Geolocation is the identification of the real-world geographic location of an object, like your Android device.

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To what forms of “Where are you” will Google Hangouts afford a “Share your location” button?

When asked "Where are you now?" by another person in Google Hangouts, the app will offer an action button for you to send your location to the person: What other forms of that phrase will work? So ...
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Nexus 5 Location has not updated for months?

I have a Nexus 5 running on 5.1.1 but the location has not updated for the past couple months, traveled out of town but still in-state, then came back and the city never updated, so now Google Now ...
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Location high accuracy mode with wi-fi turned off

My understanding: location mode «High Accuracy» is more efficient than «Device only» because it unburdens some of the GPS task by using Wi-Fi networks information. Consider these settings: «Scan ...
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How can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi?

How can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi? I would like to see at what times exactly in the last week (for example) my phone connected to wifi. In fact I would like ...
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I'm getting frequent inaccurate location as the same location, can I make this stop?

My wife and I are both having this occur frequently, with the primary issue it brings up being that we often find ourselves getting directions to our desired location or searches for things nearby ...
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Toggle location services via adb in Android 5

I see this answer from 2013, but now there are options for High Accuracy, Battery Saving, and Device Only. Also, there was no command for disabling location.
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Old phone to track my bike in case of theft

I have an old galaxy s3, I was thinking of storing it in my bike seat or a lockbox on my bike in case it gets stolen so i can track down my bike. Is there any way of doing this without a sim ...
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Google location services off by multiple states

I have 2 phones attached to my google account. One is an iphone and one is android. I noticed the android one occasionally displaying a location in my weather widget for places that anywhere from 30 ...
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View when a known Bluetooth device was last connected

I somehow managed to loose my LG G Watch, and it has now been about 2 weeks :/ Around the time that I lost it, I was doing some traveling, so I am trying to figure out where exactly me device might ...
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No cache.cell and cache.wifi files

I have teXet X-Basic running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with these location options on: Access to my location GPS satellites Wi-Fi & mobile network location But after about 1.5 months I still do ...
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How accurate is google gps location?

How accuate is location data using gps? My partner went to visit his young daughter at her mother's house, he says he stayed there for 30-40 mins. However, his gps location showed him going to the ...
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Same phone shows different locations using Life360 vs Google Maps

My mother's cellphone shows her in two different cities on the same day. The Life360 app shows she's in Chicago, while the Google Location history shows she's in Alabama. I think she might have ...
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Can Google use location information based on Photos landmarks with Location set to off?

I recently updated Google Photos in my Nexus 5 (with Android 5) and I was surprised to see that Photo Assistant has created location-based stories with titles like "A Sunday Morning in X Mountain" ...
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My android phone location history shows locations not visited

My Android handphone is enabled for home Wifi as well as Cell tower connection. My location services have been enabled as well to use Google map for tracking Location history.. Whenever I go to my ...
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Can Google device manager turn location on automatically?

For battery saving purpose is there any way to google device manager turn location on when we need it (Like when I search "Find my phone")???
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location showing up 70/100 miles away [duplicate]

On a regular basis during morning commute our signal shows actual location, then shows location in the next city 70 miles away for a few minutes, then shows actual location again. Both locations are ...
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Google Location History [duplicate]

I stay in my college. google location history shows points on the map around my college every now and then. But, the problem is, sometimes it shows the point on my house which is around 2km when I'm ...
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how to change location tags on pictures to a satellite map

I put location tags on some of my pictures, but whenever I do it shows up as the boring, no terrain, just road map. Some of the pictures I want to location tag are off roading, so there are no roads. ...
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Moved out with my router : Location services don't get it

So I moved out, carrying along my WiFi router. I set it up at my new place, but now, every time I use a location service, it recognizes my router and places me at my old address... Any way I can force ...
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Recover Location History with Location Reporting

By mistake I turned off Location History, but Location Reporting was still on. I noticed that after 2 weeks, so I cannot see the Location History for that period. Is it still possible to recuperate ...
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How to fake a location (GPS) on Android phone without downloading any spoof location apps

I really need some pointers. I've enabled "allowed mock locations" option on my android phone but I can't download apps to fake my location. I'm being monitored on what app I use or download. ...
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Disabling Android Device Manager location notification on Galaxy S4

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. When you use the Android Device Manager to locate your phone it shows a notification that it was utilized, which is stupid in my opinion as it tells the bad guys/gals what ...
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Occasional incorrect point on Location History; the point is the place I often visit [duplicate]

My Location History often shows a point far away from where I was. It does not seem to be a problem with determining my location (GPS or whatever method). Last Friday it suddenly showed a single point ...
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Get lat and lng based on my position from android phone

I feel myself so lame, because what I want, it seems so obvious, but for me, it's not. I am developing a game in my city, where I want to place some NFC tags, and players need to visit these places. ...
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My Wi-Fi & mobile network location is horribly wrong!

I have enabled network location to use features of google now on my phone- here's what happens, once or twice a week: instead of my location, which is Milan, Italy, I see myself (and get advice for ...
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View which apps have accessed location data recently

I've heard that Android 5.0 (Lollipop) provides a way that users can view which apps have recently accessed location data. I'd like to list all apps that have collected my location information ...
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Google Location History shows location I have never been to…6,000 miles away

I was looking at my GPS location history on my phone, just for fun. When the map loaded, it displayed all of the places I'd been to, AND a long red line connected to a few red dots in Algeria. Mind ...
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Why are my locations wrong [duplicate]

My google map has me at locations I have never been to. My husband thinks I am lying and also thinks I have made up maps with fake locations. Is there any way to make my phone stop putting me in these ...
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What is Mozilla Location Based Services?

When I installed Firefox on my phone it gave me the option to enable Mozilla Location Services. What does this actually do? Does it help locate things around you, for example stores? Does it increase ...
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How often does an app like Happn update GPS-location?

I'm curious about how much location information is collected about me when I use an app like Happn. Does anyone have a good estimate of how often GPS information is collected when the app is running ...
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Why Google still use my localisation when I have disabled all location services?

When I use google.com (usually I work with duckduckgo instead, because of privacy policy) on my Phone (in web browser), it shows me my city and country on the bottom of the page. I have disabled ...
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Can't view Location (textual desciption) information in Windows when opening picture taken with Camera app

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have enabled GPS on my device and have also enabled the GPS tag feature in my Camera application. When a picture is taken, GPS information is attached to the image, and ...
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Need shortcut for Galaxy S4 “GPS Only” shortcut

A week or two ago AT&T rolled out another forced update that I didn't want and didn't give me a chance to deny it! I tried to postpone but it ignored me and forced the update anyway. This new ...
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How to use GPS without using Google Location Services

Because I do not want to consent to the Google Location Services privacy agreement I have this switched off. By doing so I know some location functionality like cell-based and wifi-based location will ...
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Google location history… wild anomaly [duplicate]

Was driving home today from a trip up north and decided to check my journey on Google's location history after I got back. Phone is a Nexus 5 running Android 5.0 ... the locations mostly correct apart ...
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Can Location history not match actual location? [duplicate]

My husbands location history shows he has been places he says he has not been. Also, shows he has been only one or two places, and missing locations that I know he has been. Is there a way to set a ...
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What information does Chrome/Android send to Google to discover my “WiFi based” location?

Their commercial geolocation API doc says it needs a list of every WiFi access point around, with, for each of them: MAC address, ESSID signal strength, a few others. Common devices probably ...
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Set Android device default install location to external SD card [duplicate]

I have Samsung GalaxyS2. Is there a way to set the default install location to SD card of all downloaded apps from play store.
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location history on android maxx showing 10.5 miles away from supposed location [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me if the location history can bee off by 10.5 miles with WiFi and GPS on while indoors? Thanks
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A way to get location coordinates from command line

I'm looking for a command line, or a series of commands that can dump or list the latitude and longitude on a rooted device. I connect to a device using ADB shell. A way that will cause the ...
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Can the motion-detector and gyro be used to track the phone's location after a GPS fix?

Once a location has been fixed or approximated via GPS and Wifi, it seems it should be relatively straightforward to track the phone's approximate location with the motion detector until another fix ...
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How to read geolocation using adb shell

Is it possible to read geolocation data (either one provided by GPS or by GSM) using adb shell?
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Constant location requests from Facebook - how to turn off?

My location request icon is constantly on. When I hit the location request notification, it tells me that Facebook and Google Play Services are high battery usage. When I force stop Facebook, the ...
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Android to Android default file save

I recently transferred some files from a friend's Android phone to mine, via a cable connection. I now can't find the files on my phone - would someone be able to tell me the default file save ...
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Removed an Xposed module but still causing conflict

I installed Disable Location Consent and have been having GPS issues where I cannot actually use High Accuracy mode so I removed this module but the problem still remains. Are there remnants of the ...
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Why does my android phone think it was in Japan? [duplicate]

According to google.com/locationhistory, I was in Tokyo in February. It could be that I had so much saké I'm forgetting something important, but as far as I know I've never been to Japan. Other ...
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How do I add more locations for weather updates in Google Now?

Currently, Google Now shows me weather updates of my home and work locations. However, I want to add more locations for weather updates. But I couldn't find any setting regarding the same? Is it ...
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Why doesn't Google Now's place-specific reminders remember my home location?

I have my home and work locations set. These show up accurately in Google Maps and also in Google Now if I go "Wand" -> "Places" at the bottom. However, whenever I go to set a place-specific ...
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Google Location history showing me in another continent? Did someone hack me? [duplicate]

I've just found out about Google Location history and it correctly displays all the places I've been to in Bolivia to-a-T. Really accurate. What concerns me is that there is a dot in Beking, ...
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Google maps location History is placing me in a different hotel [duplicate]

My wife thinks that when I am on a business trip I stay at a different hotel than I told her, I stayed at a bar all night and left my car at the corporate office over night. All of this is from ...