Wrong date and location for photos uploaded on iphone app

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): iOS

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings or About): 3.2, build 636, iOS 14.4

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : n/a

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages:



Screenshots of what you are seeing (instructions for taking a screenshot on computers and mobile devices: https://www.take-a-screenshot.org/):

Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):

Step 1: Take a bunch of pictures with phone

Step 2: Go back through pictures and upload to iNat app by selecting them in the photo browser.

Step 3: Notice that location is wrong for a picture - it seems generally to be getting the wrong date and time (usually [or always?] a more recent one), and the location that is associated with that wrong date and time.

Step 4: Delete and reupload the picture, which now has the correct date and location.

I have included screen shots of the same observation before and after uploading with the correct info shown, along with URLs for the observations in their current state.

I haven’t had this happen to me. Can you please email or dropbox/google drive those photos and share with help@inaturalist.org?

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I’ve had this happen a bunch. I’ve taken observation within a local park, only for when I check the location information later it lists the observation as occurring somewhere in a suburb or urban center! Unfortunately I fixed all of the cases where it happened to me manually, but I can try to keep an eye out if it happens again.