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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
2answers
20 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

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 ...
68
votes
14answers
42k views

How to use GPS/Maps without an Internet connection?

I need a way (possibly a third-party application) that allows me to use maps and GPS without an Internet connection. I don't use it by car, just for walking in cities. It would be nice if I could ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

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, ...
10
votes
4answers
15k views

How to get maps for off-line usage?

I spent almost entire day looking for decent apps for maps (decent = free, up to date, being open-source is a plus). I ended up with TrekBuddy, GoPenS, RMaps, Maverick, OruxMaps (the emphasized ones ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

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?
3
votes
1answer
11k views

“Scanner disabled; location inaccurate” in Ingress

Whenever I open the app, the game is stuck on the "Scanning to acquire user location..." screen. If I force the game to go to the main screen by pressing my device's back button, it shows a black ...
2
votes
1answer
195 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
168 views

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 ...
5
votes
7answers
2k views

Battery drains even when plugged in while using Nav app on long road trips

I have a Nexus S running Android 4.0.3 and Google Maps 6.8.1. When I use the Google Maps navigation app, the battery slowly drains, even when plugged into my car charger. After 5-6 hours, the phone ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
451 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Fixing GPS lock that takes too long without installing a custom ROM

My phone (Huawei Y300) takes a little under 10 minutes to get a GPS lock. This has been happening both in new locations as well as in and around my home (where it's on frequently). What could be the ...
2
votes
3answers
286 views

How to extract GPS data from my phone

I am a database programmer, and I want to learn about geospatial pattern matching by using the gps data from my phone. I would like to install an app that uploads a record about the location of my ...
1
vote
3answers
104 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
365 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
5k views

Location consent annoyance

I use the Power Control widget shipped with Android to quickly turn GPS on and off. Since update 4.4.1 or 4.4.2, which features WiFi-based location detection, it's been pestering me for this location ...
3
votes
2answers
988 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
136 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
87 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
105 views

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: ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Are there maps that I can download to a PC and later transfer to the android phone?

I notice that many maps vendor such as Google require user to download offline map using their android phone. At the worst case, the user need to setup internet connection point in which the android ...
2
votes
1answer
583 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

GPS Epo File Folder

Where is the folder on which epo GPS file is saving after it is downloaded? I have been trying to find something about that on the web for a long time and I have not found anything.
0
votes
1answer
236 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
11
votes
2answers
3k views

How to check which app uses GPS on Galaxy Nexus?

I'm constantly seeing the Searching for GPS... icon in my status bar, and would like to check which app is trying to access my location. I checked the similar questions on the site and all suggested ...
0
votes
0answers
132 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
117 views

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 ...
9
votes
6answers
2k views

Easiest way for testing the internal GPS

What is the easiest way to verify that the internal GPS module of an android device works correctly (possibly before buying some expensive navigation software)? Geotagging a foto? Running some free ...
0
votes
0answers
413 views

App showing wrong location

When I text my husband, using instant messenger it shows I'm somewhere other than my home. Why is this happening and how do I stop it ? He pulled my location up on his phone using Google maps and it ...
0
votes
2answers
86 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
176 views

Using Android GPS as NTP refclock?

Is anyone aware of an existing or potential way to make an Android device run an NTP daemon which takes its reference time from the GPS hardware attached to it? I'm talking about configuring the ntp ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

Desire HD GPS can't “lock” on a satellite?

I'm a new Android user. This is also my first time to use a GPS device so I don't have any idea on how long it takes for a typical GPS device to get a "lock". I just bought the HTC Desire HD last ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
5answers
2k views

I need a way to trace GPS trails in the background

I have tried several GPS apps over the months, but so far all have fallen short of what I want. My needs are: Takes a location at short intervals, and writes it to a file (KML or similar open ...
0
votes
0answers
111 views

Phone having problems getting and keeping a GPS signal lock

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and it's having problems getting and keeping the GPS signal. It has been getting worse over time. It was just taking 10+ minutes to get a lock and recently it has been ...
2
votes
1answer
686 views

Disable GPS time synchronization

I live in Kiev, Ukraine. My device is Motorola Defy with CyanogenMod 7 (2.3.7). In time settings there's no Ukraine timezone so I use Minsk, Belarus timezone (GMT +3). After I locate my position using ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

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 ...