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My i pad and macbook air has decided i live on the south coast

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my i pad and macbook air has decided i live on the south coast of the uk although i live in the midlands. this has happened since a wind turbine was pout up and started approx half a mile away. can you help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
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Can you give as little more information please. How do you mean they think you live on the south coast and how do they not work?
Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

My google maps and earth come up with my blue dot near Hayling island but i live in Leicestershire even when i touch the arrow head. also a compass app i have says I'm only 13ft above sea level when i know I'm 530ft. it all works properly at a friends house half a mile away.

Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Can you turn Wifi off on the iPad.
Then hold the home and power buttons until you see the Apple Logo, then release.
Let the iPad restart and then check your location still with Wifi off,
Let me know the results please
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

The compass now has no idea where it is, no co ordinates, google earth has taken me back to the south coasting google maps claims it cannot determine location. sorry but i only half half a meg broadband speed so it takes time.

Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Thats ok.
The problem then is interference in your area thats causing the GPS signals to become corrupted. The problem is there is nothing you can do about this. You know your devices are ok as it works perfectly at your friends house, so it confirms its an environmental cause.
It is likely related to electromagnetic interference from the Turbine, and your only recourse sorry is to bring it to the attention of the owner. As its environmental interference there is nothing you can do to avoid this on your device sorry.
If you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Else if you can take a second to rate my service by clicking one of the stars at the top of the screen then submit, that would be greatly appreciated.
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