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How do I make the phone remember my address?

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  1. Rockworthy

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    Hello Android forum! I just bought my very first Android handset: the mighty Samsung Galaxy S II. I've had it for a few days now and I totally am in love with it. However, here's my problem: My apps keep thinking that I am in my old town still (I lived 400 miles away from where I am now). Sure I can go in and update each app's address/location settings, but where can I tell the phone where I live now so that this doesn't keep happening? It was happening on my iPhone (the phone I upgraded from) too. When I bought the SGS2 I transferred my SIM card from the iPhone. I was thinking my old address was saved on the SIM card somewhere maybe... Can anyone help? Thanks!
     

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    Turn your gps on.
     
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    Yep, it was on the whole time. It doesn't check the GPS for some reason. You'd think it would but it's using a saved address somewhere. My computer is doing it too. Maybe it's a cookie saved on my desktop? Whenever I try to look at a google map for something like "chinese food" on Google Maps, the results come back from my previous address, 400 miles away. Why would that be? I don't see any area in my Google Account settings to enter in my current address either.
     
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    I don't know about the computer, but if you're using Wifi at home, try turning it off. I've seen others report that their location is misreported after they move due to Google's use of Wifi proximity to supplement GPS in determining your location.
     
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    As I heard, Google uses also saved WiFi locations from Google Street View project.

    So maybe it will helps if - outside your building - you'll turn on mobile data and GPS, and WiFi off like UncleMike said.

    Harry
     

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