Help! My phone thinks I am in China?!Support


Last Updated:

  1. Elsie

    Elsie Active Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    2
    Android Version: 2.1 (still waiting for the Orange Froyo update!)
    Network: Orange
    Taskiller Used: None
    Issue: Clock / Location.

    I live in Derbsyhire and work in Nottinghamshire but this afternoon my phone is telling me my current location is Bejing (!) and the time is 7 hours in front, i.e. at 15:40 UK time it's 22:30 China time.

    I've just been oustide and turned Maps on and asked for my location. Sure enough, it said I was in Nottinghamshire. Then when I asked for directions home it failed as it had but me back in the heart of Bejing! I have tried a reboot (not a full reset) and I've tried disabling the clock auto-update feature to try and force the clock to stay on British Summer Time but it keeps reverting back to thinking it's in China.

    Looking at the World clock screen it says my "Home" city is London but current location is Bejing. Does anyone have any ideas as to what's happening here and how I can fix it?

    Thanks

    Elsie
     

    Advertisement
  2. LECTER

    LECTER Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    233
    Maybe you are in China and haven't realized it yet!! lol

    Thanks for the laugh, when I read your thread title.

    I would call HTC support in the UK and see what they have to say...

    Have you turned gps on and off yet?
     
  3. Elsie

    Elsie Active Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    2
    I know, I'm laughing too!

    I've turned GPS off and back on as well as the phone but no joy. The stupid thing is the main clock is saying 23:05 Beijing, but the clock in the top right hand corner says 16:05.

    This is a really wierd glitch.
     
  4. Griff_LI

    Griff_LI Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    52
    Battery pull ? Always worth a go.

    Thanks for the entertaining bug-report, though. Beats the usual moaning-style ones...
     
  5. LECTER

    LECTER Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    233
    Well, from what you said in your first post, the only thing I can say is call HTC.


    btw, have you taken out the battery and put it back in yet?

    Good luck and keep us posted!
     
  6. Elsie

    Elsie Active Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    2
    Right. Its fixed. The cause? Turning off weather updates earlier today to try and save battery. Turning the weather update back on and it went 'oh, you are near nottingham', the time zone changed to UK and its been ok since.

    I reckon my phone has come from the Twilight Zone!
     
  7. Elsie

    Elsie Active Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    2
    Sorry ...
     
  8. LECTER

    LECTER Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    233
    I see that you're so happy that you had to post twice! :p
     
  9. Elsie

    Elsie Active Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    2
    Grrr ... sorry for the doble post. I had taken my youngest to his golf lesson where the coverage is flaky. I thought the first one hadn't gone through.
     
  10. LECTER

    LECTER Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    233
    No worries and don't forget the "thanks" button if we helped you out!! ;)
     
    Elsie likes this.
  11. riki1kenobi

    riki1kenobi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2010
    Messages:
    170
    Likes Received:
    37
    Some times it is just plain better to "thank" than to be "thanked" :rolleyes: But then you may be seen as a compulsive "thanker" :p

    To the OP glad you got it sorted, I could see why thinking you were in China would be a big issue.......Derby has changed a lot recently ;)

    Imagine some slosh sessions ending in a decidedly weird fashion......Dude wakes up behind a bush with NO knowledge of how he got there and looks to the phone for location......"Bloody hell :eek:" he exclaims. "I thought that girl was talking about a cocktail when she mentioned getting a slow boat to china!"
     
    Elsie likes this.
  12. LECTER

    LECTER Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    233
    Then do away with that function! :rolleyes:
     
  13. Elsie

    Elsie Active Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    2
    There, thanked you both! :)
     
    LECTER likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...