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

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Lost Android with no internet connection

I was concerned that I lost my phone earlier and accessed Samsung's Find My mobile. Having gotten a "not connected to network" message I was concerned. Luckily my phone was in an odd place but when I ...
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Nexus 6P GPS location inaccuracies

I have a brand-new Nexus 6P, not rooted, running Android 6.0.1. I have location mode set to high accuracy (with GPS, WiFi Scanning, and Bluetooth Scanning all set to on). Almost all of the time, this ...
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Let my friend check my locations while I am taking a stranger's car?

I am thinking about taking a long-distance rideshare offered by a stranger on Craigslist. For safety, I would like my friends to track my location, until I reach the destination and tell them that I ...
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Some location based mobile sites not working in chrome

I'm getting a message from some websites (m.yelp.com and nextbus.com) they do not have "permission to access your location". I have my location permission turned on for chrome in the app manager and ...
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Is google location history accurate [duplicate]

my girlfriend's location history show her places on different days that she swears she had not been to. I s this info accurate
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What happens if I remove a file from /etc/permissions?

So I rooted my phone recently and want to thoroughly clean up my phone. I specifically want to remove a file in /etc/permissions (or /system/etc/permissions) called android.hardware.location.gps.xml, ...
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Vehicle tracking

All office buses would have Android 4G mobile phones with the driver, always switched on and always charging. These mobile phones need to broadcast realtime location possibly from an Android app, or ...
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How can I share my current GPS location from google maps?

I'm at a screen such as this and I'd like to share the exact GPS location of the blue marker (not just the approximate address). The only way I've found is to get directions to somewhere, share the ...
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Location Error aftermoving

So I moved across the country (to Minnesota from Virginia) and now my location is always incorrect on my device, it shows my old home. I thought the initial problem was with the wifi but my wife's ...
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Can you use cell tower triangulation without a SIM card?

Since cell phones can call 911 without a SIM card present, it is clear that they can connect to a cellular network to which they are not subscribed. Is it possible to use this knowledge to do cell ...
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Cancel agreement to “Use enhanced location service” [duplicate]

I don't want to "Agree" to Google's "Use enhanced location service", but yesterday (after turning on 'Location') I accidentally clicked Agree, and now I want to undo that. How do reverse my agreement? ...
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How do I get the location consent prompt back [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I do not mind when the location consent screen pops up when I turn on GPS, in fact I prefer it As I always choose disagree The one that says "allow google's location ...
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How to deal with “short GSM IDs” in Tasker

My "cell near" in Tasker looks like this: GSM:4321.99011048 / 0 GSM:4321.99011052 / 0 GSM:4321 / 0 What is that short ID? If I take it out, my profile sometimes triggers as "leaving" even when I ...
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Set default location mode to device only [duplicate]

On my Motorola Moto G XT1068 with 5.0.2 whenever I'd turn on "location" it would ask permission to use high accuracy mode, and if I remember rightly, send information to Google. I always chose ...
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Can I use Google Play Services geofences to get location profiles without a service running all the time?

Apps like Llama let you use location-related properties (such as Wi-Fi network visibility) to trigger automation actions such as putting the phone on silent, but they do this by running as a ...
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Lock location services (off) on android 5.1.1

Is there a way to lock location services (keep it off) on android 5.1.1? Like with restrictions on iphone for example. I'm looking for a simple way to do this. A way to disable it permanently is also ...
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Different coloured journeys on location services

On google location services, my journeys are shown in dark blue, light blue and grey. Is there some significance to this?
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enter city state or zip code screen doesnt go away

I get this screen after the tap password in my G3. Where does it come from? how do I get rid of it? entering a city doesn't make it dissapear. it reappears the next time.
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Internet Browser show location from search history

When I opened the internet browser of my Android device, I saw at the bottom of the page the following line: Location - From your search history - Use precise location. I was in this location ...
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setting mock location remotely

for testing purpose I need to fake my GPS location on a real Android device. Now I know about the possibility of Android Emulator and setting their GPS location via telnet. I dont really have a clue ...
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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 card(...
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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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How accurate is google gps location? [duplicate]

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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I cannot find my current location while offline in google maps

Before I could easily find my current location being offline using offline maps but at present in the updated Google maps I am not able to use it. It shows the location while I am online, and once I ...
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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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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...