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Many phone type devices that have GPS apps use a week type date that is going to roll over this year which could make your GPS go wacky. Verizon posted a list of the devices that could be affected. See below.

https://www.verizonwireless.com/legal/notices/global-positioning-system/?dup=cta&CMP=EMC-UPG_AD_HOC_19_C_S_10_EM_CDMA_GPS&EMHID=add98050d3db6051e50c5330d4f96ccbcbcbc7abd7a3dbf6f2a417adec3baa51&CUHID=a4c354dc16030dada2c26d41fecadd97a20947269ce26b87991971482fd43055

Linda

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Interesting. Verizon seems to operate differently than the international standard which says that the roll-over on April 7, 2019? I did a Google search on the subject and found a long list of articles on the subject and the only one stating Nov. 3, 2019 is Verizon, while numerous other sources say it already happened on April 7, 2019. 

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Yep, even the Homeland Security page which Verizon linked to says April 6, 2019.  I'll have to get out my old Garmins and see if they still work.

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I have no idea what any of this means, but my phone isn't affected and neither is my husband's older phone.

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It appears no Garmins are affected. This is a phone issue. And some iPads but not mine--yay!

The original date for this problem was in April which Verizon acknowledged but they seems to think that date changed. I have no knowledge of this other than what I re-posted.

Linda

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3 hours ago, LindaH said:

I have no idea what any of this means, but my phone isn't affected and neither is my husband's older phone.

Kirk's links help.

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When my Dave checked into this relating to my iPad he said mine was not affected. BUT, some older iPads have the Nov 3rd effective date. He has no clue why this should be true but Apple says it is.

Linda

On edit: Dave just showed me an Apple bulletin which says some iPhones and iPads dating from 2012 and earlier will have this problem unless you do an iOS update on your device before Nov. 3rd. It says some other manufacturer's devices began being affected on April 6th but Apple devices will not be affected until Nov 3rd. Again, we have no idea why this should be this way but Apple says it is.

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