Most Android devices have a built-in GPS receiver. GPS stands for Global Positioning System, and is a space-based satellite navigation system mainly used to obtain the device's current location, but it also provides time information.

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How to disable GPS if not in use?

Is there a third-party app that can disable GPS if not in use by any app?
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Location broken on Nexus 5 with CM11

I have a Google Nexus 5 device ("hammerhead"). In the beginning I was amazed at the GPS performance; most of the time I had a fix after at most 5 seconds. A few months ago I installed Cyanogenmod ...
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Does the Verizon HTC One (M8) restrict GPS in China?

This is a cross-post of "Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?" Based on some of the answers and comments there, I am attempting to figure out what GPS sensor is being used in my phone, and ...
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What is the reason for the energy tail in the GPS receiver?

When turning off the GPS receiver many android phones will continue to consume battery attributed to the receiver for a few seconds (approximately 4-7 seconds on the phones I have looked at). What is ...
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Diagnosing as possible GPS issue with a Nexus 5

My Nexus 5 has developed some GPS oddities that lead me to wonder if I've dropped it one time too many. I write this question to ask for some diagnostic procedure to tell. Situations: Inability to ...
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Getting offline GPS fix?

I have a simple problem with my phone's GPS: I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo with Android 4.4.2 (unrooted) Here's the problem: GPS literally takes forever to load, I connect to internet and wait some ...
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Trying to download foreign aps

I've been trying to customize my android. Found a cool set of buttons but one problem. The app store says it is "not available in (my) country" I have tried spoofing the GPS but that did not work. ...
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What does “Download GPS assisted data only over Wi-Fi networks” really mean?

Since I checked this option in Settings > Personal > Location, GPS finally works when no data connection is available, eg. when travelling in foreign countries. It's still slower than when a data ...
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How is it Google Maps works without data?

I ran out of data for this month so disabled it. Google maps still works in map view when I'm following my route. How is this possible? Is it that GPS can still work without wifi/data and as long as ...
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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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how to insert GPS coordinates in a spreadsheet in my android phone?

In connection with a project, I want to record the length, breadth and its position (GPS coordinates) of some constructions (around 500 of them spreading in 10km ie, 500 rows in spreadsheet). ...
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Is it possible to turn on Hands Free mode without GPS?

I've noticed that whenever I turn on Hands Free mode, the GPS is automatically turned on as well. This is not the behaviour that I want. When I turn on Hands Free, I just want to enable it, not the ...
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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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Samsung S4 GPE - “GPS Signal Lost” Dilemma. Considering Factory Reset. Need Backup advice

I've just found this web site and I'm hoping that I can get some advice/assistance. I have a Samsung S4 Google Play Edition phone. The GPS worked fine for close to a year. (Location setting on High ...
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GPS Link to open a map application

I need to create a list off GPS locations to share with many people at work. They will all use it with their android phones. I would like a link that when clicked lets them choose what app to open it ...
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How to configure smartphone/tablet to have no data connection? [duplicate]

Before going on a trip overseas with no data plan, I need to check how well my Google Nexus 7 tablet works to geolocate me with just GPS + Glonass + GSM towers. From experience, I know that just ...
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How to configure smartphone/tablet to have no data connection?

Before going on a trip overseas with no data plan, I need to check how well my Google Nexus 7 tablet works to geolocate me with just GPS + Glonass + GSM towers. From experience, I know that just ...
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Maps not pointing in the right direction

I have issues with google maps on my Nexus 5 running Android 5.0.1 The position dot (my location) has a spiky side indicating my orientation. However it doesn't point the right way. Let's say I am ...
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Are GPS coordinates determined via data transfer? [duplicate]

I'm running on Android 4.2 and I have an app that sends data (via 3G) to my server including my current GPS coordinates. Sometimes, however, my data gets sent but the GPS coordinates are left blank. ...
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Can I disable GPS?

Is there a way to completely switch off GPS or deny apps access to it? Even though all three checkboxes in Settings -> More -> Location Services are unchecked and the button in the notification ...
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[Redmi 1S][GPS] Unable to finding location using GPS

When I search or ask application to find my location using GPS or Network location service (such as Path, GMaps, etc) this will let looping continuously "trying to retrieve your current location". ...
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GPS Problem Smartwatch MLAIS K2

I have a smartwatch Mlais or Kingelon K2 that i have updated following this tutorial. Now, i have lost my connection GPS and serial number... what can i do? I tried FasterGPS, but no success. ...
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How can I start GPS track logging from an intent?

I'd like to automatically start and stop recording a GPS track by sending an intent, e.g. from Tasker. I don't care what app is used to record the GPS track, and it's OK if I have to set it up myself ...
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GPS readings: why is altitude inaccurate by 50m, while longitude and latitude are more precise?

I'm using the GeoTracker application to record position and velocity as I exercise along a track. I live on relatively flat ground, only shift up and down no more than5 meters at the very maximum, but ...
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How do I record NMEA sentences from a Garmin GLO?

I recently picked up a Garmin GLO bluetooth GPS unit. My question, how do I log to file the NMEA data streaming from the GLO to my Samsung Galaxy S5 (Android 4.4.4)? I've been using Bluetooth GPS and ...
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I have lost my Samsung Galaxy Ace

2 days ago, I misplaced my Samsung Galaxy Ace in my room. I had woken up (It charged the whole night so it had 100% charge), and put it somewhere in my room. The thing is, I think I turned it off. ...
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get gps coordinates offline

Is there a way to get currect geographical coordinates using android gps while being offline (e.g. lost in the mountains) without additional applications?
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Droid 4 no longer finding any GPS satellites

I have a Motorola Droid 4 with Verizon service. As of two days ago, it is apparently getting no GPS data from satellites. I thought it was a temporary glitch (cloudy sky, just turned the phone on, ...
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Is GPS replaced by A-GPS in Android latest version (4.4, 5.0)?

I have created an application that uses GPS for getting current location. I have checked my app in latest version of Android (4.4), and it is not working as it works on previous version. I saw the ...
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Use Google's location service?

When I turn on my device's GPS, Android issues the following: Use Google's location service? Let Google help apps determine location. This means sending anonymous location data to Google, even ...
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Server-less Location Based Time Tracking

Is there a free (or with a free plan - described below) server-less (no cloud) location based time tracking software for Android? I want to introduce a landmark as say 'Office 1' (polygon or just a ...
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Geotagging not working when off the road

i have LG G2 mini phone with anroid 4.4.2. I have a problem with photo geotagging, it works perfectly when a photo is taken in a place which is marked on the map (for example a road) but when you take ...
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Can't get GPS Lock on HTC M8

Currently I have an HTC M8. I bought the AT&T version and converted over to GPE without a hitch. Lately I've noticed my GPS apps have not been working. So, I did some research and downloaded GPS ...
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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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Trying to perform a system update crashes the Settings app

I've bought a Lenovo A7 3300 16GB tablet running Android 4.2.2. I tried to updated my tablet to the last version of Android by going into Settings > About phone > System update, but when I tap ...
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Does any app and website that I can track my workers using GPS?

I want to hire people to distribute flyers. I want to let my clients see that my workers are working, see where they have gone, see how many hours of work have they done. Is there any app and website ...
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GPS functionality degradation on Galaxy SIII

I recently moved from a relatively flat area to an area near the mountains. I used to have good reception for my GPS when I would run using the RunKeeper app. Now I only get reception for about half ...
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One tap GPS toggle on Nexus 4

Is there a way in Android 4.4 to activate (on/off) the GPS in only one tap on Nexus 4? Now I use a shortcut to arrive at the GPS menu (first tap/first picture) then click on/off (second tap/second ...
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Location of GPS-data file

I am interestes in seeing the raw gps data of the Google Location History, which I have turned on. I had a look in the the /data/gps/log/ folder in my device and it has interestingly named files but ...
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Revoke GPS permission for a system app on 4.0.4

I have a Sony Xperia Miro running Android 4.0.4 - Not Rooted, Stock Firmware. It contains Facebook as system app. Now, i don't want them to track me so i usually have GPS disabled. My question is now: ...
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Configure UART GPS module for Friendlyarm nanopc-t1 on Android

have a NanoPC-t1 device and I'm running Android 4.2.2 on it. I want to install my gy-gps6MV2 module and make it work as the device GPS. Do I need root access? (I already tried to root device with ...
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GPS battery usage as a function of how often it is pinged for data

Consider an app that uses GPS to get location details. Those types of apps often use a lot of battery power. Here is what I am wondering; let say one app get the details every 5 seconds, and another ...
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Nexus S GPS reception quality has dropped : Can it be fixed?

My Nexus S GPS unit seems to function more poorly every week. Sometimes I can't get a lock at all: using a GPS monitor shows it perpetually stuck at three satellites. I frequently loose GPS ...
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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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GPS Doesn't Work

I have SGH-M919 (SGS4 T-Mobile variant). First, it had stock ROM, stock firmware, and it was SIM locked to T-Mobile, so I unlocked it with SRS server service (I live outside the US, so labs in my area ...
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Whatsapp keeps turning my GPS on, how can I stop it?

Whenever I use Whatsapp, my GPS turns on. Even after I go to the settings and un-tick the box that allows apps to use my GPS tracking, Whatsapp seems to be able to bypass the permission, turn GPS on ...
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How to track data consumed by assisted GPS?

My Moto E sometimes uses up mobile data even though I have turned it off. To fix this, I added a dummy APN with random values. But still occasional data charges are incurred. I found this and am ...
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Huawei G700-U10 GPS keeps enabling itself after a while

Is there a method to track which apps are turning on my GPS to access my location? I just realized today that my GPS was turned on last night. I turned it off as soon as I noticed, but then it turns ...
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LG G2 GPS works only when screen is off!

I have the weirdest problem in my LG G2 - the GPS works only when I'm turning my screen OFF! Running Kitkat Problem reproduces with both Waze and Google Maps Navigation Tried a factory reset, didn't ...
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HTC Sensation XE, Mobile data OFF when GPS ON

When any app on my android device started to read GPS (with GPS icon ON at notification area), my mobile data connection is OFF right away and then ON again after about 10-20 seconds. It happens in ...