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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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 the day ...
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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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Cannot seem to lock GPS, what else can I try?

With the other answers outdated, I'm asking again: what can I do to make my GPS work? It worked before, but for some reason it just ceased to lock. I haven't done anything to the phone to make it not ...
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Kiosk, Rom + Launcher, need a little guidance

I am currently developing a software for use in the Home health industry, which handles Verifying an aid is actually administering care (EVV). This works with GPS and the read of a fixed NFC chip. i ...
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Can android collect info about wifi routers even if Google Play Service is disabled?

Androids newer versions have changed the 'GPS' button into a 'Location' button which now offers 3 options for determining your position (recording wifi router information and comparing it to a google ...
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GPS for WiFi only MiPad

I have a MiPad which works only with WiFi. How do I use it as a GPS device? Google map isn't able to access my location and my MiPad doesn't support tethering.
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Is it possible to get caller location by GPS?

I know there is another question about that but I don't have the ability to comment there and it's an old question. So, I need some update on the topic: is it possible now to get a location of the ...
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In Lollipop 5.0.2, every time I turn on the GPS it wants me to give permission to share my location with Google. How do I stop it?

I took this new phone which had a notification about an update. Thinking it is like Windows OS where I must have the newest updates for proper security practices- I agreed for the update. Turns out ...
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Sygic crashes with lollipop 5.02

Sygic 15.3.7 fails to start after upgrading to lollipop 5.02, Sygic support say they have never heard of this problem.
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How do I get rid of the GPS navigation and replace it with an icon?

I have the Samsung Galaxy s4 with echoe rom v51 (lollipop 5.0.1 ) installed and I would like to learn how do I get rid of the GPS navigation text notification and replace it with an icon (of course ...
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How can I check if my phone supports GLONASS, WAAS and EGNOS?

I know my phone has a GPS receiver, and it is able to find my location using that. But does it also use the GLONASS satellites? And can it use WAAS or EGNOS, to improve the accuracy of the position? ...
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How to know if the GPS signal has fixed my position on Lollipop?

On Jellybean when the phone was trying to find my GPS location there was a flashing indicator in the status bar and a static one when the location was found. On lollipop the indicator doesn't flash, ...
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What is the meaning of the fan shaped area behind my current position in those gps applications

In osmand and other gps navigation applications, my current position is shown as a spot with a certain radius, the radius shows the accuracy of my position, sometimes there is a fan shaped area in ...
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To know is my GPS broken

I have Asus Nexus 7 that performs with GPS in very ugly way. Sometimes it founds satellites, but usually - not. Is my device has some setup issue or just GPS is damaged? What might be steps to detect ...
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GPS accuracy is poor and Location History proves it. Any fix?

I have a Verizon Note 4. I've had it a year now and it's been great. Just recently, maybe after the Lollipop update, the GPS accuracy is poor. I often bounce around on Google Maps, Navigation keeps ...
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What is this part responsible for? The one behind the sticker in Galaxy S3

Below is an image. What is that part responsible for? I'm asking because lately I had some problems with the GPS in my Galaxy S3, and I found out this sticker doesn't stick well. I think, but am not ...
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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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How to 'move' sygic maps to sd card

I've a new Lollipop smartphone (LG Spirit), i've Sygic Gps, but when i download maps, Android save it to internal memory. I've moved them to sd card (cut and paste), but when i start sygic it asks ...
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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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Are GPS coordinates more accurate if they are fetched at a small interval

I've been doing some tests with a self-written application that uses the GPS to report locations and plot them on a map. One of the things I've noticed is that the coordinates seem to be more accurate ...
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HTC M8 GPS won't lock

I have an unlocked HTC M8 from Verizon. I updated it to the latest version of sense available, on Android 5.0.1, it all works great, except GPS can never seem to lock on to any satellites. When I ...
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My map history is wrong. Is my device damaged or compromised? [duplicate]

Over the last day my phone has recorded me being in places 10s of kilometers away from where I actually was. I noticed because I use an app to monitor my walking/cycling for the day. I verified on ...
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Yet another android device battery drain by the GPSD

Last week start a battery drain on my phone, i9500. After a lot of investigation, factory reset, etc. I found the "dumpsys" utility. I did the system dump and I found this: The Google Play Service and ...
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Crazy gps path result

I'm not sure if this is an issue with the gps, the app I'm using, or android itself, but since it's android that ties it altogether, I'll try posting this here (let me know if I should move this to a ...
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Does the GPS hardware draw power when no app is using it?

That is to say, does the hardware itself do any periodic updating/searching for satellites, etc, if there an no running apps which require GPS information? If so, what sort of effect does it have on ...
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GPS doesn't work offline on Samsung S4

I face an issue with my android phone. I have tried in vain solutions (listed below) given by many websites so I thought I might give a try on SE. I am trying to get the gps work on offline maps. I ...
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Localisation in-app on Android, issue

I will try to be brief : There is this app, a game (World of Warriors) that DO NOT ASK FOR PERMISSION TO TRACK LOCALISATION. In this same app, there is this offer, Tapjoy (in the app, not through the ...
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GPS automatically turns on

Today after i woke up and checked my phone I noticed GPS icon is blinking at the top. So I turned it off through Location services but after a moment it turned back on again. And whether I turn it off ...
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Can android 2.3 be located through android device manager?

I'm willing to buy a Galaxy Y Duos just to track my car and I'd want to know if its android 2.3 supports being tracked by the android device manager on my PC? I just need to set up a google account, ...
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Last GPS position of a out of battery/sim Android Phone

Having no specific apps on the lost android phone (e.g. GPS tracker etc), is there a way to find out at what position the last GPS signal was sent? I use Android Device Manager and there it actually ...
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Being notified when GPS is not moving

I'm using the app Endomondo, to track my cycle training. Almost every second time, I forget to stop the time taking. And the app does not give a warning or anything, so it can keep recording for even ...
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GPS Chip manufacturers and infos on Android tablets

I'm working on some GPS tracking apps on Android tablets. We found out that depending on the type of phone / tablet we use, we can have results ranging from really accurate to really bad. Those tests ...
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How to disable GPS if not in use?

Is there a way to disable GPS if not in use by any app – either provided by Android itself or, if that's not possible, by use of a third-party 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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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 [closed]

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. ...