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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-21-2011
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: none

GeoLocation timed out

hi how come my bb playbook keeps on repeating this error for facebook Check In, "Error The GeoLocation timed out when attempting to retrieve a location, please try again in a bit." what will i do?

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Posts: 2,359
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Re: GeoLocation timed out

Facebook application is trying to access the GPS, best thing to do is get a clear shot at the sky, no buildings and trees, hopefully on a clear day, let the GPS get your location. this should help with your error.
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Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: GeoLocation timed out

Additional requirements for good GPS results:

1. If you haven't used it before, or for many hours, you may need to wait many minutes before the "ephemeris" data is downloaded from all the visible satellites, which is required before you'll get any accurate readings.

2. Do NOT cover the lower right corner (in landscape mode) with your hand or anything that may block the signals from the satellites.

3. Consider disabling WiFi temporarily (where that's possible... not in the FaceBook app, I suppose) as WiFi seems to interfere with the accuracy of the GPS readings. (First time I'm reporting this... you won't find any real info about this yet if you search. Smiley Sad )

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-21-2011
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: none

Re: GeoLocation timed out

okay thank you Smiley Happy
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Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: GeoLocation timed out

@alchrayze, please let us know if any of that ends up helping. We often provide advice with no later feedback, which makes it a bit hard to improve the advice we can offer. Thanks in advance! Smiley Happy

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!
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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎01-13-2012
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: rogers

Re: GeoLocation timed out

i am having the same issue the geo location time out. nothing has resolved the issue. any advise?
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Posts: 51
Registered: ‎05-25-2012
My Device: Bold 9930
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Re: GeoLocation timed out

Hi,

 

I am using the geolocation tutorials at https://developer.blackberry.com/html5/documentation/ww_tutorials/tutorial_create_first_app_part1_19...

 

It is runing perfectly on my emulator. but the output is not showing up on the actual device. it just shows the icon & button. when i click the button , it prompts a message box Application Permisssions.

allow/Deny. I select Allow. but nothing happens after that.

 

Any idea?

I have bold 9930 wifi is enabled.

 

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Posts: 1,945
Registered: ‎11-28-2011
My Device: PlayBook 32 & 64 GB & Torch 9860, Z30
My Carrier: Wind Mobile

Re: GeoLocation timed out

Make sure your phone is disconnected from your PlayBook. Turn off the Bluetooth, reboot the PlayBook and try again.
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Posts: 51
Registered: ‎05-25-2012
My Device: Bold 9930
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Re: GeoLocation timed out

The app is running on my phone bold 9930 Os 7.1

I turned off the bluetooth & tried it- not working.

I disconnected from system & started the app-not working.