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

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How to display current location on the home screen?

In my old phone I had a setting called "Area Info - cell information". When enabled it would show the location information next to the mobile network name, like: Vodafone Foobar Street I can't ...
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Enable Location Services via Remote Control

I always disable (Google) Location Services on my phone because they are always drain a lot battery (probably because my mobile Internet is very slow). But in case I lose my phone I can't use any ...
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Is there any way (or any iOS or Android app) which i can use to change the current location of my mobile device to be detected as a US location?

I want to test a mobile application which has map search and directions functionality, i.e driving directions from the current location. Is there any way in which i can change the current location of ...
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Why does Google Now display my “Home” and “Work” locations inaccurately?

I'm in my home all day, every day, as are my internet-capable devices such as phone, Chromebook, etcetera, etcetera. Yet, when I click the magic wand at the bottom of Google Now (settings), it ...
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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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Full Google apps access to location needed for maps with GPS?

I have a HTC One S with Android 4.1.1 installed. I recently got the "google settings" app and checked the settings in there. Under the field "location" is a switch to "Let google apps access your ...
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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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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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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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How to periodically send GPS location to a mysql server over HTTP?

I am looking for a way to send every x seconds my gps location to my mysql db. What I need is the lat/long, speed and direction. I want that my phone send it to a website. So every x seconds it will ...
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HTML5 geolocation does not work with GPS in stock browser

I am using a Motorola XOOM2 ME with Android 3.2.2. Location settings are: no Wifi as source, but GPS as source enabled. Browser is allowed to access location. If I go to maps.google.com in the ...
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How to be alerted when to get off the train?

Let's say I'm playing a game, reading a book, surfing the net or watching a video and I'm getting close to my stop. Is there some way (perhaps an app) that can alert me that it's time to get off? ...
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Gmaps location not obtained while using ART

I've been trying to get the current location on my Nexus 5. When I click on the location button on the bottom right corner it keeps showing "waiting for location", but nothing happens. But it ...
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Is there a way to get GPS to work without Google Location Service constantly enabled?

The GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S2 cannot find my current location whenever Google Location Service is disabled. I have it disabled most of the time because my battery drains much faster when the ...
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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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How does Google find devices for Android Device Manager?

I've seen the news story a few weeks ago that Google has finally implemented a feature similar to Apple's Find My iPhone. The weird thing is that Google says that somehow magically all old devices ...
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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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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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Anything that can text geocoords?

I'd like to text someone my location so they can use something like maps.google.com and navigate to me. Any app or technique that makes this task easier than putzing around asking for the address?
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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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Google Maps constantly requesting location

I'm running LBP Privacy Guard, and every 30 minutes or so I get a warning that Google Maps is trying to request my location. Why is this, and how can I prevent this?
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Is there a way to use Google location service without tracking my positions constantly in background?

I want to use Google location service based on wifi or cell tower data without gathering and sending my (later anonymized) positions to Google in background when I do not explicitly make the requests. ...
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Geo-Tags get lost when uploading to picasa website

The picasa website also offfers a map, where you can see the pictures of your album. Unfortunatly the upload doesnt support geo tags. They are no more with the pictures on picasa website ;( You have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fresh Cyanogenmod install, location doesn't work

Yesterday I installed Cyanogenmod using the one click install on my Nexus 4. There is a little problem though: when using location in the battery saving mode, when it only uses cell and wifi signals ...
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How to add street and time as text to a photo?

I am looking for a way to automatically add the street address and current time as text to a photo. Failing that, I'm looking for a way to post-process any photo I choose to add that information as ...
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Location woes on HTC

If the NSA tracks me via my HTC phone, they must think I am strange... My location never updated. Ever. I tried removing the cache from News and Weather. Tried using GPS. Tried using WiFi. Nothing ...
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Android phone dialer home location

I remember from my HTC HD2 running Cyanogenmod 10.1 a "home location" indicator. It shows the area name of the caller's landline if somebody is calling. The default phone dialer app on my Newman N2 ...
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Google Now suggest I leave work early every day

I have flexible working hours. My work days are eight hours. I usually arrive at work between 8 and 10 am. That means I should leave at 4 pm or 6 pm. Google Now, however, insist that I should leave ...
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How can I get location detection working on my Pocket TV?

I have an Infinitec Pocket TV (PTV1000 running Android 4.0.4, build ICS02A) and none of the location detection settings seem to work. Whenever I click the my location icon in Google Maps, I get this ...
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How to mark messages from Field Trip as read?

Maybe it's just me, but how does one mark messages as being read in Field Trip? I was using it today and they same landmark popped up multiple times through out the day. I can't seem to find a way ...
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Android mobile location coverage around the world? [closed]

I have an Android application which I hope to promote in developing/emerging markets for crowdsourced mobile work. Reliable location detection is a major part of some of the scenarios. I understand ...
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Enabling geolocation in web browser

I'm partially unable to get geolocation within a web browser. When the phone-wide "use wifi for location" box is unchecked, going to a new website the requires geolocation fails. For example, ...
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tasker (or other software) - mute or change usergroup ringtone, depending on place (by mobile cell) and time [closed]

Can I make with tasker to make a caller group silent depends on the cell information and time? Example: When I'm at home and it's after 10pm, all call need to be silent, only family calls enabled to ...
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How to find nearest cell tower location?

I need to find the nearest cell tower to my current location. I found my current location using GPS, but I need to get the location of the nearest tower to me.
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Stop Evernote from using Location based services?

Here is a screenshot from Evernote app: How do I stop Evernote from using this service? I have looked around the settings but did not find anything.
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How can I track my location and phone logs?

As an experiment, I would like to track the following things: Location Phone logs Text messages I have a Nexus 4 running KitKat (CyanogenMod, rooted), and I would prefer to export to CSV or ...
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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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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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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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Youmail visual voicemail in a foreign country?

Youmail is one of my favorite apps to get voicemail to download onto my phone. However, I am now in Israel for the year, but I would still like to be able to use it. The way it seems to work right ...
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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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Activate and disable GPS through adb shell on Marshmallow (Android 6.0)

It used to be possible to disable location using adb shell prior to Android 6.0 using this line: adb shell settings put secure location_providers_allowed ' ' And enabling high accuracy mode using ...