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While reviewing my phone location on https://maps.google.com/locationhistory, I see some locations where I know the information is right. There are other times though that Google Maps says my phone was "Moving" but doesn't say where it started, where it finished, or offer an explanation. Furthermore, I don't recall going anywhere at those times. What is wrong? What does "Moving" mean to Google (does it mean moving a few feet, does it mean changing WiFi networks, does it mean connecting to a different cell tower)?

Thanks for the help.

  • I would guess that it means that it couldn't get a GPS lock, but the accelerometer indicated motion. I don't actually know though. – Matthew Read Sep 16 '16 at 14:38
  • Thanks for the input. I guess what makes me uncertain is if I am at a known location for at least 15 minutes why would be accelerometer kick in and say that my phone is moving? – user5870571 Sep 16 '16 at 14:40
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if location is modified in any way. it will say moving. ie if u change location name or time. any modifications made means moving...try it!

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