I have an iPad mini, non-cellular, without GPS.

Yesterday, I had opened the app RATP. In the app, I had a map. I took my iPad outside, in Paris. I opened my iPad. I still had the map. And — surprise, surprise! — the iPad showed my location on the map. When I moved, the iPad showed my new location!

How is this wonder possible?

  • Was WiFi active at this time? – nohillside Jun 12 '16 at 9:38
  • AFAIK iOS deduces the location from the various WiFi hotspots around you if possible. – nohillside Jun 12 '16 at 9:45
  • @patrix — I had left wi-fi on. But I had no wi-fi connection, I was about 15 km away from my home. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jun 12 '16 at 10:13
  • @patrix - How? The iPad can know which wi-fi networks are nearby. But then what? – Nicolas Barbulesco Jun 12 '16 at 10:16
  • duckduckgo.com/… – nohillside Jun 12 '16 at 11:36

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