Questions tagged [geolocation]

Geolocation is the identification of the real-world geographic location of an object, like your Android device.

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Google position sharing (permanently) from Secondary Android User - Fails - Is that possibile? (Motorola Moto G8 Plus - Android 10)

We configured two users on our Motorola Moto G8 Plus: one admin (primary user) and a one Secondary user. We usually use the secondary one where we have personal WhatsApp, and google account. With ...
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How can i set location manually with adb?

i dont know how to set location over shell with commands, for my test i use "bluestacks 5", i got an native app for setting location manually with mouse click but i need to set it with shell ...
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Is it possible to see location history for my devices? Or is location history only specific to a google account?

Is it possible to see location history for my devices? Or is location history only specific to a google account? So for example.. If I go to https://myaccount.google.com/find-your-phone The most info ...
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Play Store: is my country associated with a given email?

I'm testing in-app-purchases in my React Native app, and want to simulate testing as a user from a different country. I signed into the Play Store with a new email and can use a VPN on my phone to ...
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My location get recognized by my sim card

I have an application which find me by my sim card, how is this possible? I didn't give it any Location/Call/messages permission. Also i used VPN but it still recognize my location. How can i edit ...
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My kids see my phone's location on Google Maps

Yesterday my kids showed me that they can see my Android phone's location in the Google Maps app on their phones. Their phones are managed by Google Family Link because they are under 13. They can ...
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Recovering missing Google Timeline data

Overall, Google Timeline is a great record of my movements and I've found it invaluable in figuring out where I was at various times. But once in a while, the timeline will say 'no data' for a given ...
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How to have a list of things to do, remind me when at home?

I would like to be able to write myself reminds when I'm out, and be reminded when I get home. For example when I'm out I could add to the list "call the bank to find why my credit card is being ...
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Pass extra data into `am start` command

Nougat Android (7.1.2) What I use actually (it works), the app starts with the last know location: am start com.location.provider What I'm looking for like: am start com.location.provider -e ...
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How to spoof NMEA sentences on physical Android 8.1 phone for apps like WeChat?

The problem. Location spoofing is fairly simple for most Android apps. It's done either by using Xposed modules such as XPricyLua or by using a location spoofing app such as Fake GPS Location or even ...
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What is the difference between "Improve accuracy" and "Google Location Accuracy" settings?

After visiting the location settings we see two similar options, both mentioning improving the location accuracy using WiFi and Bluetooth. The "Improve accuracy" option is part of the system ...
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can the third party apps get those geolocation datas of devices that were before the app installation?

I know that geolocation services get and save all geolocation datas. But can the third party apps get those geolocation datas of devices that were before the app installation ?
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Can 2 smartphones comunicate with each other over bluetooth if bluetooth is turned off?

Such a situation:2 smartphones have the same app and they are in the same bluetooth range. Can the app detect proximity between 2 devices over bluetooth if bluetooth is turned off on 2 devices
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action to share location with specific user via google maps

I'm looking for a way to start sharing my location with a specific user via google maps (preferably for a certain period of time) after receiving a SMS from specific contact. Explanation: During the ...
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Can 2 mobile devices detect each other's presence using NFER technology?

If 2 mobile devices are in the same room can they identify each other or detect the presence of each other by using Near-field electromagnetic ranging (NFER) technology ? And the second question is ...
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Rooted phone Uber and Lyft can find my location

I have a rooted phone. My navigation app can see where I am, but Uber and Lyft cannot. I have a Samsung. What system apps are necessary for these apps to see me. Yes, I have given Location ...
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Configure sleep mode for a Progessive Web App (PWA)?

First of all I do not know the difference between "sleep mode" and "standby", so I am most likely using the wrong term in the following problem description: I build myself a little ...
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location service

I need to reliably send my location to the cloud anytime cellular service becomes available. Ideally the cloud would alert a friend when I stop moving for several minutes or haven't had cellular ...
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Can GPS positioning work in "airplane mode"? [duplicate]

I need to test positioning only by wi fi network .For this i turned on "airplane mode "and after this GSM transmitters/receivers were completely disabled. In indoor cases the location is not ...
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Is there a way to get number of steps walked each day using google maps?

I want to find out how many steps I walked each day (average per day over a period of week or month is preferable). Is there a way to find this data using the Google Maps app? If not, is there any ...
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Does our device or geolocation services save all history about our locations?

Does our device or geolocation services save all history about our locations? I mean all places where we were during a week , month, year are saved? where they are stored and how we can delete all ...
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If we want to give the apps fake geolocation datas is it enough to change only the GPS data or i need to change all datas that are transsmitted?

When we change the GPS data using fake GPS app the cell id of our BTS still shows completely different region (the region of our real location). Isn't that enough for third-party applications to ...
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Is it possible to change the geolocation settings or completely disable geolocation for smartphone with developer mode?

Can I change the geolocation settings with developer mode? For example make the main positioning mode with using only WI fi network instead of using GPS +GSM +WI fi? Or it can be done only with root?...
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Is there an application or a method to test the positioning on Android only by wi-fi access points?

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 ...
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How can we trick an android device that the device does not get our real location?

Is it possible to make the Android Operating System receive false location data or not receive any data about our geolocation at all. And how we can do it in the maximal clean way so that the third-...
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Google showing places I haven't been

I am shown on google that I have visited Liverpool and Cornwall both of which are 100's of miles away from where I live. Any ideas why? My Facebook was hacked could this be the same thing?
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Where are the location settings on zenfone 5?

I can't find the GPS settings on the ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL), on Android 9. I am specifically interested in the location mode, with 3 different values (high accuracy, battery saving, device only). EDIT ...
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how to add a location tracking script on android?

How can I add a custom script that retrieves the current location and also fetches current sim's cellphone number? I want to root my phone and add a script that notifies me of its location and user ...
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Can android devices be controlled/tracked (including on/off control) by IMEI?

Phone lost having sensitive data that cannot be deleted, The owner(my cousin) has gotten mentally unstable. Tried every possible solution to track it like google's find my device. I also tried to ...
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Can I improve accuracy of Google Location while hiking

My Google Location history is amazingly helpful and informative, and generally accurate. I have all settings set to highest so I can always get the best location accuracy. I've read several posts ...
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Why do Google Play Services appear to access Location despite being disallowed to?

On my phone I disallowed Google Play Services access to Location many months ago. Yet Recent Location Requests item of the Settings still gets them listed: How can this happen? Do Google Play ...
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Find my mobile but on a different or second mobile

I have login or setup with my Google credentials into a different mobile. So now my profile is active in 2 different mobiles. When I use Find My Device, only the second mobile sounds. Is there any way ...
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Does android keeps a system log about location and networks?

I'm working together with the local authorities to try to identify where a phone was during the last few days. Some pictures were taken but GPS was turned off. Is there any clue that we could get from ...
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Geo/Location tagging a photo when taken from 'lock' screen

I have enabled location / geo-tagging of photos on my phone (Samsung S10+, prior to that, S7 - same results). Photos taken generally record location information as expected. However - if I take ...
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Read GPS location from command line via SSH

I am wondering if there's a way to read the current GPS coordinates via SSH using SSHelper as SSH server. I came accross some similar threads: How to detect GPS status through adb shell? A way to ...
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Activate location for "Find my Device"

When I go to https://www.google.com/android/find?u=0 (Find my Device), it says "Online" and "Location Turned Off" (under the device name) and the device is not located on the map. I have checked the ...
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Is there way to track the location only during a small predefined time window?

I'm looking for an way for an Android phone to record (preferably locally on the device) its GPS position (10-20m accuracy) with a pretty high frequency (e.g. every minute or every 30secs) but ONLY ...
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My GPS location changes when on a call

My GPS location is accurate in Google Maps except when I am on the phone. It consistently changes my location to another house 5 blocks away. When I end the call it goes back to my real location. ...
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Finding lost bluetooth device

I was traveling from NY to Cleveland and I misplaced my Sennheiser Momentum TW's. I used Google My Activity to help see my phone activity, and I see Spotify was opened at 3:21pm which would suggest I ...
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Mock Location a single app

Currently, enabling the mock location developer setting affects all applications. I am currently testing a single application and require that my real location is still available in other apps. Is ...
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How can I put location in "Battery Saving" mode in Android Pie?

In Android Oreo, when location was on, there were 3 choices for how it worked: Device Only, Battery Saving, or High Accuracy. In Pie, it's easy to change to Device Only or High Accuracy by turning "...
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Can you limit Google Maps timeline for alternate accounts on your android phone?

I have multiple accounts on my Android phone, some shared with my kids. I would like my location sharing to only be my primary account. Is there any way to configure that? One side effect, my son ...
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Can a android device really connects to Satellite using when LocationMethod set to "Phone Only"?

All these years I was thinking like to get device location, android phones connects to nearby cellular towers or wifi. But recently I found another option in Settings > LocationMethod > "Phone only". ...
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Does my stepdaughter have a way to tell I'm using Find My Device?

Similar to this question for Apple, is there anything that my stepdaughter can look up or turn on that shows her I am currently checking her location using Find My Device such as notifications, a log, ...
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Auto silence based on geo location - android

I’m trying to get my kids android devices to be on do not disturb mode when they’re at school. Schedule based works fine but also effective on holidays which is I wanted. Any ideas?
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is it possible to get location via a cellular network if the device doesnt have a data plan?

is it possible to get location via a cellular network if the device doesnt have a data plan? or does it need a data plan to be able to get location via a cellular network? is a data plan needed to ...
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Location keeps switching on

Since my last system upgrade my phone started switching on my location and asking for my agreement to "improve" my location accuracy... how do I stop it?
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Can Google Find device triangulate location of my phone by cell tower signal?

I know it wouldn't be precise but can I find my [Not] lost Android 6.0.1 Lenovo P1a41 Turbo by Cell tower signals using Google Find Device ? If not, can any other app do that ?
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Phone as a GPS tracker

I'd like to use an old small Android device as a GPS tracker to be installed on my bike. My first though was simply to use Google location services. I sign in with a Google account, and then I share ...
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Allow mock location for non-onwer user

Is there a way to enable mock location on a non-owner user? I have a test user account on my Android device to test a line of business app and need to be able to test location awareness without ...

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