I need to test positioning only by wi-fi access points.But when I turn on geolocation on my Android device the position is calculated by GPS+ GSM + Wi-fi. My device doesn't give the option to save it and only determine by the wi-fi networks.

So is there some way or application that will give such an opportunity to use only Wi-Fi access points for positioning?

  • Use an app that only requests permission to get "coarse location", then activate Air Plane mode and reactivate Wifi. Then GPS and mobile network/Bluetooth triangulation is disabled and only Wifi is left to get the position.
    – Robert
    Jan 20, 2021 at 13:30
  • Can it work with Google maps? And do you know such apps that only request "coarse location".. can you suggest any? Jan 20, 2021 at 15:49
  • Depending on the Android versions and models, there is a Location settings to choose "Location mode". On Nexus 5 (Lineage OS 14.1/Android 7.1.2), it's possible to choose "Battery saving" that only uses Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular network. On Pixel 3a (Android 11) though, there's only an option to enable Wi-Fi scanning without turning off GPS.
    – Andrew T.
    Jan 20, 2021 at 18:40
  • As you speak of "testing": Would it suffice to see where which location provider does position you? Then take a look at SatStat, which can show you the position for each location provider separately (see the 4th and 5th screenshot on the linked page).
    – Izzy
    Jan 20, 2021 at 23:46
  • @Izzy I need to test what geolocation datas are getting our device and approprietly the third party apps Jan 21, 2021 at 11:34


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