Finding and logging the precise location of an android device using the GPS service. This is done real-time using an app, to locate the device provided the device is equipped with a GPS module.

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The GPS on my Galaxy Note IV is often wrong

While I'm at work the GPS location on my Galaxy Note IV is very poor, taking a long time to pinpoint a location, and often being off by a few streets when it does. I have less issues while in a ...
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Can I track my lost Samsung galaxy ace

just over a week ago I lost my Samsung galaxy ace, it has a sim in it and i have the device's imei number, it won't be charged and have tried looking for it , I didn't have any tracking apps installed ...
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GPS not working reliably

I am facing the following problem: There are times with cloudy or rainy weather, when I have the phone in my back pocket while sitting in a car. Nevertheless, the route I am driving is recorded. ...
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Any way to remotely turn on location services without root

so I lost my phone this morning and I tried to use the standard android device manager to track it but it's useless without location services, which I turn off due to it draining too much battery ...
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how to trace a mobile when switched off using imei

how to tracre a mobile when switched off using imei.my phone is moto E.I can trace my mobile when it is switched on +location on + mobile date on . I can trace ,ring and even wipe my data also when ...
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Are Chinese phones less safe than others? [closed]

I'm on budget and want a fully fledged smartphone. I'm OK with Apple as I know they tend to not share my usage data. But Apple is too expensive. So I need to buy Android and most of the manufacturers ...
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Nokia here map data for Android - download on pc and move to phone

This question is very specific to Nokia Here Map on Android Lollypop. I have installed the app on the phone, however my wifi is too slow to download the offline map using the app. I am looking for a ...
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How does the GPS work on Android phones?

Today I used the GPS on my Android for the first time, and I was wondering how it actually works. I know that Android phones have a GPS chip in them, but does the phone establish a direct connection ...
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How to show my devices in my custom google map

I have 5 mobile devices with me, all these devices have GPS. On my map i need to view all the devices wherever it is located. And GPS will be turned on. Please help me
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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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Improving Location History Accuracy

I'm looking at creating a desktop application to track a number of vehicles using Google Location History and the Google Maps API. Looking at the accuracy of the feed during a trip to Liverpool - it ...
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Lost my Android YU Yureka yesterday (12/1/2016)

Is it possible to track a lost phone by IMEI number? Android Device Manager is active on my mobile. Will it de-activate if the person who stole does Factory Reset? It has CyanogenMod rom.
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How can I prevent my parents from tracking my Android phone or fake the location?

How can I prevent my parents from tracking my device? I have a Samsung Galaxy. I have heard that I can turn off my data, GPS locator, or the phone itself but I would like to be able to keep my phone ...
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Can “find my phone” still track my Samsung Galaxy S4 after factory reset?

Just lost my Samsung Galaxy S4 this weekend. If the thief has removed the SIM card and reset to factory mode, does the "find my phone" app still work or does it also get removed? Been trying to ...
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Moto G GPS is inaccurate

I am running CyanogenMod (12.1) on my Moto G (first generation) and while using mobile data, the GPS is extremely inaccurate when driving. I use Google Maps driving mode which used to be great when I ...
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Is there a way to give someone else permission to locate my phone for safety reasons?

My father wants to be able to locate my Android phone (a Galaxy S4, fully updated with Lollipop) in a similar way as how he can locate the iPhones he and my mother use, for safety reasons in case ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Android Device Manager to track tablet

I lost my tablet a few days ago and on the Android Device Manager page it says it was last online on the day I lost it. But does it mean online with my Google account or online in general?
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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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stolen smartphone tracking

If my stolen samsung J1 (android 4.4.4) got a ' hard reset' by the thief (so all the data and tracking app are deleted), how is it possible to track that device ? Does these facts help; the thief ...
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GPS and direction in Google Maps not working correct with S5

I have a Galaxy S5 and I am using Google Maps or Komoot to navigate with my bycicle. I am in the mode, so the map directs to where I am facing to. Walking works fine and cycling very slow too. But ...
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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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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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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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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 what,...
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How do I track a GPS device that has no connectivity with an internet or cellular network?

Are there any GPS devices that can be tracked in real-time WITHOUT the use of a SIM card ? Or is there any possibility to track a GPS device which has lost the network signal ? Assuming they can both ...
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Exporting GPS data from app-internal database

I am trying to create a height profile from the GPS positions I recorded last week while hiking. I used the App GPS Logger (now called GPS Offline Logger) on Android 2.3.5/Samsung GT-S5570 and ...
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Are GPS-tracking apps data dependent?

Are GPS-tracking apps data dependent or will devices use GPS signals alone, to notify their locations? I am looking for a GPS-tracking app to track family members on a trip where we gonna have ...
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Lost tablet - No SIM, no google account, no tracking software, can I track it? [duplicate]

A couple of days ago, I lost my dear Android tablet. I dont know if I have left it somewhere or if it in fact was stolen :/ It does not have any 3G module, and hence no SIM, inserted. I haven't logged ...
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How to trace/track my stolen Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

Today was a bad day for me as I'm having a lot of problems. The latest and important event was I lost my phone. It was registered with my name and email and has information on it about me etc. The sim ...
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Why does the GPS module hang on my Android phone after some hours?

I record GPX tracks using Osmand. I have set everything so that it tracks also in the background, with the screen switched off. After some time (usually hours), I check the GPS and must realise that ...
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Tracking Android Phone via IMEI number

I have lost my Android Phone. How can I track it via IMEI number. Can I install any application which can given me the number of SIM currently on given IMEI number. Please help
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Gps mistaken my location and get me to trouble [duplicate]

I really need ur help I hope u will do CZ I'm so in trouble with my husband becz of Gps mistakenly located my position I'm. A specialist. Pediatrician working in hospital and that day I.have oncall ...
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Nike+ Running App

So, I've got Nike+ Running on Android, and I would not like for the whole world to see where I'm running. Is it possible to still track distance, calories, speed etc without enabling GPS? Is the ...
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whats the use of my places in android 4.3?

I noticed there is my places under location services. It saves the office home and car location by a format I specify (wwfi bluetooth or map). How is this used in android? Am I able to find my car ...
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Find lost device without Gmail account configured and without SIM card

I recently misplaced a phone that did not have gmail account configured and did not have a SIM card in it either. Is there any way I can track it ? All of the tracking apps either require sending an ...
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open-gpstracker: Export all tracks or access the SQLite database

I am using open-gpstracker to track routes. After quite some time I have collected a large number of tracks that I like to export as GPX files. The application allows to do that, however, there is no ...
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How can I get Google Navigation (navigation in Maps) on Android to navigate walking directions?

I know how to get walking/public transportation/biking directions, but driving directions are the only ones I can navigate (tracks the location, shows turns coming up, compensates for wrong turns, etc....
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Does GPS signal quality influence battery life?

Does bad/weak GPS signal affect battery life? For instance, when in the city downtown with lots of tall buildings or in the woods or mountains, will running GPS drain the battery faster?
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“Find my iPhone” for Android

There are a lot of "Find my phone" type apps out there for Android and I am finding it difficult to find one that has the features I want without being too bloated. My wife and I are primarily looking ...
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How to keep a service from closing?

I am using the latest stock ROM for my phone (SGS3, Vodafone variant, although rooted) and I have installed a GPS live tracking program that stays on the taskbar as a service all the time (and that's ...
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How can I race against a GPX track?

I'm using the Strava app to record segments I ride. It would be very helpful in trying to beat existing KOMs to be able to upload GPX file(s) to my phone and have audible feedback during each segment ...
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Is there an Android app that can use the GPS to track my location, distance, and time traveled on a map?

I have a few use cases for this - running or walking to track distance and time, hiking to know if I'm backtracking on myself, and driving aimlessly (well, when gas prices are cheaper than they are ...
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How to 'record' a trip - places I visited?

I am going for a trip for 3 weeks and I want to record all the places I visited using my Android mobile. I most likely I won't have data connectivity - only GPS. If I don't find anything else I will ...
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How to import GPS coordinates track for using offline

I have a map (GPS coordinates) of a route. The coordinates are in TRK,GPX,KMZ,PLT formats. During my trip I will not have internet connection, so I can't upload the map too GoogleMaps and use it. Is ...
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Are there location tracking apps that would send data to my server? [closed]

Are there any Android apps that would track my location (at regular intervals, like every hour) and send coordinates directly to my server, without revealing this data to any third party?