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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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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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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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.
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Google Navigation forgets/ignores “Access to my location” setting - Nexus 4

Every time I attempt to use Google Maps Navigation on my stock (rooted) Nexus 4, I get the Searching for GPS screen. The phone never finds GPS though. I've found that if I go to Settings>Location ...
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Google's location-based services versus third-party services

Since Google offers various location-based services for which it uses its maps, known as Google Maps, what is so special about third party software programs that also provide location-based services? ...
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GPS issues, location permission - one app only

One app (Dino Dominion) will not register location but will express this complaint: "In order to register your location, please turn the location permission setting on in the application settings." ...
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Losing network connections when using GPS

I'm having the same kind of problem as described in these threads, using a rooted HTC One S with Dark Jelly S rom: Thread on XDA-Developers Thead on CyanogenMod Forum When activating GPS while using ...
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GPS problem on Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

I've written an app that relies heavily on GPS. It works fine on HTC and other manufacturers apart from Samsung. Does Samsung or more particularly the Ace 2 have a known problem with GPS lock? It ...
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How do I determine which app is accessing GPS in Jelly Bean [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to check which app uses GPS on Galaxy Nexus? I have the same question as this one, except the answers provided do not work with Jelly Bean. The first answer requires ...
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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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GPS issues in Verizon phones (Droid and LG)> [closed]

Does anyone knows about a GPS issue which requires installing a specific software update on Verizon phones, specifically Droid and LG? This update is supposedly for the Verizon navigation app and can ...
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gio gps cant find carrier name [closed]

I have a GIO, unlimited browsing as well as wi-fi. When I choose the GPS Navigator app, after loading, I get the MSG 'can't get carrier name'. 'Use GPS satellites' is ON. Are there any settings ...
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Why does my phone (Samsung Fascinate) have so much trouble “Searching for GPS”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix the GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S? Whenever I try to use the "Navigation" app, I'm lucky if it takes less than 15 minutes to finish "Searching for GPS" (that ...
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Detailed description for GpsSetup2 on Samsung Galaxy S available?

Is there a detailed description available for all the settings in GpsSetup2 (which can be opened by dialing *#*#1472365#*#*)?
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Are there any known conflicts between the official Samsung GpsRestore App for the Galaxy-S and custom roms?

Samsung have released an app for the Android Market in order to reset the GPS to factory settings, on Galaxy-S devices that experience problems using it. It should fix the GPS problems that a lot of ...
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Why is my GPS reception poor?

I get very poor GPS reception on my Droid X. When I turn GPS on, the little icon in the overhead bar has a flashing center, which means it hasn't found a satellite. It takes forever to lock on, if ...
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Direct VISIBLE connection required for GPS?

I am confused by the type of connection GPS requires. Some people say it requires a direct visible connection to the satellite, while others only refer to a direct connection without the specific need ...
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Does the Google Nexus 10 tablet-PC have a standalone GPS?

Does the Google Nexus 10 tablet-PC have a standalone GPS, or does its GPS rely on GSM data?
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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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Relative GPS accuracy?

GPS is not that accurate on Android devices (at least at mine) Measuring tools tell me the accuracy is between 8 and 12 Meters. But what is about relative accuracy? When I place two marks on ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 takes a long time to get GPS signal

My Samsung Galaxy S2 takes a long time to get a GPS signal (maybe around 5 minutes). Anyone know why and what can I do about it?
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Can I make a web site continue running when in standby?

I am developing a simple web application which will be used for tracking GPS position. The general idea is that every couple of minutes it'll send the GPS location back to a server with an AJAX ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Meaning of lines in Charging History details view in 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

In 4.2.2 Jelly Bean when one goes to Settings -> Battery Use and tap the graph at the top can find the History details of the charging/discharging of the battery. There are some other historical data ...
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Can I use an external GPS receiver by connecting both GPS and Android device to a PC?

I have an HTC One X which I like and carry everywhere, but the GPS is atrocious. It takes tens of minutes to get a position, loses it easily and it's not even very accurate when it has a signal. ...
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Turn off GPS, when the mobile is switched on

When ever my mobile is switched on/restarted GPS is automatically enabled. Is there a way to turn it off till the time its explicitly enabled? Is this because of any of the third party apps? Samsung ...
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GPS Chip and GPS Service on Android Phones

Whether I use Google's location services or similar services provided by some third-party software, do I still need to manually enable anything by selecting one of the settings options, as shown ...
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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 to track device locations in an office [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make my phone/tablet ring remotely without a SIM card? There are many Android devices in our office which we use for application development and QA. Finding a ...
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Can't lock onto GPS. Flash/Root possibly related

I'm really hoping somebody can help me out here because this is frustrating me. First off, I have a Samsung Infuse 4G with AT&T. I was able to lock onto satellites indoors pretty quickly before. ...
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Not finding location on LG Optimus U

Hey everyone. I'm a complete Android newb but computer poweruser, so I found this site based on experience with StackOverflow, ServerFault, etc. Go easy on me please. :) I just got an LG Optimus U ...
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Circumvent “mock locations” check

I have a Samsung Note 4, and the GPS on my phone is bad. It's constantly dropping the location. I bought an external GPS that works great, but to use it I have to allow Mock Locations. The issue I'm ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...