Ionic geolocaion incorrect in ios

this.geolocation.getCurrentPosition().then((resp) => {
}).catch((error) => {
console.log(‘Error getting location’, error);

in my app always display wrong location of ios but android app it display correct.

Same issue here. The plugin gives me coordinates in San Francisco, CA. I am located in Ohio.

How are you testing? What is your ionic info output?

I’m testing with real device always it display 200m-300m away from current position
this is ionic info output
cli packages: (/usr/lib/node_modules)

@ionic/cli-utils  : 1.9.2
ionic (Ionic CLI) : 3.9.2


Node : v8.2.1
npm  : 5.3.0 
OS   : Linux 4.4

Hi Sujan, thanks for your help. The inaccurate location comes when testing on on a Macbook Pro with Mac OS Sierra emulator. After building to a mobile device, the location is accurate. Thanks!
Ionic Info:

cli packages: (/Users/josterfeld/.nvm/versions/node/v6.11.1/lib/node_modules)

@ionic/cli-utils  : 1.12.0
ionic (Ionic CLI) : 3.12.0

global packages:

cordova (Cordova CLI) : 7.0.1 

local packages:

@ionic/app-scripts : 3.0.0
Cordova Platforms  : android 6.2.3 ios 4.5.1
Ionic Framework    : ionic-angular 3.7.1


Android SDK Tools : 25.2.5
ios-deploy        : 1.9.1 
ios-sim           : 5.0.13 
Node              : v6.11.1
npm               : 3.10.10 
OS                : macOS Sierra
Xcode             : Xcode 8.3.3 Build version 8E3004b 


backend : legacy
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Is Google Maps or Apple Maps more accurate?

That was what I was going for :wink: Great it works for you now.

if you are testing with emulator your current location not taken by emulator it only take location that provided to emulator

this.geolocation.getCurrentPosition({enableHighAccuracy:true}).then((position) => {

let latLng = new google.maps.LatLng(position.coords.latitude, position.coords.longitude);

let mapOptions = {
center: latLng,
zoom: 16,
mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
}; = new google.maps.Map(this.mapElement.nativeElement, mapOptions);

this.marker = new google.maps.Marker({
animation: google.maps.Animation.DROP,

let content = “

Your location



this is my code it display correctly in android but ios always away 200m - 500m away from my current location

Yes, it’s working on mobile devices, so I’m happy- false alarm. Thank you for your help!

please guys give me a help for this issue.

hey, have you get any solution for this? @manjulaucsc

Hi, for me the location is coming incorrect even on the Device,
for example, if I’m setting my location as “Washington state”, its pointing to “Washington DC”.
It’s working fine on Android though