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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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With the other answers outdated, I'm asking again: what can I do to make my GPS work?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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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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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 ...
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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'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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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What's using my GPS?

On my Android phone (a Desire HD), the GPS indicator is currently on & flashing away. How can I find out which app is responsible for using the GPS? I have my suspicions but would like to know ...
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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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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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GPS app to follow a prepared itinerary

I am preparing a 1-week bicycle trip. We can't use high-traffic roads, so I am preparing a quite complex route on small country roads, using Google Maps. With my phone saddled on my bicycle, is there ...
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Is it possible to enable Location Services via Shell?

Is it possible to enable Location Services(GPS or Google NetworkLocation) via ADB or Terminal Emulator? I'm on a rooted Phone. Extra Points: Is it also possible to change other system-related ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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is it possible to have the gps location while offline with the nexus 7?

This is a mystery to me, I know that WiFi and GPS use different chips to work, but it seems I can't use the GPS location when there's no Internet access. I already tried to clear the cache, ...
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How can I fix the GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S?

As has been well documented, the Galaxy S phones have terrible GPS functionality. It works for a minority, but it is slow/inaccurate for some and for others it just doesn't work at all. How can 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 not working on Galaxy S II

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. My GPS doesn't work. It just says "Waiting for location" the whole time. At first when I bought the phone, I think it worked correctly, but now it doesn't. I tried: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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New Facebook app activates GPS when launched — how to disable?

This started happening with the latest Facebook app update. I don't want to disable my GPS outright -- I like that it comes up automatically when I call Google Maps. (Which usually is in a "where the ...
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“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 ...
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Galaxy Gio doesn't find GPS satellites after minutes of searching

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Gio (GT-S5660). When I try to connect to the GPS satellites, 75% of the time the built-in GPS is unable to locate me within a few minutes. I keep seeing the blinking ...
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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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How do I get my GPS working in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?

Recently I've been having all sorts of troubles with audio and GPS and the compass... I tried different ROMs, different kernels, different patches. The short story is that after a long time spent ...