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  1. New Mrs S

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    Screenshot_20160523-113432_1.jpg Hi guys,
    Hope you can help - I've exhausted every setting and method I can find or think of... I recently went to Portugal (Carvoeiro) and since coming back (2 weeks ago) my lockscreen is stuck on that location (I live in Cornwall, UK, currently in Bristol, so the location in screenshot is correct!). My widgets on my home screen are fine, I don't have an accuweather.com app (though have tried downloading it, setting my home location in it, to no avail).
    I've cleared my browsing history, checked all location settings, used Google maps with GPS on, refreshed widgets.
    I can't work out how to update, or even change/remove the lockscreen widget tho, I've removed the wallpaper weather & clock widget and it doesn't seem to be connected to the lockscreen one.

    Hope someone can help, it's driving me mad, I'd rather just remove it than have it reminding me I'm not on my honeymoon anymore!! ;)

    Thanks all! View attachment 105198
     

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    Thanks for this, much appreciated! Hadn't found that thread when I was trawling the forums before, thankyou!
     
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    I suspect it's using WiFi location rather than precise GPS, as that would likely cause excessive battery drain, and you don't need to know where you are to the exact meter for weather info anyway. Some apps might go on IP address geo-location, rather than WiFi, and if that's wrong.

    I've had WiFi location info been hopelessly wrong before now. Like I was in the UK, Bristol actually, and it had me as been in Hong Kong, where I had been a few days previously.Or I've been in Beijing, and it's had me as been in Moscow. I'm sure we've had other posts as well, with WiFi location putting people on the wrong continent completely.
     
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    I fixed this my going into clock - world clock. Then under ... Menu "set home time zone" entered my correct home.
     

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