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  1. fgaudet's Avatar
    I have an annoying bug with the native WP8 map app (not the Nokia Here maps) on my HTC 8X : my current location always shows the pin of a location I onced saved, no matter where I actually am.

    Let's say I called it that location "Our house, in the middle of a street", well now whenever I open maps and click for my current location, it will have a pin "Our house, in the middle of a street" on my current location; needless to say, my house is *not* in the middle of that street...

    I deleted that saved location, recreated it somewhere else, re-deleted it, renamed it, deleted the history... nothing fixed the problem: where ever I am is always "Our house, in the middle of street".

    Anyone else got this bug ?
    Anyone know how to fix this, short of doing a phone reset ? (*not an option at the moment*)

    For now, I've resolved to switch to Nokia Here maps as a temporary (permanent?) fix...

    Note 1: I have GDR2, but this bug predates that. Phone is unlocked HTC 8X from Rogers, 8Gb.
    Note 2: When I initially created that pin, I had problems and the app crashed - I think the phone hardlocked...
    09-09-2013 01:15 PM
  2. Curtieson's Avatar
    Can you post a screen shot of the issue without completely giving your address away?

    I'd say your best bet is it uninstall the app, but...you can't do that without hard restarting the phone.
    09-09-2013 01:34 PM
  3. fgaudet's Avatar
    Can you post a screen shot of the issue without completely giving your address away?

    I'd say your best bet is it uninstall the app, but...you can't do that without hard restarting the phone.
    Here's a link to a screenshot - note the actual pin says "Maison Mackenzie". Where ever I am is "Maison Mackenzie"... ("Our house..." was just a more interesting example )
    http://sdrv.ms/17lEWYa

    Indeed, I think the only way to "reinstall" the native map app is a phone reset, and I can't do that right now, I need my phone at the moment...
    09-09-2013 04:08 PM
  4. fgaudet's Avatar
    *bump*
    So, no one else has this bug? A persistent previously saved pin always following your current location, no matter where you are...
    09-10-2013 09:46 AM
  5. Curtieson's Avatar
    I feel like you named yourself...and that is what is following you around... It is very weird. How did you first try to "save your location" / what were you doing when it crashed and stuck there?
    09-10-2013 10:57 AM
  6. fgaudet's Avatar
    I feel like you named yourself...and that is what is following you around... It is very weird. How did you first try to "save your location" / what were you doing when it crashed and stuck there?
    Yes, I think that's what happend too, I somehow named 'myself', but I can't find how to change this.
    I don't remember exactly how it happened, it was a little while ago - it may actually have been the first [S]pin[/S] location I saved and got prompted for something, realized my mistake, mashed the back button furiously and crashed out...
    Last edited by fgaudet; 09-10-2013 at 03:37 PM. Reason: Can't save pins! It's location location location... ;)
    09-10-2013 01:23 PM
  7. Curtieson's Avatar
    Yea...I don't know what you mean by "the first pin I saved". I can save favorite locations (but only in HERE Maps, not Bing) and pin locations to the start screen but not sure how to save a pin...

    Sorry, but you completely got me, haha.

    What happens when you just "clear map". Normally that just takes all the names off the screen...?
    09-10-2013 02:31 PM
  8. fgaudet's Avatar
    Ooops, meant favorite location, not pin!

    You can save locations in Bing maps this way :
    1. press and hold the location on the map you want to save; a pin will appear there with the address
    2. press the tag of the newly created pin, that will open an 'About' page for that location
    3. press the add to favorites icon at the bottom

    Clear map removes all the pins on the map; as soon as I click on my location on the map, the pin reappears.
    Also, looking in my map favorites/recent list, I get duplicates with the same tag everytime(?) I click the tag, so my "recent" list is overpopulated with a bunch of "Maison Mackenzie", with different & same addresses...
    09-10-2013 03:56 PM
  9. Curtieson's Avatar
    OK, I don't have the option to save a favorite in Bing Maps on my Nokia 920... I can only save favorites in HERE maps. (I just get to the Bing Maps through Local Scout.)

    And the duplicates is an issue too, there should only be 1 entry per address and once you revisit a place it moves to the top. Have you tried to remove all your Favorites? I am assuming you have.
    09-10-2013 04:15 PM
  10. fgaudet's Avatar
    Hadn't removed all my favorites yet, just did so but it changed nothing. :(
    Deleted history too, still no changes, as soon as I click the current location marker, "Maison Mackenzie" is shown, and it reappears in my "recent" too.
    /sad
    09-10-2013 10:24 PM
  11. Curtieson's Avatar
    Maybe this will help, it's all I've got left...

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    09-11-2013 08:42 AM
  12. fgaudet's Avatar
    Lol, better than nothing!
    I've posted my problem on the Windows forums, but smells like the only solution will be a phone reset... :\
    09-13-2013 07:17 AM

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