, it’s disabled for each and every app.

I hope everything is clear regarding Location Services.