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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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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HTC Desire and GPS - how does it work?

I'm curious as to how the GPS works on the phone? In particular, what impacts does putting the phone in my pocket/bag have on the GPS signal? Reason I ask is, I've recently installed the ...
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Google Latitude update every 1 hour

my question is it possible to configure Google Latitude on a Android OS phone to update its location more often then every hour? for example, every 30 minutes? or every 15 minutes? I check where my ...
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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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Opening a GPS location from an SMS

How can I format an SMS in order to send the GPS location? The recipient should be able to tap the text and open the coordinates with their favorite location software (e.g., Google Maps).
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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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Applications think that GPS is off while it is on

I have a Prestigio Multiphone 3400 with Android 4.2.2. The phone is new and not rooted. In Settings -> Personal -> Location Access, there are two checkboxes: Access to my location Wi-Fi & ...
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Google Maps runs GPS in background even if the GPS radio is off - how do I fix?

I have the T-Mobile version of the LG G2, running Android 4.2.2, everything stock except the keyboard. I'm not sure what version of Google Maps, but the Play Store says it's up to date. Yesterday I ...
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GPS Battery Drain — LocationManagerService

EDIT 3: Someone pointed me in the right direction on another forum. There was a bug with HD Widgets that rolled out yesterday. HD Widgets Bug As of yesterday I am getting a 35%/hour battery drain. ...
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Find lost Samsung Galaxy Ace phone?

3 weeks ago I lost my Samsung Galaxy Ace. I don't have any tracker applications or any "if lost" applications installed. I'm looking for some tracker that doesn't need a sim card, just a locator using ...
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Wierd log tag on SAMSUNG GALAXY S II [closed]

I have connected eclipse to my Galaxy S II and i receive a wierd log tag named [HYPOS] what is that i am worried about my privacy.
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Why GPS tags are lost after saving images to PC with KIES?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S and latest Kies downloaded from samsung site. When I save images to PC all GPS tags are elliminated. How to keep them intact?
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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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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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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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GPS not always working

I got an issue with GPS on my Sony Xperia M phone with Android 4.3, which seems to work but only intermittently. When it works the lock is acquired quickly, but sometimes it seems that sattelite ...
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How can I test if my GPS has a hardware problem?

Some days ago, my GPS stopped working. It doesn't lock, no matter how long I leave it on. I've read this question but had no luck. Sometimes it reports that it found one GPS satellite available, ...
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Galaxy S4 GPS Problem “Please enable Google apps location access”

I have a brand new S4 and cannot figure out why the GPS is not working. In Google Maps, clicking the button that centers the screen at your current location reveals the following error: "Please ...
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What is the proper way of using GPS Test Plus to update GPS data?

Do you need to click the Clear AGPS button, then click the Update AGPS button, then wait for its home screen to update the list of satellites it finds, before closing the app? Or is clicking the ...
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Cost of using AGPS for satellite location

Can anyone tell me, if I want to use GPS or AGPS with an app to locate a satellite for TV reception, will I be charged for the data. I'm thinking of buying a Huawei g300 Pay as you go from Vodaphone ...
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Airplane mode behaviour on Galaxy S2?

I recently noticed, when I enable airplane mode, my GPS stays enabled. I do not recall this being the case in the past and it really does not make sense to me. Is there a setting somewhere for keeping ...
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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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How to check if GPS is working (Android 2.1, Samsung Galaxy-5)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Easiest way for testing the internal GPS My new Samsung Galaxy i5500 (or Galaxy 5 or whatever other name they confuse us with) (android 2.1) has a build-in GPS. However, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Samsung Galaxy 3 is HOT

Sometimes after using my phone for a bit, it gets super hot where the battery is. When that happens, I close all programs and don't use it for awhile; it eventually cools down. This also happens a ...
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Auditing application's use of GPS

There is an application on my phone that triggers the GPS at random intervals. The start of this polling doesn't correlate with any newly installed applications so I imagine a recent update or ...
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SGS2 mobile connectivity/GPS intermittent problems after DIY repair

Looks like my SGS2 started to have mobile connectivity/GPS problems, possibly as a result of DIY repair (I manually replaced LCD+digitizer after an LCD damage): GSM signal level frequently drops to ...
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Does GPS cause the phone to get hot?

I am using a Moto G device and I have noticed that when I turn on applications that rely on the GPS Waze or Mapquest, the device gets hot. As in hot to touch. I was previously using a Samsung Galaxy ...
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CPU getting hot. GPS can't lock on

I know this was probably asked several times, but here's the deal: A couple of months ago I was charging the phone (Alcatel Onetouch Star) at my friends house, when I got a warning that the phone was ...
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Does the NETWORK_PROVIDER permission require data?

If I have an app that checks my location using the NETWORK_PROVIDER permission, does that simple check use up any data? That is, will it use up any of my bandwidth on my paid data connection (3G, 4G, ...
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Improve GPS signal reception inside building [closed]

Hi I'm developing an application that requires a GPS also inside a building. Does anyone have an idea how to get a proper position system also inside buildings. Would it be possible to locate a cell ...
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GPS showing double the speed? System setting?

I use a "Enco B039" android-run in-dash car stereo. When using the gps the speed I drive in is showing double the speed. So if I'm going 50km/h the gps software tells me I'm going 100km/h and so on. ...
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How is GPS stack organized on Android, down to UART level? [closed]

I had some reading on location faking, and got eye caught on the report of using "fake NMEA data from UART port". Can anyone clarify, does Android GPS stack HAL supports direct access to one of the ...
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Can installing a modem help with the GPS of Samsung Captivate?

Like most Samsung Captivate users, I find the GPS hardware in my phone to be unsatisfactory. I have the impression that the actual GPS signal is pretty much useless and the phone (Samsung Captivate) ...
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Unlocked phone, GPS active

What does it mean when I unlock my phone and the GPS icon shows active when I'm not running any apps that use GPS? After a second or two, it goes away.