Questions tagged [geolocation]

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

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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't mark actual location in Google Maps and App Crash [migrated]

I'm using the Google Maps in my Android app and it was working normally and out of nowhere stopped to work. The app crashes while the map is loading inside the app. I already tried so many solutions ...
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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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Creating your own GPS location timeline

My phone follows me pretty much everywhere. I would like to collect data about my whereabouts all the time (without having to manually start the tracking through an app). I would basically like to be ...
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detect home without location enabled

I 'd like my phone to detect if I'm home and then disable the lockscreen. My first idea was to use the smart unlock feature but I don't have a connected bluetooth device at home to use as trusted ...
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How to simulate Cell Tower location tracking (GPS and WiFi tracking disabled)

I have Android 9 smartphone (OnePlus 5) and I am searching for way to test how accurate different location services are. I am doing this for my new app I am developing. Is there any way/app to have a ...
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how can I send locations to car screen?

I have my android car screen come with google map in it is there a way to send locations come to my iphone whats app to google map in my car
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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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Is there any very accuarate mock location APP or method?

I am testing a App that capture my current location to start a task, when I try to mock/spoof my location with any fake GPS app, the App don't get my location properly, after some analisys I ...
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Lost Android Device with Location Service turned off

As can be seen in the title, I've lost my Huawei phone. Sadly the location services are turned off so I can't find it via FindMyDevice or over the Huawei Cloud Service. What I thought of is to ...
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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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Why do so many apps use location permissions on a near-constant basis?

I have an Android 5.1 device with App Permission Manager on, in order to stop apps from using permissions they don't need. Recently, I have noticed that many apps are trying to obtain my location when ...
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in.android.location.providers_changed: Toggling Location error

Recently in my android smartphone, while toggling GPS the notification popping up "in.android.location.PROVIDERS_CHANGED". Why this is happening recently & not before and how to disable it?
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Fequency at which location history gets my location?

I've noticed that Google Location History tracks my position much more frequently and accurately when having Google Maps actively running, compared to when it is not. Is this the case for any app – ...
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Is there a way to prevent specific apps from using geo-location functionality/permissions when not running in the foreground?

Is there a way to restrict an android app from using permissions when running in the background? For example, news broke recently that MoviePass is tracking location before and after movies (source)...
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App doesn't access GPS location directly

There's a strange situation with Citymapper, where it doesn't access GPS location directly, but it does if a different app is accessing location at the same time. This hasn't always been the case, but ...
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Using Android Mock Location + Usb Tethering

I need to have a different location on my Pc , maybe a 5km diffrent , so my question is , if i use some app from the market (example: FakeGPS) and use usb tethering , will my Geolocation Ip be on the ...
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How to track a androids location using phone number? [duplicate]

Okay so my phone was stolen and is off locations off whatever can't track. But I do know who stole it and I do have his number is there a way to track his phone?
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Share location between iOS and Android..?

My wife and I find it really useful to share our locations with each other. Until now we both had iPhone's and were using the "Find my friends" app, but my wife is now using Android (Samsung S8). I'...
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Share location in WhatsApp showing map on continental scale

When I want to share my location with someone on WhatsApp, it gives me a list of places, two of them close to my home, and the third is Panama (the country! And I live in Brazil). I thought it was ...
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Is it possible to see whether you are within a ~10m radius of another phone without broadcasting location data?

I was looking at Bump_(application), and I found it interesting that they use location data along with other metrics to figure out whether two phones are next to each other. Is it not possible to do ...
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does airplane mode stop phone from pinging towers?

with recent riot's in Iran, there is saying that even with the phone in airplane-mode, it's pinging nearby towers, giving away location data and information such as that. this is a really big security ...
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Location of Whatsapp Web sessions

From a few sources (see below for examples), I learned about the possibility of locating the computers connected via Whatsapp Web and/or desktop apps, by simply tapping the relevant item in the list ...
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Is Google maps more accurate than other geolocation apps?

I'm trying to record way points to locate features in open areas. Ideally, I'd use an app like GPS Waypoints, where the waypoints can be tabulated and exported. However, I've done a bit of testing and ...
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google maps wrong navigation starting point

I have a problem with Google maps. Starting navigation on the app shows a grey point as a starting point. And a blue dot as my location, which is not the starting point. Just random point nearby (for ...
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Google tells me my smart phone was in Brazil two days ago, but I've been in California - what could it be?

I'm worried because Google tells me my smart phone was used to access my Google account from Brazil a couple of days ago. But I and my phone have been in the San Francisco Bay Area the whole time. (...
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Chrome Websites track when location is disabled

I'd like a solution to prevent websites from tracking my geo location even with the android location service turned off. Certain sites such as craigslist, google and bing will turn up my geo location ...
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One click share location in Google Maps to specific user or other app?

I know there's a share location feature in Google Maps and various android apps for sharing locations. But is there a widget / shortcut or something where you can click on it and instantly share your ...
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Google timeline telling me I was somewhere that I wasn't [duplicate]

It was a slow day so I just started flicking through my timeline on Google maps to see where I have been ever since I created my Google account. I only have the account on my phone but sometimes sign ...
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How does the Google Calendar app determine which images to show me for the seasons?

The Google Calendar app for Android has these illustrations for each month: They fit my current location (northern Europe) very well, but if I was in the southern hemisphere (where the seasons are ...
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Android on virtualbox setup GPS location

I installed Android-x86 6.0-r3.iso in VirtualBox Manager 5.1.22_Ubuntu (Ubuntu 17.04). Now I want to enable location service. Here I read that I have 3 options if I would have installed a developer ...

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