Questions tagged [geolocation]

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

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Can you use cell tower triangulation without a SIM card?

Since cell phones can call 911 without a SIM card present, it is clear that they can connect to a cellular network to which they are not subscribed. Is it possible to use this knowledge to do cell ...
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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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How can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi?

How can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi? I would like to see at what times exactly in the last week (for example) my phone connected to wifi. In fact I would like ...
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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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Phone hot and battery drain when walking or driving

I've noticed a very strange behavior on my phone. Every time I move out of my house walking or in the car it starts to get hot and drain battery. Google play services become on top of consumption. I ...
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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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Remotely Turn on Location for Lost/Stolen Phone

My Samsung Galaxy S7 was lost or stolen tonight at an airport. I can remotely see that it is at 63% battery power, but I had the google location turned off. How can I remotely turn on location? (I ...
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How do I get Google Now to report correct season-related information?

At time of writing, it's mid-summer (July 27, USA). On my Galaxy S7, when I activate Google voice search and ask it how many days until fall, it tells me 217 days, which I know is wrong. When I ask ...
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Is there a (decentralized) open source “Google Latitude” alternative?

Is there an open source application which allows to share my location in real time? I'm looking for a fully open source solution, that is open source client as well as open source server software. It ...
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Create an app shortcut to open it with restricted permissions

Is there a way to create a specific shortcut for an app that would open it with limited permissions that I specify? For example, I want to create a shortcut to open Snapchat (an app which uses ...
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GPS message when turning on phone

I have a Nexus 5 running android 6.0, I was updating som apps when the phone turned off for low battery level. When i switch it on again I had a dialog saying that GPS is not active (as ever) and apps ...
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Location app for family members

Is there any Android app which allows any family member to get my real-time location if installed ? Or is there any way to allow it ?
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How to reverse acceptance in Android Device Manager?

If a user opens Android Device Manager in a browser (https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager), and selects an Android device that has never been accessed via Android Device Manager, they will be ...
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Android phone dialer home location

I remember from my HTC HD2 running Cyanogenmod 10.1 a "home location" indicator. It shows the area name of the caller's landline if somebody is calling. The default phone dialer app on my Newman N2 ...
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Geofence apps not working on Android 7.1.1?

So I have two apps that utilise Geofence. Nest (Auto-Away) and August (Auto-Unlock). Both made by very different companies, doing very different things. I have noticed that if the app is NOT open, ...
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Play Pokemon GO on Root with joystick on Systemless Root

I have Samsung A5 with android 5.1.1 systemless rooted. I want to play pokemon go. But enabling Mock Locations disable the game. I tried an Xposed module to hide this, then the joystick app also can't ...
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Do hotels send out wifi signals that place you there? [duplicate]

I need some clear cut answers to a question that gave birth to a divorce after 15 years of marriage. My ex husband's phone( Samsung Galaxy 6) would show him at many questionable places that he says he ...
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Locate a lost phone that is being used

My android cell phone was lost an year ago. But I can see someone has started using it, and that person has not yet removed my email ID. I am looking for a way to turn ON the location services of the ...
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How do I edit my home address for Google Now/Maps/Latitude?

I just upgraded to the Galaxy Nexus. In the new Google Now, the traffic for my home destination is listed incorrectly. I also noticed that the Home address for myself under the People listing is ...
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I want to use my phone as a GPS, but I don't want to turn on high accuracy to assist Google's wardriving. What am I to do?

I like using my phone as a GPS. It has all the sensors and storage and everything. Even if I can't find a good app yet. However (since I am concerned about leaking private data, I have turned the ...
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Enable Location Services via Remote Control

I always disable (Google) Location Services on my phone because they are always drain a lot battery (probably because my mobile Internet is very slow). But in case I lose my phone I can't use any ...
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GPS when roaming with no data

What kind of GPS functionality should I expect on a roaming Android device that has mobile data disabled when I am abroad? I have just found myself a bit stuck with Google Offline Maps because my ...
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Android VPN (PIA) and Location Settings

I am currently using a Private Internet Access (PIA) vpn on my S7 Edge. If I leave the location/GPS function on while surfing the web "anonymously", will having the location feature on make my VPN ...
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Disabling Android Device Manager location notification on Galaxy S4

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. When you use the Android Device Manager to locate your phone it shows a notification that it was utilized, which is stupid in my opinion as it tells the bad guys/gals what ...
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Some location based mobile sites not working in chrome

I'm getting a message from some websites (m.yelp.com and nextbus.com) they do not have "permission to access your location". I have my location permission turned on for chrome in the app manager and ...
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List of domains used by Google Maps API Family (Firewall Config)

our corporate config firewall to allow Android Phone use App to Map Location , our programmer use fused location provider API (GPS, Network etc) to Map , but the Phont is in the internal network,and ...
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I am being stalked with Android device manager

I once had to locate my phone from my ex-boyfriend's cell phone. Now he is constantly locating my whereabouts with Android Device Manager. I have removed my device from his list of devices on his ...
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setting mock location remotely

for testing purpose I need to fake my GPS location on a real Android device. Now I know about the possibility of Android Emulator and setting their GPS location via telnet. I dont really have a clue ...
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Is there an app for scrambling GPS?

I'm looking for an app or at least a method that would run on background and keep scrambling GPS to appear weaker (not fake gps!). Needed for debugging of my other app. My only current option is ...
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Nexus 6P GPS location inaccuracies

I have a brand-new Nexus 6P, not rooted, running Android 6.0.1. I have location mode set to high accuracy (with GPS, WiFi Scanning, and Bluetooth Scanning all set to on). Almost all of the time, this ...
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How to simulate no GPS fix

I wonder if there is a way to simulate NO GPS signal without going in the basement. As if you were inside a tunnel or under the earth surface. I am not talking about location mocking. I wonder if we ...
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Is it possible to change Device's location?

I want to change my device location (lat,lang, etc) to a different place. I don't want to mock. I want it to function like If I open Google Maps, it points to my desired location not the real location....
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Sony Z GPS issue (maybe after root)

Apps on Sony Z could not find location using GPS after even like 15 minutes (about max I waited). I did not use location for some time, during which one thing I did is making root via Wondershare ...
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Using another phone's GPS signal as location

I have an android phone (Device A), and an android tablet (Device B). Device B has a decent GPS, but Device A's is pretty much unusable. I would like to use Device A for navigation, but to do so I ...
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google hangouts gives wrong location [duplicate]

I logged into google hangouts at my mothers house, on her tablet, through her wifi. How can google give a address to a house eight miles away?
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How does an app know, if GPS is faked?

I have heard it is possible to simulate a GPS location with a developer option. However people get banned from Pokémon go, if they fake their location. Is this because an app knows, when it's a ...
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Can't find location for bought app

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, running android 5.0.2 (LRX22G... if that helps). I've just bought an app from the play store. It's a GPS app where I'd like to find the location of the saved APK and then ...
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for all Androids: does airplane mode always prevent location tracking?

(Apologies if the answers to the following questions seem obvious, but I am not an expert, so thought I'd ask.) The larger question can be broken down, but I don't believe the subquestions are worthy ...
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Disabling the GPS? [duplicate]

Is it possible to disable the internal GPS of a device? I need to disable the hardware itself without disabling location services. Currently I've only been able to achieve this by wrapping my phone ...
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Internal GPS interfering with mock locations?

I've been using mock locations in my latest endeavors, and I'm having some issues. I enabled a mock location app from the developer options, set my Location Mode to 'Device Only,' and took precautions ...
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How can I track my location and phone logs?

As an experiment, I would like to track the following things: Location Phone logs Text messages I have a Nexus 4 running KitKat (CyanogenMod, rooted), and I would prefer to export to CSV or ...
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Let my friend check my locations while I am taking a stranger's car?

I am thinking about taking a long-distance rideshare offered by a stranger on Craigslist. For safety, I would like my friends to track my location, until I reach the destination and tell them that I ...
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Mute or change user group ringtone depending on current location and time

Here's a sample scenario: when I'm at home and it's after 10pm, all call need to be silent, but family calls are enabled to ring loud. Is it possible to do this? (preferably using Tasker, but 3rd-...
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Vehicle tracking

All office buses would have Android 4G mobile phones with the driver, always switched on and always charging. These mobile phones need to broadcast realtime location possibly from an Android app, or ...
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Is google location history accurate [duplicate]

my girlfriend's location history show her places on different days that she swears she had not been to. I s this info accurate
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What happens if I remove a file from /etc/permissions?

So I rooted my phone recently and want to thoroughly clean up my phone. I specifically want to remove a file in /etc/permissions (or /system/etc/permissions) called android.hardware.location.gps.xml, ...